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Spider-Man Shreds at a Skate Park in Classic ‘Tony Hawk’ Cutscene

Yesterday, when I was checking out the bootleg skateboard Spider-Man action figure, I was suddenly reminded of what is quite possibly the greatest cutscene ever made for a video game: The secret live-action Spider-Man skating sequence from “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.”

I loved the first Tony Hawk game when I was younger, but when it was announced that Neversoft would also be developing a Spider-Man game, I was a little skeptical. Turns out I shouldn’t have worried, as “Spider-Man” formed the basis for pretty much every Spidey game to come after, and as a tradeoff, your Friendly Neighborhood Web-Slinger was also included as a secret playable character in “Tony Hawk 2,” complete with a video of him totally shredding a skate park. Sure, the video’s old news — “THPS2″ came out a full decade ago — but if you haven’t seen it (or haven’t seen it in a while), trust me: It’s awesome.

Catch the full classic video (and bonus animated gifs!) after the jump!

Sadly, the live-action version doesn’t share his in-game counterpart’s singature tricks — which involved kicking his board away, snagging it with a web and pulling it back to his feet — but considering that he’s played by pro skaters Tony Hawk (on the pipe) and Chad Muska (in the shorts and cap), his moves are still pretty awesome.

So awesome that they have now been .gif’ed for your eternally looping viewing pleasure:

Congratulations: Your forum signatures are now 1,000% more awesome. You’re welcome.

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