720º

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
65
2.1
ZX Spectrum
68
1.4
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!

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720º Game Boy Color I lost a life. I have three remaining.
720º Game Boy Color I also get a bonus for time left.
720º Game Boy Color Hot shoes! Cash deducted.
720º Game Boy Color Choose your spin control option.

Alternate Titles

  • "720 Degrees" -- Common title

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 83 out of 100 83
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 8.4 out of 12 70
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Feb, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Raze NES Feb, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Video Games Game Boy Color Apr, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Mar, 1990 14 out of 40 35

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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.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • March 1994 (Issue 42) – Heaven: Music of the Gods

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