Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

PSX PlayStation Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Miscut

Jewel Case Release – Miscut Manual (cut off at top)

 

Genre:
Skateboarding
CDs:
1
Publisher:
Activision
Released:
September 6, 2000
Developer:
Neversoft
UPC:
0 47875 12235 2
Sony ID:
SLUS-01066
PSRM:
017300
Players:
1  to 2 Players
Memory:
1 Block
Accessories:
Analog, Vibration
ESRB:
Teen Mild Animated Violence, Mild Language
Box Copy:

Hawk’s back. With New Technology. New Pros. And New Tricks. THPS2, the Legend Rides On.

Overview:

  • Players can skate as one of 13 pros or create a character from scratch.
  • Players can ride with the skills of Tony Hawk, the most recognized skateboarding pro of all time.
  • Design your dream park in Real-Time 3D, using a variety of maps, funboxes, rails, and more.

Product Features:

  • Skate as legendary Tony Hawk or one of 12 other pro skaters
  • Create your own custom skaters
  • Multiple play modes including 1-Player career and free skate modes as well as 2-player modes such as trick Attack, Graffiti, Tag and more.
  • Build your own custom skate parks with the 3D Real Time Park Editor
  • Signature Pro Moves Including hundreds of new tricks
  • Includes Hip Hop & Punk soundtrack featuring Rage Against the Machine, Naughty by Nature, Papa Roach and More

 

Variants

There was a very small print run before it went to Greatest Hits where Activision added a blurb about the game’s EGM Silver Rating to the bottom right corner. It appears only the manual was updated visually – the disc art and back insert appear to be the same.

PSX PlayStation Tony Hawk's Pro SKater 2 EGM Silver Variant

 

Misprints

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2’s misprint history is fairly amusing due to a poor graphic design choice. When you’re designing artwork that has imagery extending past the edge of the paper (a ‘bleed’), there is what’s called a “live area” from the edge of the paper inward to where important assets need to stop. This live area is an invisible area that acts as a buffer between the intended design and where a machine will trim off the excess ‘bleed’ artwork.

In Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2’s case – the first skater name Muska at the top of the name arc breaks the safety margin and got caught in both the printer shift and the bleed cut.

This happened all over the place with THPS2 – so much so that I can’t even really call it a misprint as it’s just “the print”. The manuals – both Black Label and Greatest Hits – run the gamut of ‘Just right’ to ‘Literally cut off the M’. I’ve illustrated that in the image below. I have a correct version not pictured but inbound.

PSX PlayStation Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Miscut Misprint

That said, here’s the Greatest Hits Release of it! You can track all the Greatest Hist by clicking here.

PSX PlayStation Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Greatest Hits Release

Greatest Hits Release

Sadly, the follies don’t end. At one point a reprint of Tony Hawk and Action Bass collided, causing the physical disc of Tony Hawk 2 to have the actual game of Action Bass on it. The good news is this is actually easy to identify thanks to the Greatest Hits’s disc lack of a color image covering the inner ring. Look in the inner ring (circled in red below) and if you spot the backwards PSRM of 202080, that’s Action Bass! A proper disc will have the backwards PSRM-0173000.

If you love these kinds of items, check out I AM ERROR’s web-site. He tracks all kinds of misprints across every known system!

PSX PlayStation Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Action Bass Misprint

 

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