Tony Hawk's Underground

Sports Game - Game Boy - MPN: 80645
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Get ready for a totally new breed of the Tony Hawk experience - Tony Hawk's Underground. Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as a superstar skater.
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Game Genre Sports Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Expert Reviews
Tony Hawks Underground
5 Star Review  GameSpy - Nov 15, 2003

In the opening paragraph of my review of last year's GBA Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, I said that I fully expected the franchise to be on its last wheels. It seemed ready to bail. Of course, I was wrong. The handheld THPS4 kicked butt. Now fast forward to this year. The early press was that Tony Hawk's Underground would have a heavy Grand Theft Auto vibe to it, and it's never a good sign when an established name starts glomming on to whatever is hot. This, I figured had to be the year the Hawkster crashed and burned. Of course, I'm wrong again. This might be mistaken for hyperbole, but the cart transforms my GBA-SP into -- pound-for-pound -- possibly the greatest thing in the history of mankind.

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Tony Hawks Underground
5 Star Review  IGN.com - Oct 27, 2003

It's a remarkable feat to make a great design even better...but they've done it.

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Tony Hawk's Underground
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Tony Hawk's Underground receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.77 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #3,767 game of all time, #53 game of 2003 for the Game Boy Advance and #211 Game Boy Advance game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 7 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Tony Hawks Underground
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 5, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Tony Hawks Underground and the rating is 88 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great Game!
3 Star Review   By member The PriceFinder - Apr 1, 2008   

Strengths: enough in this game to keep any kid busy for days.

Weakness: slow moving and hard.

It is a game with wonderful graphics (at least for GBA). It is also reasonably priced. However, for me it was kind of boring and a let down. Since I like Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 so much I thought I would like this, but I was wrong. But if you're into both video games and skateboarding then this game would not be such a horribble choice.

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Tony Hawk’s Underground
5 Star Review   By member galvatron2k1 - Jan 10, 2006   

Strengths: Graphics, game play, sound

Tony Hawk’s Underground for the GBA looks and plays great for a handheld game. The action and tricks are fluid and the action never skips a beat. The graphics are solid and so is the sound. The game play is great depending on whichever mode you select: arcade or story mode. Each has its own goals and objectives and there are also numerous unlockables. Also, they incorporated some multiplayer modes in the form of horse and regular modes, where you try to beat your opponents score. These features are playable from the same GBA console and if you have a link cable and 2 copies of the game, you can go head to head in some shopping cart races. Overall, this game is great and I highly recommend it.

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THUG
2 Star Review   By member StashEX - Aug 31, 2005   

Strengths: A decent time killer

Weakness: Moves are hard to pull off with the d-pad, 3/4 view is too much of a hinderance

Tony Hawk's Underground is the kind of game that screams 'for fans only'. Activision had to understandly cut many corners for the GBA port but the 3/4 perspective does not work well and using the pad to pull off moves is too cumbersome. With sub-par graphics and sound, THUG is only good to waste some time if nothing else is around to play.

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Tony Hawk on the very small screen
4 Star Review   By member CrashSpyro123 - Jul 17, 2005   

Strengths: Fun Tony Hawk gameplay, great change of pace in the series.

Weakness: GBA hardware limits the sound and graphics. Short story mode.

Seeing the new installment of the Tony Hawk series integrate a story mode in the first installment of the Underground was a nice change of pace that seemed to give some reason for skating the town red. The classic Tony Hawk controls are modified a little for the 4 button portable, but it's still easy to control and very fun to play. The capabilities of the hardware in the graphics and sound department do hold the game down a little, but this is still the best looking Tony Hawk game on the GBA and the music is good enough for the game. While the story is very short, there's lost of replayability to play it over and over or switch to the arcade mode to play with the pros in a more structured mission style like past games. If you're a fan of the Tony Hawk series wanting more and have a GBA, definitely pick this game up.

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4 Star Review   By member sabin23 - Jun 30, 2005   

Strengths: Fun gameplay, story mode and creating your own skater, Tony Hawk in portable format.

Weakness: Dissapointing if you're expecting to play the console version, controls not as intuitive, subpar graphics and sound.

