Inclusion of the Hoffman Factory Level
Hoffman Factory was included in THPS2 as an unlockable map, exclusive to the Nintendo 64 version of the game, serving as a replacement for Chopper Drop which was cut from that version. The significance of this level is that it was included in the base game, that ran on the same engine and was from the same generation of hardware as the vanilla PS1 version of THPS2, unlike the GameBoy “ports” which were entirely different games, or THPS2x, which not only doesn’t bear the same exact branding as THPS2, but deliberately keeps the 2x exclusive levels sectioned off in a separate category, demoting their relation to THPS2, both of these ports running on hardware significantly different from the PS1. (Not meaning to slander the exclusive levels from either of these ports by any means, just wanted to use them to stress the importance of this particular level.) Hoffman Factory unlike them is almost on par with THPS3 Oil Rig and THAW Atlanta, all of which having been exclusive to certain console ports running on the same hardware generation/engine as the base game, and, being lifted from/to another Activision game with the Neversoft engine. Hoffman Factory also has some roundabout significance to the PS1 version of THPS2, which housed a Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX demo, Hoffman Factory’s source game, featuring it as the demo’s single level. The Mat Hoffman and Tony Hawk series’ are so synonymous with each other that THPS4 and MHPB1 also borrowed levels and pros from either franchise, in every non-handheld version of each of those games, no less. (I kinda realized in the middle of writing this that it could also double as an argument for getting Hoffman Factory in THUGPro)
Does this suggestion exist in THPS1/THPS2?
If no: please provide reasoning on why it should exist in the THPS 1+2 game.
Yes – this suggestion exists in certain versions of the original games