Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is a fun skateboarding game for your phone. It features skate legend Tony Hawk, star of countless video games over the years.
The aim of Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is to master your boarding skills to proceed through a series of different stages. Controls are based around the 2, 4, 6 and 8 keys, or the directional buttons on your phone. As Tony skates along, key combinations will be displayed on screen which you'll need to press within the given time to pull off a particular trick.
You can choose to skate on the flat, on a half-pipe or grind along walls and railings, with each posing the opportunity for different kinds of tricks. Tony Hawk's Proving Ground includes many of the popular challenges from the console versions of the game such as collecting the letters S-K-A-T-E, finding the secret tapes and smashing boxes.
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground includes a 'Horse' mode in which you do battle with a friend, taking it in turns to try to beat each other's points totals.
The only thing that disappoints in Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is the game's appearance. The sub-standard graphics look garish and lack any kind of detail. That said, the animation of the moves feels fluid and realistic.
With its varied levels and challenges, Tony Hawk's Proving Ground proves an enjoyable skate game for mobile phones.