Given the limitations of the GBA hardware, I'm surprised Activision was able to squeeze Tony Hawk into a portable format. The game is played in in a 3/4 perspective and the graphics are rather bland. The sound isn't so good either (I miss the licensed tracks of its big brother). The controls are a little different on the GBA but you get used to it after a while. You basically have to create your own skater and gradually build up your skills. Eventually you will progress to a point where you max and will be able to pull off most of the tricks that we all know and love. Despite being nearly a totally different game, THUG still retains many of the same elements that make Tony Hawk such a good game.

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4 Star Review   By member c0urage0us - Jun 23, 2005   

Strengths: The Tony Hawk experience recreated on the Gameboy Advance

Weakness: Music is annoying/repetative, controls take a lot to get used to

Tony Hawk's Underground for the GBA is fantastic! You start from scratch, creating you own custom skateboarder, then you hit the streets learning tricks and making your way up the ranks. Impress some of the top skaters of the world, then they'll teach you tricks or help you advance along on your journey to the top. Addictive gameplay and huge variety of moves, keeps the game going and going. Pick this one up if you have any interest in action sports.

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3 Star Review   By member YoshiFan - Jun 20, 2005   

Strengths: Great graphics and gameplay

Weakness: Not enough game levels

Tony Hawk's Underground is the 5th Tony Hawk game to be released for Gameboy Advance. Just like the other games in the series, Tony Hawk's Underground does not those looking to skate on their Gameboy Advance system. The game is half 2D and half 3D with an isometric perspective. This allows the game to be designed and played just like the console versions of the game with the same name. The design of the levels is great with each level having multiple tasks and objectives to complete. The game does not have all the levels from the console versions of the game. This makes the game shorter than it should be but you will still enjoy the levels that were included in the game. If you like Tony Hawk games, Tony Hawk's Underground is a good purchase.

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3 Star Review   By member Honrosie42 - Jun 15, 2005   

Strengths: The skater animation is nice, There are a variety of tasks to do in story mode

Weakness: In the tutorial, I think it does not explain the basics well enough, graphics are icky

I was surprised how similar the controls are to the console versions, except you are seeing everything from a top down view. It's rather impressive for a handheld. I always have trouble with Tony Hawk games, so I was hoping for a tutorial that would hold my beginner's hand until I got the moves down. Sadly, I found the help lacking. The instructions on what my skate tutor wanted out of me were often vague. But, perhaps it was expected that I had previous game experience. I think in time I will be an alright skater. You can make your own skater, however this is not as cool as it seems. The skater looks like a fuzzy blot, and you can barely tell the male and female models apart. So you basically are just picking what color shirt your blob has on. You can also design your own board. That's a bit silly, because I don't think you can see it in game. So, I may sound negative but it's ok for what it is; Tony Hawk on a handheld, but with icky graphics. It's a cheap price, so if you want to skate on the go, this game seems like your match.

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4 Star Review   By member FOnewearl - Jun 13, 2005   

Strengths: 10 different skate parks to play, 17 differnt skaters to play as, create a skater & board modes

Weakness: non I can think of

While they can not bring the same exact experience of playing Tony Hawk's Underground on the GameBoy Advance as you would get on any of the console systems the developers Vicarious Visions have done a fantastic job of doing what they can for Tony Hawk's Underground with the hardware that is the GameBoy Advance. Like other Tony Hawk Skater games on the GameBoy Advance you will still be skating around with an isometric type prospective. Tony Hawk's Underground doesn't really do anything new to the GameBoy Advance Tony Hawk games but what really makes it fun is that the levels are really well done and are huge so that the game is still alot of fun even if it's something you have done before on previous Tony Hawk games. You also have a ton of goals to go after that will give you alot of play time if you want to complete Tony Hawk's Underground 100%. I would highly recommend Tony Hawk's Underground to anyone looking for an extreme sports game to play on the go as it doesn't get any better than the Tony Hawk series just as it is on the home systems.

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4 Star Review   By member jeffblack12 - Jun 9, 2005   

Strengths: Well done game, well transfered to the game boy

Weakness: Not as good as the console versions, obviously, hard to get used the controls after playing the console version

This game is impressive in that it manages to maintain a lot of the console version in a portable game. I find tony hawk games are more difficult with the control scheme that you are forced with on the GBA SP, and that reduces the quality of the game somewhat, but it still manages to include most everything from the console version. A very fun game with a lot of things to do and a long time to do them in, it will keep you busy for a while.

