Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 review for Nintendo Switch:

This review we will tell you about the Nintendo Switch port of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, the remake of the first two titles of the historic skating simulation franchise

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, the remake of the first two titles of the beloved skating simulation saga, was released for the first time during the summer of 2020 ( here our review of that version), while the port for Nintendo Switch – which will be discussed in this article – was only released on June 25th .

The PC and console version of the game has been extremely well received by both audiences and critics alike. The title was in fact able to maintain the characteristics that defined the two original titles and, at the same time, to be in step with the times in appearance and gameplay. Let’s find out if the Nintendo Switch version has maintained these high quality standards.

On the skate with Tony Hawk

Exactly like in the version published last year, at the first start the game asks us if we want to take part in a tutorial level and, in case we decide to proceed with it, we meet Tony Hawk, who will be our avatar during this phase. We can immediately note that, despite the known limitations of the Nintendo Switch, the graphic rendering of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, which we will deal with in detail later in the review, is satisfactory.

Once we have passed the tutorial phase, we finally access the main menu of the game, where another pleasant confirmation awaits us : all the modes present in the previous release, including the beloved function of creating custom skate parks , are also present in this porting. Finally, the roster of professional skaters is also complete , made up of all the athletes already present in the original titles and several new faces.

Flip, Grind and Lip – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 review for Nintendo Switch

As we said in the previous paragraph, all game modes of the 2020 release have been integrated into the port. The two multiplayer modes are therefore also present in this version : online and local. The latter, which uses the split screen, requires an additional controller to be activated .

The online mode, in addition to the possibility of confronting players from all over the world, then allows you to visit the parks created by other users; it has been reported that a small percentage of the environments designed by gamers lead the version being reviewed to crash but, during our gaming experience, we have not had the opportunity to encounter the problem.

Going to deepen the distribution of the controls on the joy-con and, in general, the simulation of the skating experience , once again we do not find any particular defects to report. The gameplay is dynamic , easy to learn but difficult to master, while the controls are always intuitive . In these respects, the Switch version has nothing to envy to other releases.

Fluidity and stability – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 review for Nintendo Switch

As stated in a previous paragraph of the review, despite using a lower frame rate than that proposed on other consoles, the graphic rendering of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on Nintendo Switch is satisfactory, also because, thanks to the choice to do so. running at 30 fps , it is able to preserve all the details of the environments and characters. The fluidity of the movement , fundamental in a title like this, is always perfectly rendered.

The only time the graphics show any sign of abating is during split screen games. When playing this mode not all the details of the environment are preserved and the outlines of some objects become less precise. However, the decrease in yield is not such as to affect playability and, in any case, it never affects the movement , which remains fluid.

Conclusions

Arriving at the end of our review, we can say that the porting of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 for Nintendo Switch was flawlessly done . In this version, the title is in fact present in its entirety and is capable of re-proposing the exciting gaming experience for which it is known. Also as regards the visual aspect , despite the aforementioned downgrade , the title does not deprive its environments and its characters of their details and never lacks stability. Finally, even in the local multiplayer mode, where we found some critical issues , the playability remains in fact unchanged.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 was developed by Vicarious Visions and, as mentioned at the beginning of the piece, is available for Nintendo Switch from June 25, 2021. Keep following us on tuttoteK to stay updated on all the main upcoming games. You can buy this and many other titles using Instant Gaming .

 

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