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The rumours were true. It appears Tenacious D frontman and Hollywood star Jack Black does indeed feature in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 - Remastered as a playable character. While he doesn't technically show up as himself, his face, voice, and general likeness have been used to bring the classic secret skater Officer Dick to life.
For those that are new to the iconic skateboarding series, Officer Dick is a fictional character that has appeared in every Pro Skater game released over the years. He's never had Jack Black's likeness before though... that's a fun and entirely new twist on the hapless skateboarding police officer, and I'm fully here for it.
Given that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 - Remastered is out today(!), you might be wondering exactly how you can add Black/Dick to your arsenal of skaters. The bad news is that he's not exactly the easiest character to unlock. As GameSpot notes, you need to complete all 24 custom skater challenges, which are the unique challenges specific to a skater you've created yourself.
Some of these challenges are incredibly easy, but a few of the later ones will require you to call on the gods of skating to pull off properly. It's not impossible though, and once you've conquered them all you'll find Jack Black all dressed up as Officer Dick and ready to skate in the Select Skater menu.
You can also get your hands on a Roswell alien to skate around with - no, seriously. To add the little grey man to your collection, you'll need to find (and skate over) the hidden alien dolls in all 19 levels. They're not exactly easy to find, so you'll really need to keep your eyes peeled. Happy hunting, my friends.
In our review of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 - Remastered, we awarded the game a very well-deserved 9/10, and hailed the nostalgic new package as the perfect remaster.
"Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is about as good a remaster as we've ever had," wrote our very own Mark Foster. "Staying as close to the originals as possible, and only veering off slightly where it spots a chance to improve on the source material. There's really no reason not to get this if you have even a passing interest in the original games, or skateboarding, or hanging out with your buddies on a Saturday night to see who can nail the craziest combos."
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