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Get ready for a totally new breed of the Tony Hawk experience - Tony Hawk's Underground. Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as a superstar skater.
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Game Genre Sports Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
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Product Title Tony Hawk's Underground
Manufacturer Activision
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Power Score 4.3 | 14 Reviews
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Release Date: 2003-10-28
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Brand Name: Activision
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Expert Reviews
Tony Hawks Underground
5 Star Review  GameSpy - Nov 15, 2003

In the opening paragraph of my review of last year's GBA Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, I said that I fully expected the franchise to be on its last wheels. It seemed ready to bail. Of course, I was wrong. The handheld THPS4 kicked butt. Now fast forward to this year. The early press was that Tony Hawk's Underground would have a heavy Grand Theft Auto vibe to it, and it's never a good sign when an established name starts glomming on to whatever is hot. This, I figured had to be the year the Hawkster crashed and burned. Of course, I'm wrong again. This might be mistaken for hyperbole, but the cart transforms my GBA-SP into -- pound-for-pound -- possibly the greatest thing in the history of mankind.

Read the full review »

Tony Hawks Underground
5 Star Review  IGN.com - Oct 27, 2003

It's a remarkable feat to make a great design even better...but they've done it.

Read the full review »

Tony Hawk's Underground
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Tony Hawk's Underground receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.77 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #3,767 game of all time, #53 game of 2003 for the Game Boy Advance and #211 Game Boy Advance game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 7 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

Tony Hawks Underground
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 5, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Tony Hawks Underground and the rating is 88 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great Game!
3 Star Review   By member The PriceFinder - Apr 1, 2008   

Strengths: enough in this game to keep any kid busy for days.

Weakness: slow moving and hard.

It is a game with wonderful graphics (at least for GBA). It is also reasonably priced. However, for me it was kind of boring and a let down. Since I like Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 so much I thought I would like this, but I was wrong. But if you're into both video games and skateboarding then this game would not be such a horribble choice.

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Tony Hawk’s Underground
5 Star Review   By member galvatron2k1 - Jan 10, 2006   

Strengths: Graphics, game play, sound

Tony Hawk’s Underground for the GBA looks and plays great for a handheld game. The action and tricks are fluid and the action never skips a beat. The graphics are solid and so is the sound. The game play is great depending on whichever mode you select: arcade or story mode. Each has its own goals and objectives and there are also numerous unlockables. Also, they incorporated some multiplayer modes in the form of horse and regular modes, where you try to beat your opponents score. These features are playable from the same GBA console and if you have a link cable and 2 copies of the game, you can go head to head in some shopping cart races. Overall, this game is great and I highly recommend it.

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THUG
2 Star Review   By member StashEX - Aug 31, 2005   

Strengths: A decent time killer

Weakness: Moves are hard to pull off with the d-pad, 3/4 view is too much of a hinderance

Tony Hawk's Underground is the kind of game that screams 'for fans only'. Activision had to understandly cut many corners for the GBA port but the 3/4 perspective does not work well and using the pad to pull off moves is too cumbersome. With sub-par graphics and sound, THUG is only good to waste some time if nothing else is around to play.

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Tony Hawk on the very small screen
4 Star Review   By member CrashSpyro123 - Jul 17, 2005   

Strengths: Fun Tony Hawk gameplay, great change of pace in the series.

Weakness: GBA hardware limits the sound and graphics. Short story mode.

Seeing the new installment of the Tony Hawk series integrate a story mode in the first installment of the Underground was a nice change of pace that seemed to give some reason for skating the town red. The classic Tony Hawk controls are modified a little for the 4 button portable, but it's still easy to control and very fun to play. The capabilities of the hardware in the graphics and sound department do hold the game down a little, but this is still the best looking Tony Hawk game on the GBA and the music is good enough for the game. While the story is very short, there's lost of replayability to play it over and over or switch to the arcade mode to play with the pros in a more structured mission style like past games. If you're a fan of the Tony Hawk series wanting more and have a GBA, definitely pick this game up.

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4 Star Review   By member sabin23 - Jun 30, 2005   

Strengths: Fun gameplay, story mode and creating your own skater, Tony Hawk in portable format.

Weakness: Dissapointing if you're expecting to play the console version, controls not as intuitive, subpar graphics and sound.

