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Loadscrn Airport

Airport loading screen

Airport is the fifth level in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. It reappears in Tony Hawk's Underground 2 as a Classic Mode level, and in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD as downloadable content. The level has been recreated in the style of play and to match the graphics of each of the games that it has reappeared in.

Origin

The origin of this level is unclear as THPS3 doesn't have any direct indications of its location. However, the welcoming billboard states "Welcome to the islands", there are palm trees all around the airport and player can notice the volcano at the entrance of the airport. According to the texture name, this is the hawaiian volcano (Diamond Head). So we can claim that Airport is located in Hawaii.

However, the globe map in THUG2 mistakenly has it placed in Japan. That made people to presume that airport is located in either Osaka or Fukuoka. But there is no japanese text at all, so this probably was just a random placement without a thought behind it.

Layout

The level is an airport terminal, including waiting room, baggage claim, baggage handling, toilets, customs and a helipad.

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Airport, as it appears in the GameBoy Advance version of THPS3.

The level is significantly different in appearance in the GameBoy Advance version of Pro Skater 3, in keeping with the graphics and capability of the console.

Goals

  1. High Score: 75,000 points.
  2. Pro Score: 150,000 points.
  3. Sick Score: 300,000 points.
  4. Collect S-K-A-T-E
  5. Find the Secret Tape
  6. Airwalk Over An Escalator (Vert)
  7. Crooked Grind around the Baggage Claim (Street)
  8. Visit 10 Countries
  9. Get the Tickets to your Skate Buddy
  10. Stop the Pickpockets

Additional info

Speaker

  • "Flight 666 to Las Vegas is departing now from gate 1."
  • "The yellow zone is for loading and unloading only."
  • "Mr. Thorne, please, report to the white courtesy phone." - this one refers to Darren Thorne, one of game developers.
  • "Flight 275 to Woodland Hills is departing in 5 minutes from gate 23."
  • "Flight 275 to <Pequiva???> is departing in 5 minutes from gate 23."
  • "Flight 62 to Hollywood is departing in 10 minutes from gate 15."
  • "Flight 62 to Petaluma is departing in 10 minutes from gate 15."
  • "We are now boarding our first class and far superior individuals."
  • "Now boarding couch, the lower class citizens."
  • "Please, do not park in front of the terminal. We will tow your car and send you the parts in the box."

Boards

  • "Welcome to the islands"
  • "We lost your bags again"
  • "Noel owes me 5000 bucks" - may refer to Noel Hines, one of game developers.

Trivia

  • During the development, Neversoft planned to include some stuff which would involve terrorists. After 9/11 it was decided to replace terrorists with pickpockets. However, the pickpocket model file is still called terrorist_a.
  • In THUG2 if the player skates into one of the steel doors at the end of the level, they will teleport back to the start.
  • In THPSHD and the PS1/N64 versions of THPS3, Airport is set in the night, while the other versions are set in the day.
  • In THPS3 and THPSHD, there are police officers guarding the bottom of the escalators. They will knock you down if you go anywhere near them.

See also

Gallery


Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 levels
FoundryCanadaRioSuburbiaAirportSkater Island Los AngelesTokyoCruise ShipOil RigDownhillParis

WarehouseBurnsideRoswell

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 levels
TrainingBostonBarcelonaBerlinAustraliaNew OrleansSkatopiaPro SkaterTriangle

SchoolPhiladelphiaDownhill JamLos AngelesCanadaAirport

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