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1st Jan '16 8:42:00 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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A suburban area full of houses and gardens. Expect at least one to contain a conveniently empty or drainable swimming pool that's just perfect for a half pipe.

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A suburban area full of houses and gardens. Expect at least one to contain a conveniently empty or drainable swimming pool that's just perfect for a half pipe. (The part about the pools actually has its roots in real-life skateboarding lore -- in the mid-late '70s, a severe drought in California forced many homeowners to drain their pools to save water. The bottoms of these pools were shaped ''just so'' to allow skateboarders to carve them up, and many of the first crude skate parks were [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/08/20/locals-only-sun-drenched-vintage-photos-show-the-dawn-of-californias-skateboarding-culture-in-the-1970s/ built around these drained pools]].)
1st Jan '16 8:27:36 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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Unlike surfboarding, where you need perfect weather and a seaside to make the most of, other extreme sports such as [=BMXing=] and skateboarding can be done anywhere. The world is your sandbox, and you're free to do what you like where you like.

Well, in theory, anyway. {{Real life}} is a bit different. Some places just don't have ideal terrain to ride over; others are restricted, and you'll get thrown out or arrested almost immediately if you so much as try. Even if you did try it, some places are so dangerous that one wipe-out is all that separates you from a messy end.

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Unlike surfboarding, surfing, where you need perfect weather and a seaside to make the most of, or skiing and snowboarding, which both require snow and slopes, other extreme sports such as [=BMXing=] and skateboarding can be done anywhere. The world is your sandbox, and you're free to do what you like where you like.

Well, in theory, anyway. {{Real life}} is a bit different. Some places just don't have ideal terrain to ride over; others over. Others are restricted, and you'll get thrown out or arrested almost immediately if you so much as try. Even if you did try it, some places are so dangerous that one wipe-out is all that separates you from a messy end.
1st Nov '15 9:19:26 AM bwburke94
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* The PSOne version of ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4'' had a level where you where shrunk down to ride around on someone's kitchen top.
* ''VideoGame/ShaunWhiteSkateboarding'' has you unlock "Shaun White Island" (do you think Shaun White likes people to know who Shaun White is?) which is just off the coast of the city where the game is set and is filled with "Shaun White Challenges".
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* The PSOne [=PlayStation=] version of ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4'' had a level where you where shrunk down to ride around on someone's kitchen top.
* ''VideoGame/ShaunWhiteSkateboarding'' has you unlock "Shaun White Island" (do you think Shaun White likes people to know who Shaun White is?) which is just off the coast of the city where the game is set and is filled with "Shaun White Challenges".
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24th Oct '15 1:56:23 PM Fyrmer
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* Many of the later levels in ''[[Videogame/JetSetRadio Jet Set Radio Future]]'', "Pharaoh Park," "99th Street" and "Sky Dinosaurian Square" in particular.
27th Aug '15 10:19:03 PM Adept
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* ''VideoGame/TheUrbz'' has Kicktail Park, which is most well known in-game for its skating ramp. In game, it's a literal skate haven, as all the residents there are skaters of some sort.
24th Jul '15 5:40:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Pro Evolution Skateboarding'' has quite a few of these, including The Big Shell from ''MetalGearSolid2''.
** ''Evolution Skateboarding'' had a level inside [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Dracula's castle]], complete with Dracula boss fight if you're playing as Simon Bel... err, Vampire Killer.

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* ''Pro Evolution Skateboarding'' has quite a few of these, including The Big Shell from ''MetalGearSolid2''.
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''Evolution Skateboarding'' had a level inside [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Dracula's castle]], complete with Dracula boss fight if you're playing as Simon Bel... err, Vampire Killer.
23rd Jun '15 2:41:30 PM Prfnoff
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* New Jersey in ''[[TonyHawksProSkater Tony Hawk's Underground]]'' fits this trope perfectly. There's a pool, but already empty and apparently constructed for the purpose of skating, as well as plenty of houses to clamber up onto the rooftops.
* ''Project 8'' has a level called Suburbs which did indeed have a drainable pool, as did Suburbia in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3'', though that was also part construction site. Oh, and it had a haunted house as well.
* The Neighborhood in ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]''.

