Tony Hawk: Vert

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Tony Hawk: Vert
Developer(s) Glu Mobile
Publisher(s) Glu Mobile
Series Tony Hawk's
Platform(s) Mobile phone
Release17 November 2009 [1]
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player

Tony Hawk: Vert is a mobile skateboarding video game created by Glu Mobile. It was released on November 17, 2009, the same day Tony Hawk: Ride released for consoles. The game features a unique camera perspective and a 3D visual style. [2]

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Gameplay

Tony Hawk: Vert is played in a half-pipe and focuses on vert skateboarding. A new point-of-view, unique in the franchise, is used in Vert, with the player viewing their skater from behind one of the ramps of the half-pipe. [3] The game offers three locations and twelve challenges, which include scoring against a clock, "extreme" skater tasks, copy cat challenges, and bonus mini-games (such as trick requests). [4]

Reception

Jon Mundy of Pocket Gamer called the game "a slick, imaginative reboot of an established series" and rated it 3.5 stars out of 5. He went on to say that "bright and full of imaginative touches, Tony Hawk: Vert marks an exciting new direction for the series. It's stopped just short of greatness by its slim running time and a slight lack of depth". [5]

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