Today I did a 9 trick combo for 16k points. You're right, it is a highly addicting game. The demo is on the latest maxpc cd and i've been using it to "test" the new systems we build. It may be the only game I buy this holiday season.
The biggest trick I pulled was an 8 trick combo which = 19K points
It was by that really long handrail. While grinding on the rail I
kickflipped ollied back and forth between the rail and the long
wooden ledge parrallel to the steel rail.
Has anyone ever landed an air off of that large arrow that is spraypainted
across from the large speakers? Yo can get MAJOR air off that, but it is
impssible to land!!
That's on the very far side of the demo track...the one with all the grafitti
When you start out, go to the far right side. You should see a long steel hand rail.
Just ollie on the hand rail w/ speed and start grinding or rail sliding.
Then while doing that, ollie + kickflip to the wooden ledge that is running
parralell to the steel rail that you are grinding on. You'll start grinding on
the wooden ledge. Then ollie + kickflip back to the steel hand rail again.
Try repeat that many times. Then at the end, you should see a picknick table.
Time it so that you ollie off the rail and land on the table and grind some more
I know, Tony Hawk 2 is addictive. I have been playing it ever since I got the demo in the Nov. PcGamer CD. So far my highest total score is about 597,000, and my highest combo w/o using the "bug" is 110,000. I can get a whole bunch using the bug. If you don't know about the bug yet, here ya go. At the beginning go to left and do wall slide on the wall but don't jump off. It should say a score at the bottom but won't disappear. Now do another wall slide w/o jumping off. It just keeps adding up as long as you don't "land" the combo. I have gotten up to something like 25,000 x 16 (over 400,000) from doing it.
Also have you guys found the secret area? The trigger for it is in the grass.
In the grass on the far right side of where you start from (the only grass in the level), go up and skate on the grass. Skate over to where the lightpost is, and there should be a piece of wood that is holding up the lightpost. Skate fast enough to knock over the wood, and the lightpost will fall into the woodfence. Jump in the hold and enter the secret area.
You can grind any of the walls in the secret area, and there is a gap you can get when you jump over the water fountain.
The secret area you're talking about is in the Marsailles (sp?) park. Theres a small 2x4 propped against a tree near the wooden fence, knock it down, and the fence collapses and opens into the secret area. Oh, by the way... I just got over 1.5 million on one trick! Yeah, I used the perfect balance cheat, but I believe this is the MAX for one trick... the multiplier was locked at 28.5 and the score was flashing somewhere around 54,000 when I finally landed it. It was on the bullring park - try to grind on one of the two wires crisscrossing the arena, at a VERY slow speed. You will go one way, slow, and go back and forth until the score is maxed out