Big Drop Logo in THPS2.

THPS3 Big Drop icon

Big Drop Logo in THPS3 on PS1.

Big Drop is the unique feature presented in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X. Due to players dislike, this feature was removed from the upcoming titles starting with the generation 6 versions of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. However it made its return in and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD as it was claimed to contain all the features from two initial games.

Feature originEdit

The THPS series was originally presented as a simulator, hence the attention to skater stances and other specific things. It is known that height which allows skater to land the trick successfully is limited. This feature was most likely influenced by Jamie Thomas' Leap of Faith ollie footage.

Feature mechanicsEdit

When a skater ollies from high ledges or launches himself high enough off the slope, there is a chance of Big Drop icon to appear, that will cause skater to bail if nothing was performed to avoid it. There are several ways to avoid it:

  • Hold the Ollie button
  • Land on a grind
  • Land on a manual

Trivia Edit

  • In all games where the big drop is present apart from THPSHD, players would actually earn points for landing big drops.


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