Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Players Recreate Spyro, Smash Bros In Park Creator
Jumping around these iconic levels is better on a skateboard.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 has been getting some wild fan-made skate parks. Everything from Delfino Plaza to the opening level from Spyro: Year of the Dragon has been recreated so players can shred the gnar in these iconic levels.
Redditor SonicDagan765's first custom skate park was a recreation of one of the most memorable levels in Spyro: Year of the Dragon. They kept videos of the game open on the side as they crafted purple ramps and rails to replicate the sassy dragon's playground in concrete. "I just paused it and tried to replicate the feel for [the levels]," they said in a Reddit thread of them sharing their Spyro-inspired park. "But it took many edits."
This recreation is just one example of the wild skate parks players have come up with in the pro skater remake. Players have built levels from other platformers, like Bomb-Omb Battlefield from Super Mario 64. The creator of that map, Gunderstank16, also recreated Super Mario Sunshine's Delfino Plaza.
Players can take these fan-made parks for a spin by searching the park creator database by keyword. You can find the Spyro park by searching for 'Spyro 3 Skate Parks.' There are a ton of wild creations available to play and they are only getting better as these amateur level designers learn the ins and outs of the park creator.
"I found that [storage fills up] real quick," Gunderstank16 said. Creators have struggled to fit everything they want into parks due to memory limitations and have opted for less detail. "I usually end up making the majority of my parks out of basic geometry first, then after adding objects the complexity meter just gets eaten up immediately."
Recreations of Mario and Spyro levels are only the tip of the iceberg. Players have recreated multiple levels from the Call of Duty series, including Rust and Nuketown, and others have remade Super Smash Bros. levels platform-for-platform.
All these parks look somewhat blank due to the memory issues, but the layout and geometry for many of them is spot on. That's because many of these creators, just like SonicDagan765 with Spyro, had the games they were trying to replicate open alongside Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2.
"It helps to pre-plan everything using flat smart blocks of various sizes, and mapping everything out first before building it up," Gunderstank16 said. "That way I don't have to worry about it being slightly off. That and I had Super Mario Sunshine running at the same time so I could keep going back and forth for reference."
Tony Hawk pro Skater 1 + 2 has smashed sales records for the franchise after becoming the fastest game in the series to reach 1 million sales. It helps that the game celebrates a more diverse skating culture by introducing players to a new generation of skaters.
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