Hall of Meat

Hall of Meat

The Hall of Meat (HoM) is the system used within Skate 2 and Skate 3, when the character bails, and is awarded a score based on how bad the bail was.

The HoM is sponsored by Thrasher. This is taken from the real life magazine. The magazine was founded in 1981 by Kevin Thatcher.[1] The magazine and website both contain the feature that showcase some of the worst bails from pro skaters such as John Rattray and Dave Abair.[2]

Contents

[edit] Skate 2

In Skate 2 the system is used every time the player bails. A points system is calculated based on 4 criteria;

  • Points
  • Body Damage
  • Style
  • Objects

The more you spin, the longer your air-time, the amount of object you hit etc. all add to the overall HoM score. Whilst you are bailing you have some loose control of the movements of your character with each cardinal direction of the right stick defining one of four movements;

  • Up - Cannonball
  • Down - Spread Eagle
  • Left - Torpedo
  • Right - Judo Kick

You can trigger an intentional bail at any time by pressing in both sticks and both triggers. You can also control the spin on the character whilst traveling through the air.

In addition to the points being allocated for each bail, there are also HoM challenges to complete. These consist of tasks such as gaining so many overall points, or hitting 2 pedestrians in a single bail. You can view these in-game through Slappy's Blog You can see a full list of all 60 challenges below.

[edit] Hall of Meat Challenges

#
Points
Body Damage
Style
Grab Bag
1.
5,000 PTS at G.E.D High.
$100
5,000 PTS of Body Damage
$100
Do a Cannonball and Spread Eagle
$100
Hit a pedestrian
$100
2.
10,000 PTS at Upper Stacks
$200
Break Both Hands
$200
25.0 MPH and a Hand Gesture
$200
Cannonball into a car
$200
3.
15,000 PTS at Sunset Heights
$300
Break Both Forearms
$300
2.5 s of Air Time
$300
25.0 Mph and hit two objects
$300
4.
17,500 PTS at Mini Mega
$400
Break Both Legs
$400
2,500 Rotation Points
$400
Break a leg on an object
$400
5.
20,000 PTS at Duelling Snakes
$500
Break 12 Bones
$500
33.5 ft Drop and 3 Body Tweaks
$500
25.0 Mph torpedo into a pedestrian
$500
6.
22,500 PTS at Lighthouse Park
$1,000
Break Your Shoulder To Your Fingertips
$1,000
5.5 s of Bail Time
$1,000
35.0 Mph and judo kick a car
$1,000
7.
25,000 PTS at The Boneyard
$1,250
Break Both Feet And 10 Toes
$1,250
3.0 s of AirTime and 3,000 Rotation Points
$1,250
1000 rotation points and hit 3 objects
$1,250
8.
30,000 PTS at Mega Compound
$1,500
Break All Ribs And Crack Your Skull
$1,500
40.0 MPH and 5,000 Rotation Points
$1,500
35.0 Mph and Judo kick a pedestrian
$1,500
9.
35,000 PTS at Cougar Bridge
$1,750
20,000 PTS of Body Damage
$1,750
5 Body Tweaks and 2 Hand Gestures
£2,000
Cannonball into two cars
$1,750
10.
40,000 PTS at The Dam
$2,000
Break Your Groin
$2,000
Do 2 Body Tweaks and Bail for 10.0 s
$2,000
Break your groin on an object and do 1 hand gesture
$2,000
11.
45,000 PTS Anywhere
$5,000
Shatter All Your Teeth
$5,000
15,000 Rotation Points
$5,000
75 ft spread eagle drop onto an object
$5,000
12.
46,000 PTS Anywhere
$6,000
Break Your Head To Your Hips
$6,000
Bail for 20 s
$6,000
1500 rotation points and a 75 ft drop onto to 2 objects
$6,000
13.
47,000 PTS Anywhere
$7,000
Break Your Hips To Your 10 Toes
$7,000
40 MPH and 2.5 s of AirTime
$7,000
40 mph and hit a pedestrian
$7,000
14.
50,000 PTS Anywhere
$8,000
Break 19 Bones
8,000
40 MPH and all 4 Body Tweaks
$8,000
60 ft drop onto a pedestrian
$8,000
15.
55,000 PTS Anywhere
$10,000
24,000 PTS of Body Damage
$10,000
31,000 Bonus Points
$10,000
Hit 3 cars or two pedestrians
$10,000


[edit] Skate 3

In Skate 3 the HoM system was changed slightly; with the scoring system being removed from each and every bail. However you still have control of the character with the inclusion of a sort of jump feature. You can now spring up using your legs or arms for added bail time and spin/distance/air time etc.

In replacement to the lost HoM scoring of normal bails, there are now HoM objectives. These consist of hitting certain areas or performing certain movements.

You can still perform the four movements using the right stick, just as with Skate 2, however you can now do these without bailing. When you jump if you move the stick in any of the four positions your character will move his body into shape.

[edit] References

  1. Venture Beat Profiles: Thrasher Magazine
  2. Thrasher Magazine: Hall of Meat Videos
Last edited by Sigma on 1 November 2012 at 13:45
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