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* New Jersey in ''[[TonyHawksProSkater Tony Hawk's Underground]]'' ''VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderground'' fits this trope perfectly. There's a pool, but already empty and apparently constructed for the purpose of skating, as well as plenty of houses to clamber up onto the rooftops.
* ''Project 8'' has a level called Suburbs which did indeed have a drainable pool, as did Suburbia in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 3'', though that was also part construction site. Oh, and it had a haunted house as well.
* The Neighborhood in ''[[BackyardSports ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]''.



* There was a school in the very first ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater'', which was recreated for ''Underground 2''.
* School II in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2'', which was remade for the first ''Underground'' and ''Pro Skater HD''.

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* There was a school in the very first ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater'', ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater'', which was recreated for ''Underground ''VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderground 2''.
* School II in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 2'', which was remade for the first ''Underground'' ''VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderground'' and ''Pro Skater HD''.



* A college level (the first in the game) in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4''.

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* A college level (the first in the game) in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 4''.



* Minneapolis and San Francisco in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1''.
* New York and Philadelphia in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2''.
* Los Angeles in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3''.
* San Francisco (again) and London in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4''.
* Manhattan, Hawaii, and Vancouver in ''Tony Hawk's Underground''. Indeed, a huge gap off a skyscraper in Hawaii becomes the focal point of the game's story.
* New Orleans in ''Tony Hawk's Underground 2'', at least until the zombies appear. Though you may cut through the rooftops so they won't bother you anyway.

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* Minneapolis and San Francisco in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 1''.
* New York and Philadelphia in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 2''.
* Los Angeles in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 3''.
* San Francisco (again) and London in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 4''.
* Manhattan, Hawaii, and Vancouver in ''Tony Hawk's Underground''.''VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderground''. Indeed, a huge gap off a skyscraper in Hawaii becomes the focal point of the game's story.
* New Orleans in ''Tony Hawk's Underground ''VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderground 2'', at least until the zombies appear. Though you may cut through the rooftops so they won't bother you anyway.



* London and Chicago in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4''.

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* London and Chicago in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 4''.



* The Boardwalk in ''Backyard Skateboarding''.

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* The Boardwalk in ''Backyard Skateboarding''.''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]''.



* The Marseille skate park in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2''.
* Kona in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4'' is a real-life park, made of concrete.

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* The Marseille skate park in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 2''.
* Kona in ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 4'' is a real-life park, made of concrete.



* ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3'' gave us both the Foundry, which was full of manufacturing equipment, and the Airport, which... wasn't.

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* ''Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 3'' gave us both the Foundry, which was full of manufacturing equipment, and the Airport, which... wasn't.



* The train station section of New Jersey in ''Tony Hawk's Underground'', though in this case you neutralize the one guy on security duty immediately.

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* The train station section of New Jersey in ''Tony Hawk's Underground'', ''VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderground'', though in this case you neutralize the one guy on security duty immediately.






* Las Vegas from ''Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix'' on the PSP.

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* Las Vegas from ''Tony Hawk's Underground ''VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderground 2 Remix'' on the PSP.
3rd Jun '15 6:52:25 PM nombretomado
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* Virtually every level in ''JetSetRadio''.

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* Virtually every level in ''JetSetRadio''.''VideoGame/JetSetRadio''.
14th Feb '15 8:13:14 PM jormis29
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* ''ShaunWhiteSkateboarding'' has you unlock "Shaun White Island" (do you think Shaun White likes people to know who Shaun White is?) which is just off the coast of the city where the game is set and is filled with "Shaun White Challenges".

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* ''ShaunWhiteSkateboarding'' ''VideoGame/ShaunWhiteSkateboarding'' has you unlock "Shaun White Island" (do you think Shaun White likes people to know who Shaun White is?) which is just off the coast of the city where the game is set and is filled with "Shaun White Challenges".
14th Feb '15 8:09:15 PM jormis29
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* "The Ministry" buildings in ''ShaunWhiteSkateboarding''.

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* "The Ministry" buildings in ''ShaunWhiteSkateboarding''.
''VideoGame/ShaunWhiteSkateboarding''.
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