Everyone should know how the Tony Hawk
series works by now. In this version, players must tackle nine varying goals per level while searching for new decks and stat points for upgrading your techniques. Unlike its predecessor, THPS3
throws in a few people walking around in most levels to either get in the way of things, or interact with players for the completion of certain goals; oddly enough, the PlayStation edition couldn't handle this feature. To give replay value an extra kick, each type of skater has specific goals that change once the game has been beaten, and (as always) tons of secrets can be unlocked with every character. It'll be a while before you get sick of this one, folks.
But what really sets THPS3 apart from the first GBA release? Yep, you guessed it. The one feature gamers sorely missed in THPS2: multiplayer modes! At last, you and up to three other buddies can bust out the skillz in Trick Attack, Tag, HORSE and King of the Hill with a few link cables, anytime, anywhere. Add this to the unique Revert trick (a technique that chains grab/flip air tricks with ground moves after a landing) and you've got yourself a brand new handheld Hawk experience.