With the recent Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 remake serving as a freshly-plated dish of goodness -- in that the gameplay holds up like a well-posed skater on a half-pipe -- there's been a resurgence of interest in the action-sports genre. Case in point the also recent release of Skater XL. And now, with the new documentary Pretending I'm A Superman we've also got an honest and open inside look into the creation of the Tony Hark games.
With our own intrepid skater/reporter Stephen Farrelly providing an equally honest and open look into the creation of said doco in a new feature. A lengthy deep-dive that will serve as the perfect cleanser between Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 remake sessions.
Yeah, I'm not a skater so you're gonna get food analogies. And speaking of delicacies, here be a taste.
Loads of people I know have never rolled or ridden, regardless of apparatus, but they’ve played -- and loved -- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. Most laugh when you explain to them it started as a demo with Bruce Willis from Die Hard on a skateboard on a skyrise rooftop. That’s unexplainably relatable for all the wrong reasons, but it kind of isn’t and that’s one of the things that makes what became, and still is, a phenomenon.
Pretending I'm A Superman - A Deep Dive on the New Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Documentary