Playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 brought me back to my afternoons skateboarding around in the endless summer trying to nail a kickflip, or passing around a controller at a friend’s house as we all competed for the high score on his memory card.
Everything I loved about those days – about these games – is still here. It just looks and sounds a lot better. Like Tony Hawk, we’re all a little older. These levels are old friends now, not new acquaintances. But like The Birdman himself, what here’s still holds up, and landing a 900 feels just as incredible as ever.