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Encyclopedia > Grind Session
Grind Session
Developer(s) Shaba Games
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment America
Latest version
Release date(s) May 24, 2000
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single Player, 2 Player Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: T Everyone
Platform(s) Sony PlayStation
Media 1x CD-ROM
System requirements

Grind Session was a skateboarding game released on the PlayStation in 2000. It was widely considered to be superior to the popular skating games Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2, but some considered it to be inferior. It wasn't really very well-known, due to poor advertising and dependence on word of mouth. Image File history File links Grindsession. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Shaba Games is a video game developer founded in September 1997, located in San Francisco, California, and acquired by Activision in 2002, where it continues to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... Sony Computer Entertainment is a division of Sony Corporation which produces PlayStation, Playstation 2 and PlayStation 3 hardware and games including online games. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... A game engine is the core software component of a video game. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This is a listing of computer and video game genres with brief descriptions and examples from each genre. ... Look up Action on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Action can be used in different contexts: In philosophy, action is effective will In sociology, action can either mean a basic action (one that has a meaning) or a more advanced social action, one that not only has a meaning but is... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States. ... ESRB E Rating Logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... For the list, see list of computer and video games. ... The original PlayStation was produced in a light grey colour; the more recent PSOne redesign sports a smaller more rounded case. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... The PlayStation (Japanese: プレイステーション) is a video game console of the 32-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid 1990s. ... Tony Hawks Pro Skater (1999) is a skateboarding video game for PlayStation, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, and N-Gage featuring professional skater Tony Hawk in the first in a series of such games. ... Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 is the second skateboarding game in the Tony Hawks Pro Skater series. ...



Grind Session featured a variety of well-known skaters and odd hidden characters. One also had the ability to choose between four nameless skaters and edit their tricks and names.

Default Skaters

  • Willy Santos
  • Daewon Song
  • Cara-Beth Burnside
  • Ed Templeton
  • Pigpen
  • John Cardiel

Secret Skaters

  • Skator (a boxy robot)
  • Rex (a dinosaur)
  • Hang Man (a chalk figure)
  • Stanley (classic alien)
  • Dave Carnie (man from Big Brother magazine, in a yellow jumpsuit)
  • Demon (a demon)
  • Stinger (a humanoid killer bee)
  • Golgotha (a humanoid monster)
  • Master AO (master skater with maxed out stats)

Skate Parks

Grind Session had many real-life skate parks from around the world, these included:

  • Training Level
  • Da Banks (NYC)
  • S.F. Mission
  • Burnside
  • Slam City Jam
  • Atlanta
  • PlayStation Park London
  • Detroit
  • Huntington
  • Dream House (secret level)

Dream House

The Dream House, mentioned in the manual as a "skating nirvana", is a huge skate palace comprised of two wings, each containing their own distinct rooms.

East Wing

  • Bathhouse
  • Aqua Lounge
  • The Fountain
  • The Music Hall

West Wing

  • The Armory
  • Dream Bowl
  • The Drop Room
  • The Ramp

Each room has a coin to collect, and collecting them all will unlock Master AO.



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