Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Jul 12, 2001 prototype)

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Jul 12, 2001 prototype)
Build date Jul 12, 2001 16:16:18
Build name Preview
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date March 20, 2021
Origin CD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels PRINT PREVIEW USE ONLY - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PS2 Preview Build
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (CloneCD)
Game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
System PlayStation 2
Genre Sports - Skateboarding
Final build US Oct 1, 2001 (Rev 0)
US Oct 22, 2001 (Rev 1)
EU Oct 22, 2001
JP Oct 2, 2002
Release date US Oct 28, 2001
EU Oct 22, 2001
JP Nov 21, 2002
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A preview prototype of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 for the PlayStation 2, dated around two and a half months before the final build.


  • There are no FMV's in this build.
  • Instead of unique level loading screens, this build uses the boot loading screen as a placeholder.
  • The main menu uses a different version of the "Gangsta" track.
  • Instead of Rastapopolous, a generic pedestrian appears as the skate shop owner.
  • Only Career, Single Session, Free Skate and Create-A-Skater are selectable.
    • In the main menu, Tutorials is located between Network Play and Create-A-Skater instead of between Park Editor and Options in the final version.
  • The skater select screen in Career mode does not show either the number of goals completed, medals obtained or decks collected.
  • Pressing Square or Circle in the Career mode level select flips the tape over and shows the level goals. A feature that has been removed from the final.
  • Some of the Career goals would be changed and/or simplified in the final version.
  • Some skater's appearances are different from the final.
    • Most notably Geoff Rowley.
    • Some skaters only have default and/or placeholder boards to choose from.
  • A few extra skate brands not featured in the final version appear in this build, including Flip and Vans.
  • There are only four levels in this build: Canada, Suburbia, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
    • A lot of signs in Tokyo are different from the final.
    • The ambience SFX is very unbalanced and can get irritating at times. Also, the sound levels of the audience cannot be changed in the pause menu.
    • The secret area can be accessed by wall riding the big round "門" sign, instead of grind-cutting the wires holding it like in the final.
    • The entrance to that area is untextured.
  • Activating the free camera feature works a bit different in this version. Press both Select + X during gameplay (twice to toggle HUD off). Use R1/R2 for pitch, the left analog stick for axis and the right stick to move around. Unlike the final build, you can actually exit this mode with the same button combination.
  • Pressing R1+SELECT changes the camera perspective, unlike every other version of the game where SELECT alone is sufficient.
  • The physics in this build are less refined.
  • Some runs start with the camera to the right side of the player.
  • The pitch of the special trick orchestral hit sound is a semitone too high. Unlike the final version where it is too low.
  • A lot of the game's sound effects are at inconsistent pitches.
  • A lot of the game's text is written in all caps.
    • Notably the entire Create-A-Skater mode and "Score" in the HUD.
    • The spin counter in the trick string is colored red.
  • Only a bare minimum of the trick assignment option has been implemented.
    • However, all skaters are assigned all special tricks with combinations primarily using the Square button.
U = Up | D = Down | L = Left | R = Right | T = Triangle | S = Square | C = Circle
Air specials Manual specials Grind specials
1-2-3-4 LRS Kickflip Superman RUS Anti Casper RUT Coffin DRT
540 Tailwhip ULS Laser Flip RDS Casper RDT Crail Slide DLT
Christ Air LRC McTwist DLS Crail Slide DLT Fandangle ULT
Gazelle Underflip UDS Slamma Jamma RLS Handstand Double Flip URT Lip specials
Ghetto Bird URS Stalefish Backflip DRS Primo DRT Big Spin Flip To Tail UDT
FS 540 LDS The 900 RDC Truckstand LDT Dark Disaster LRT
Kickflip Backflip LDC The Jackass DUS
  • A total of seven songs are in this version of the game.
    • Some songs can be found in a less censored form.
Artist Song Title
CKY 96 Quite Bitter Beings
Adolescents Amoeba
Reverend Horton Heat I Can't Surf
AFI The Boy Who Destroyed the World
Alien Ant Farm Wish
Motörhead Ace of Spades
Rollins Band What's the Matter Man
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable (in PCSX2): Yes (as of March 17, 2021).
    • Game contains dongle protection: No.




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A huge thanks to Drac for doing the initial research on this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also