A big part of Tony Hawk games have been the secret characters, whether it's a cameo from the Marvel cast like Spider-Man or Wolverine, or your favorite ogre Shrek, there's a history of great unlockables. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 has just released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC and while you might still be working your way through the campaign, you've surely already got your sights set on some secrets to unlock. While the Alien isn't the only secret Pro Skater 1+2 has, nor the most difficult to obtain, he is the unlock with the least guidance.
To unlock the Alien skater in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 you need to find an Alien Plushie hidden on every level across Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 and squish it. After you've squished them all, the challenge will complete and your reward is the Alien skater and his hoverboard.
A few tips before we get started:
- You'll need access to all levels including Chopper Drop and Skate Heaven, two secret levels that require you to 100% complete the THPS 2 levels to gain access to
- While you can get all of the Aliens on your first trip through the campaign the skill points you can acquire through the different levels will make getting some of the Alien Plushies easier
- You need to find these in the normal campaign mode; this means you'll have the two-minute timer, but it shouldn't be too much of an issue
- You can look up the Challenge and track it, making sure that the number increments with each Alien Plushie you have.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1
From where you start go down the ramp into the main part of the level. Turn around completely at the bottom and to the right you'll see the half-pipe up to the landing, and another half pipe further up. In the back right hand corner of the top half pipe you'll find your first Alien.
From the awning where you start turn to the right and drop off. Turning further to the right there's a higher landing with grass that you see disappears behind a corner. Hop up here and in the dark corner will be an Alien Plushie.
After the large area with the Coffee Grind Gap (one of the level goals) and large art fixture, you'll go down to a lower level of the mall. As soon as you get to the bottom turn around and look for where the elevator is marked. The Alien Plushie is in this area.
Directly behind you from where you begin is the commentators box (this is also where a stat point is). You need to get on top of that to find the Alien Plushie. The way I found easiest was to get on top of the lower ledge to the right of the commentators box and then wallride + ollie onto the top. The Alien Plushie will be sitting next to a beam in full light.
Go to the rooftop with the green house (where popcorn was) and the big bowl (Rooftop Gap goal). From where you enter the bowl, the Alien Plushie is behind the corner to the far right of you. Getting to it will be a bit of a pain as you need to ease your way over the lip but not fast enough to fall back down to ground level. I also found some luck slowly grinding from the side and then bailing, forcing my character to slide into place.
As soon as the level starts just turn around... yup, it's just that easy
The Alien Plushie is hidden in one of the triangles above the concrete overpass supports. To get up here, you can either use the red box to get enough height into it, or use the ramp to the side and have just enough of an angle that you land at the top.
As soon as you come down the winding street, head to the right. On your right you'll see a cop car parked in front of a diner. The Alien Plushie is next to the sign on top. Use the wall on the right of the diner to wallride + ollie up to the roof and make your way over to the Alien Plushie.
From where you begin the level take the path around the center to the left. Enter the double doors to find yourself in a bowl. If you turn around and look back at the entrance the Alien is on the top of the bowl just to the right of the door.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
Grind the helicopter propeller to open the door outside. After you go outside, immediately turn left and the Alien Plushie is hidden in the dark corner.
From the start of School II, head to the right into the large area with lockers. When entering this area you'll go under a green awning. Use the lockers/wall on the site to grind/wallride and get on top of the green awning. As you travel down the length of it there will be an alcove to the left where the Alien Plushie can be located.
This one is a bit tricky. From where you start, head forward and into the trees and oddly patched wall. The wooden pole among the trees will have a kickstand supporting it, skate through it to knock it down and open the secret area of the level. Once in the secret area of the level there will be two slightly raised platforms in the back left and right. The Alien Plushie will be on the one to the left.
Go to the bottom of the sculpture that you needed to grind down for the level goal. At the bottom of the plaza is a half pipe. Behind it you'll find the Alien Plushie.
From the start of the level head to your left, down the stairs and into the bowl. Hop over the bowl, towards where you see the blue graffiti that says "CERN," and you'll land on a wooden pathway. Turn around and under the blue ghost graffiti you'll see the Alien. Be careful not to land in the sand as it will respawn you at the start of the level.
From when you start the level the first thing you need to do (if you haven't already) is unlock the outdoor areas by grinding on the high pole. It's the raised one directly in front of you when you start the level, you can use the big ramp to its left to get enough air to get to it. From there head to the outside area that has the two half pipes. You'll go up the right one leaning towards the right and try to land at the top of the wall. Once you're standing at the top of the wall turn around and the Alien Plushie will be there.
To get this Alien Plushie, first you need to open the secret area by grinding the rail leading up to the restaurant/circular building. Your character will grind up a power line and the power poles will break, opening up a new area. From here on the right there will be a wooden halfpipe. Behind the half-pipe on the right, underneath the stairs the Alien Plushie will be hiding in the darkness.
Jump up to the concrete area by the stands. Here, keep circling around the level until you come to the Alien Plushie sitting on the inner side of the path.
After dropping into the large half pipe, do a loop and come back up just to the left of the drop in and the Alien Plushie will be there.
Here is the most complicated of the Alien Plushies to get. From the start of the level, head towards the house with the light blue rail on its awning, this will be on your left past the initial bowl. After grinding that light blue rail you'll get a gap stating that the volcano is "Ready to Eat." Head up the pathway towards the Volcano and you'll come to a ramp with a smiling face next to a sewage pipe. Best recommendation is to have maxed speed/ollie as well as special so you're going as fast as possible and boneless into the Volcano. This jump is difficult and will likely take you a few attempts.
Once inside the Volcano head straight and look behind the half-pipe on your left to discover your last Alien and the Challenge will be completed.
How good is the Alien skater in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2?
He looks really cool and has an awesome hoverboard. Best of all though, the Alien comes with maxed out stats. While you can spend time getting the other skaters to maxed stats, having one come with everything is pretty lucky. You'll also earn The Truth Is In Here Achievement/Trophy for all of your efforts.
What did you think of unlocking the Alien? Do you wish there were more secrets like this in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2? Did you unlock Officer Dick (aka Jack Black)?