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720º

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
...
1.4
Game Boy Color
...
1.2
Amstrad CPC
...
2.0
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Description

You're a skateboarder in Skate City, one of the largest skateparks ever built. Ollie off of ramps, grind on rails, and swerve past pedestrians as you bust out tricks. Visit skate shops scattered around the park to upgrade your gear and improve your skills. Participate in competitions to earn medals and cash to use in the shops. But, if you don't get to a competition in time, the infamous "Skate Or Die" message appears, and then you have to hurry!

Screenshots

720º ZX Spectrum No success there
720º Commodore 64 I finished with the downhill (Mindscape)
720º Game Boy Color SPLASH! I hit the water.
720º ZX Spectrum In no man's land

Alternate Titles

  • "720 Degrees" -- Common title

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 83 out of 100 83
Mean Machines NES Nov, 1990 80 out of 100 80
64'er Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 11 out of 15 73
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Oct, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Arcade Dec, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Feb, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color May 01, 1999 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of 720º appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

UK National Computer Games Championship 1988

The Commodore 64 and Spectrum versions are used as competition game in the qualifiers for the computer gaming contest in the UK in 1988. The game was played for high-score.
Contributed to by J. Michael Bottorff (1797), Martin Smith (63162), Pseudo_Intellectual (44552) and LepricahnsGold (76466)