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Watch Tony Hawk pull off a classic THPS challenge in real life

Ever wondered what the 'collect the S-K-A-T-E letters' challenge from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater would look like in real life?

To celebrate the launch of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Remastered, the Birdman's team set up a pretty cool stunt for the celebrity skater – dressing his ramp up with the iconic gold letters from the game for him to collect.

The S-K-A-T-E letters are an enduring part of the THPS series – in-game, you're tasked with collecting the letters that are scattered around each map in order to complete a challenge.

Seeing Hawk's team set the letters up for him to collect on his own ramp is downright heartwarming, if nothing else. All the stunt needs to be more authentic is a speaker blasting out Superman by Goldfinger.

In the video that the veteran skater shared, we also see Hawk collect a hidden tape that his staff left lying around – another nod to a classic objective from the various in-game maps.

If you're not certain whether the game is worth picking up, head on over to our review of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

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