How to Wall Ride in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Complete challenges and access hidden areas by learning how to Wall Ride in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2.

In Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 there are tricks and techniques that can be difficult to figure out, including the Wall Ride. While the concept itself is simple, pulling it off and using it to access hidden areas can be a bit more complex.

To help simplify things, we’ve put together a basic guide explaining how to Wall Ride in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

How to Wall Ride in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

How to Wall Ride in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
Master the Wall Ride and use it to access secret areas in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2.
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The Wall Ride technique in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is not only fun to perform, it’s useful in that you can use it to complete challenges like “Wall Ride 5 Bells” in School and School II, and access hidden areas including the area where the Secret Tape is located in School II.

If you’re uncertain what the commands are, we’ve listed what you need to press in order to Wall Ride in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 below.

  • Xbox One: Press A to Ollie next to a wall then press Y and hold to Wall Ride.
  • PlayStation 4: Press X to Ollie next to a wall then press Triangle to Wall Ride.
  • PC: Press the Space Bar to Ollie next to a wall then press ▲ to Wall Ride.

Remember that you’re going to want to time your Ollie (jump) right when you’re up against a wall. You can also try things like going from a grind into a jump and then into a Wall Ride. As with our other guides, we recommend practicing your Wall Ride a few times before using it to complete challenges like “Wall Ride 5 Bells” in School and School II.

To use the Wall Ride move to access secret areas, you’ll need to learn how to increase the height and duration of your Wall Ride. The key to this is speed as emphasized by the video tutorial from YouTuber Vexilion which we’ve embedded at the bottom of this guide.

A good example of this is the Wall Ride you need to perform in School II to get the Secret Tape.

To perform this Wall Ride successfully, you’re going to want to start back from the locker area then crouch down to increase your speed by holding A on Xbox One, X on PS4, or Space Bar on PC. Aim for the ramp leading up to a roof area, increase your speed again once you’re on the roof, then Wall Ride into the nearby roof gap.

There, you can proceed to jump across and grab the Secret Tape. Seeing how to do this is typically easier than following written instructions, so be sure to check out the helpful video from YouTuber GuidingLight that shows exactly where you need to go to grab the Secret Tape in School II and how the Wall Ride technique is the key to getting it.

Another helpful trick when it comes to accessing secret areas is the Wall Plant. Unlike the Wall Ride, the Wall Plant is used to kick yourself off a wall into the air. Not only can this help you reach secret areas, it can also help you grab items in the air like Vicarious Visions Logos.

Below, we’ve listed the buttons you need to press to Wall Plant in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

  • Xbox One: Tap A while hitting a wall in the air.
  • PlayStation 4: Tap X while hitting a wall in the air.
  • PC: Tap the Space Bar while hitting a wall in the air.

The Wall Plant commands are similar to the Wall Ride, with the difference being the need to tap the A, X, or Space Bar rather than holding the button down. The Wall Plant is also a little easier than the Wall Ride. In fact, when you’re practicing your Wall Ride you may accidentally do a Wall Plant instead.

If this happens, just remember that if you want to Wall Ride you need to press and hold the button, and if you want to Wall Plant you need to tap.

To see the Wall Ride and Wall Plant moves in action, be sure to check out the fantastic video below from YouTuber Vexilion!

Now that you know how to Wall Ride and how to Wall Plant in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 we recommend running through a few of our other guides in order to master other helpful moves!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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