Given the limitations of the GBA hardware, I'm surprised Activision was able to squeeze Tony Hawk into a portable format. The game is played in in a 3/4 perspective and the graphics are rather bland. The sound isn't so good either (I miss the licensed tracks of its big brother). The controls are a little different on the GBA but you get used to it after a while. You basically have to create your own skater and gradually build up your skills. Eventually you will progress to a point where you max and will be able to pull off most of the tricks that we all know and love. Despite being nearly a totally different game, THUG still retains many of the same elements that make Tony Hawk such a good game.

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4 Star Review   By member c0urage0us - Jun 23, 2005   

Strengths: The Tony Hawk experience recreated on the Gameboy Advance

Weakness: Music is annoying/repetative, controls take a lot to get used to

Tony Hawk's Underground for the GBA is fantastic! You start from scratch, creating you own custom skateboarder, then you hit the streets learning tricks and making your way up the ranks. Impress some of the top skaters of the world, then they'll teach you tricks or help you advance along on your journey to the top. Addictive gameplay and huge variety of moves, keeps the game going and going. Pick this one up if you have any interest in action sports.

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3 Star Review   By member YoshiFan - Jun 20, 2005   

Strengths: Great graphics and gameplay

Weakness: Not enough game levels

Tony Hawk's Underground is the 5th Tony Hawk game to be released for Gameboy Advance. Just like the other games in the series, Tony Hawk's Underground does not those looking to skate on their Gameboy Advance system. The game is half 2D and half 3D with an isometric perspective. This allows the game to be designed and played just like the console versions of the game with the same name. The design of the levels is great with each level having multiple tasks and objectives to complete. The game does not have all the levels from the console versions of the game. This makes the game shorter than it should be but you will still enjoy the levels that were included in the game. If you like Tony Hawk games, Tony Hawk's Underground is a good purchase.

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3 Star Review   By member Honrosie42 - Jun 15, 2005   

Strengths: The skater animation is nice, There are a variety of tasks to do in story mode

Weakness: In the tutorial, I think it does not explain the basics well enough, graphics are icky

I was surprised how similar the controls are to the console versions, except you are seeing everything from a top down view. It's rather impressive for a handheld. I always have trouble with Tony Hawk games, so I was hoping for a tutorial that would hold my beginner's hand until I got the moves down. Sadly, I found the help lacking. The instructions on what my skate tutor wanted out of me were often vague. But, perhaps it was expected that I had previous game experience. I think in time I will be an alright skater. You can make your own skater, however this is not as cool as it seems. The skater looks like a fuzzy blot, and you can barely tell the male and female models apart. So you basically are just picking what color shirt your blob has on. You can also design your own board. That's a bit silly, because I don't think you can see it in game. So, I may sound negative but it's ok for what it is; Tony Hawk on a handheld, but with icky graphics. It's a cheap price, so if you want to skate on the go, this game seems like your match.

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4 Star Review   By member FOnewearl - Jun 13, 2005   

Strengths: 10 different skate parks to play, 17 differnt skaters to play as, create a skater & board modes

Weakness: non I can think of

While they can not bring the same exact experience of playing Tony Hawk's Underground on the GameBoy Advance as you would get on any of the console systems the developers Vicarious Visions have done a fantastic job of doing what they can for Tony Hawk's Underground with the hardware that is the GameBoy Advance. Like other Tony Hawk Skater games on the GameBoy Advance you will still be skating around with an isometric type prospective. Tony Hawk's Underground doesn't really do anything new to the GameBoy Advance Tony Hawk games but what really makes it fun is that the levels are really well done and are huge so that the game is still alot of fun even if it's something you have done before on previous Tony Hawk games. You also have a ton of goals to go after that will give you alot of play time if you want to complete Tony Hawk's Underground 100%. I would highly recommend Tony Hawk's Underground to anyone looking for an extreme sports game to play on the go as it doesn't get any better than the Tony Hawk series just as it is on the home systems.

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4 Star Review   By member jeffblack12 - Jun 9, 2005   

Strengths: Well done game, well transfered to the game boy

Weakness: Not as good as the console versions, obviously, hard to get used the controls after playing the console version

This game is impressive in that it manages to maintain a lot of the console version in a portable game. I find tony hawk games are more difficult with the control scheme that you are forced with on the GBA SP, and that reduces the quality of the game somewhat, but it still manages to include most everything from the console version. A very fun game with a lot of things to do and a long time to do them in, it will keep you busy for a while.

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