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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 Amstrad CPC Show some skate board tricks
720º ZX Spectrum Main menu
720º Arcade Skate City.
720º Game Boy Color ...Game over.

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
Power Play Arcade Dec, 1987 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 6.8 out of 12 57
Mega Fun Game Boy Color May, 1999 54 out of 100 54
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 4.8 out of 10 48
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color May, 1999 3.75 out of 6 45
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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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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