The Bullring ("Bullring by the Sea" in real life) is a competition level featured in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
Level is based on "Bullring by the Sea" located in Tijuana. According to Tony Hawk, it was rented for $1500 for 2 weeks in 1998, the ramp iself was built in 10 days and the footage took the other 4 days. It can be seen in the THPS1 intro movie, taken from Birdhouse "The End" movie. The game level iteration was expanded with extra objects and was given a more Mexican feel by the unique gap names, announcer and the bull.
This level is often remembered for its very high heights. The huge starting halfpipe is a staple of the level, as well as the huge loop found to the lower left of the halfpipe. The level is known, and often loathed, for the bull that does laps around the pens under the balconies, risking your life, and combo. Going into the bullpen can reap great reward, though, as green piles of dung contain $250 bills to collect are present. The extremely long and high up light wires above the level are the other infamous part of The Bullring, as it is incredibly difficult to actually land a grind on one in order to get the cash icons floating on them. Also, grinding one of these highwires and then landing on one of the balconies on either side will warrant huge points, as for every light broken, a gap is rewarded, and there's another point racking gap to be had from landing safely into the stands of a balcony.
While there are no secret areas in Bullring, it is remarkable by it's helicopter crash at the start of each run and the bull, running around the outer perimeter. The Skater can perform the Bull Plant trick off the bull, and find 4 Piles of Dung with $250 hidden in them are scattered throughout the bullpen as well.
- "¡Ándale, andale!"
- "¡Toro, toro, toro! (Bull, bull, bull!)"
- "¡Vaya con dios, amigo! (Go with God, friend!)"
- This level was mirrored unlike the level select image and how it appeared in Tony Hawk's THPS1 video.
- Bullring features the loop. This and Skate Heaven are the only places in THPS2 where skater can skate upside down given enough speed.
|Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 levels|
|Hangar • School II • Marseille • New York • Venice • Skatestreet • Philadelphia • Bullring • Chopper Drop • Skate Heaven|