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Tony Hawk's Underground (THUG)

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Also on:PS2, GBA, GC
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Gameplay Controls

Tony Hawk's Underground (THUG)
GamePlay: CONTROL TIPS · When you bail, tap the controller buttons repeatedly to get up faster. · Each skater has a different trick setup. You can configure your tricks any way you like using the in- game Edit Skater/Tricks menu. · Special tricks have high point values. Expand your special tricks by playing through Story Mode. · You can jump off your board and continue your combo run for a limited time. Use this move to get your speed back up and keep tricking (just before you think your combo is over).

SCORING TIPS · Combine grab and flip tricks while catching air for higher scores. · You can continue your combo moves using reverts and manuals. Manuals keep your combo going across flatland ground sections. Reverts keep your combo going from, big, air tricks off ramps. During a run (unless in a free skate session), every time you repeat a trick, the trick's point value decreases. To get a high score, you're going to have to think about your "line" and mix up the tricks you perform. · Switch tricks are worth more and devalue separately from regular tricks. · Try to trick into and out of every grind. · Use special tricks for huge scores. · Spinning (540° 720°) while in the air performing tricks nets bigger scores. Press the L or R button to spin around faster. · Every trick in a combo adds to your score multiplier. · Nollie tricks score more points than regular ollie tricks. · Trick across gaps (the blue text transfers) to maximize your combos. · When landing from a quarterpipe, revert then manual to continue your combo. · You can combo every type of trick-lip tricks, manuals, vert tricks, grinds, etc.and use revert to link them together. There are also spine transfers and skitching and you can link those in your combos, too!

BASIC CONTROLS
A Button Crouch. 0llie [orJump]. To crouch, press and hold the A button. Crouching while skating around will make the skater go faster. To ollie (or jump), press and release the A button. An ollie can also be performed at the top of a ramp to increase height and/or distance (depending on the type of ramp).
B Button Grab Tricks. To perform a grab trick, you must first be in the air. Once in the air, press the Circle button in combination with one of the directional buttons. Each direction on the directional buttons performs a different grab trick. The longer you hold the Circle button down during a grab trick, the longer you'll tweak that grab trick. The score for the trick increases over the length of the grab.
X Button Flip Tricks. To perform a flip trick, you must first be in the air. Once in the air, press the X button in combination with one of the directional buttons. Each direction on the directional buttons performs a different flip trick.
Y Button Grind Tricks. To perform a grind trick, you must be near a rail or a grindable surface in the level. First ollie (press and hold the A button), and then press the Y button when near the rail/grindable surface to perform a grind trick.
Left Trigger Reverts. To revert when landing back onto a ramp, press the left or right button when you hit the ramp surface coming out of an aerial maneuver.
Right Trigger Reverts. To revert when landing back onto a ramp, press the left or right button when you hit the ramp surface coming out of an aerial maneuver.
Combo #1 GRIND TRICKS: 50-50 = When parallel to a rail, press and hold the Y button. Nosegrind = Press UP on the directional pad and the Y button. 5-0 = Press DOWN on the directional pad and the Y button. Boardslide/Lipslide = Rotate the board perpendicular to a rail and press the Y button. Noseslide/Tailslide = Press LEFT or RIGHT on the directional pad and the Y button. Rotate the part of the board you want to slide on into a rail. Smith/Feeble = Press DOWN LEFT or DOWN RIGHT on the directional pad and the Y button. Crooked/Overcrook = Press UP LEFT or UP RIGHT on the directional pad and the Y button.
Combo #2 LIP TRICKS: To perform a lip trick, skate straight up a ramp or quarterpipe and press the Y button with a directional button at the lip (or top edge) of the ramp. Press LEFT and RIGHT on the directional pad to balance.
Combo #3 MANUALS: To perform a manual, quickly press UP then DOWN on the directional pad. You can also nose manual by quickly pressing DOWN then UP on the directional pad. Press UP and DOWN on the directional pad during a manual to balance.
Combo #4 NO COMPLY: To perform a no comply, quickly tap UP on the directional pad just before tapping or releasing the A button.
Combo #5 BONELESS/FASTPLANTS/BEANPLANTS: To perform a boneless, fastplant or beanplant (varies depending on the pro skater), quickly tap UP, UP on the directional buttons and release the A button. These tricks will allow you to jump farther and higher than a regular ollie.
Combo #6 PRESSURE FLIPS: Pull the Left Trigger once to move your feet into pressure flip position. Press A to jump and the B button plus either UP, DOWN, LEFT or RIGHT to execute a pressure flip.
Combo #7 NOLLIE: A nollie is an ollie (or jump) performed on the front of the board instead of the rear. To perform a nollie, first press the Left Trigger twice to get into position, then press the A button. Nollie flip tricks follow from nollie stance. You can also toggle between regular, pressure and nollie positions by pressing the Left Trigger while grinding or in a manual.
Combo #8 SWITCH STANCE: You'll score more points when performing tricks in switch stance, which is the opposite of the skater's normal stance. To get into switch stance, press the Right Trigger. Your stats will be decreased when switched unless your Switch stat is maxed at 10.

