Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    Quite simply the best skating game for handheld systems ever. Totally worthy.
  2. Quite frankly you’d be pushed hard to find a better extreme sports game anywhere and we believe this could possibly be the best game available on the GBA.
  3. 92
    Isn't a huge step visually from the last version in the franchise...but the enhancements to the game design make this sequel a much more enjoyable extreme sports title.
  4. 92
    This is what your hands should be doing in their spare time.
  5. A fantastic entry in the series and one of the best action sports games for Nintendo's handheld.
  6. The fact that you are no longer limited to two-minute runs coupled with the ability to land vert-tricks on flat ground make THPS4 a game that must be experienced for Hawk fans.
  7. It has nearly the exact same feel as the full-fledged console versions.
  8. Tony Hawk on the Game Boy is just as good as Tony Hawk on the GameCube (and other consoles).
  9. Alhtough you get used to it, the numerous blind spots are highly annoying. [Jan 2003, p.122]
  10. The amazing animation of previous THPS games on the GBA is made even more amazing with the addition of new tricks, new specials and spine transfers. [Dec 2002, p.224]
  11. 80
    Accurately re-creates the series’ addictive gameplay, so most classic strategies and combos are intact.
  12. For what it is, it's an enjoyable game. [Dec 2002, p.272]
  13. Suffers mostly where the GBA just can't do what the consoles can. But it's still a solid handheld effort. [Spring 2003, p.41]

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