ADVANCED CONTROLS
Combo #1 WALLRIDE: To perform a wallride, approach a wall at a 45° angle and ollie into the wall while holding the Y button. Press the A button to wallie.
Combo #2 WALLPLANT: Jump straight into a wall and press DOWN and the A button to plant your foot on the wall and kick off in the opposite direction.
Combo #3 WALLPUSH: Skate or manual straight into a wall and hold the Y button to push off the wall.
Combo #4 SPINE TRANSFERS: To transfer over a spine (two quarterpipe ramps placed back-to-back), press the Right or Left Trigger when launching off of one side of the spine.
Combo #5 SKITCHING: To skitch (get pulled behind a vehicle), press UP on the directional pad when directly behind a vehicle. Press LEFT and RIGHT on the directional pad during a skitch to balance the skater.
Combo #6 FLATLAND TRICKS: All flatland tricks stem from the manual (UP DOWN or DOWN UP). Once in a manual, tapping twice on the B button, Y button, X button or any combination of those buttons will produce a variety of flatland tricks. You must balance during the string of flatland combos using LEFT and RIGHT on the directional buttons.
Combo #7 DOUBLE-TAP FLIPS AND GRABS: Press any direction on the directional pad and tap the Flip or Grab button twice to bust a double or more advanced version of the base (single tap) trick. These tricks score more points than their base tricks.
Combo #8 GRIND/LIP BRANCHING: In the middle of a grind or lip trick, tap twice on the B button, Y button, A button or any combination to change your trick.
Combo #9 POWERSLIDE: Press DOWN, DOWN, on the directional buttons then tap the Right Trigger to do a quick 180°.
Combo #10 ACID DROPS: Press the Right and Left Triggers while jumping over a quarterpipe ramp to acid drop into the ramp. You can do this while skating or walking. (See the Walking section below.)

WALKING AND CLIMBING
Directional Pad Move player. While in Walk Made use the directional pad to control your skater.
Left Thumbstick Note: Using the left thumbstick to control your skater while in Walk Mode will make the skater run, not walk, whether or not you're holding the A button down.
A Button Run/Climb. By pressing and holding the A button, your skater will run instead of walk. To climb and/or hang, you must first be in Walk Mode; then jump (using the A button) near a wall or hanging wire and then press the Right Trigger to grab the ledge. While hanging, press LEFT and RIGHT to move your position and press UP to climb up onto the ledge surface. Note: Not all ledges allow climbing or hanging.
White Button Switch to walking. In Tony Hawk's Underground you can get off your skateboard and walk or run. To switch from skating to walking, press the Black or White Buttons.
Black Button Switch to walking. In Tony Hawk's Underground you can get off your skateboard and walk or run. To switch from skating to walking, press the Black or White Buttons.