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Awesome Earl in SkateRock

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
4.0
Commodore 64
...
4.0
DOS
...
3.5
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Description

Skate Rock is a side-scroller similar to Paperboy, only on a skateboard. You must navigate the streets and sidewalks, collecting flags before the time runs out to complete each level, dodging pedestrians, cars, and obstacles along the way. If and when you make it through all 10 levels, you will at last join the coveted ranks of the Slime Rat Skaters!

Skate Rock was one of the earliest skateboarding video games, capturing the feel of 80s street skateboarding.

Screenshots

Awesome Earl in SkateRock DOS Level 2 throws you in the path of a car!
Awesome Earl in SkateRock Commodore 64 Jumping safely over some obstacles
Awesome Earl in SkateRock Amstrad CPC Jumping
Awesome Earl in SkateRock Commodore 64 Careful, don't crash into people on the sidewalk!

Alternate Titles

  • "Skate Rock Simulator" -- 1987 Ricochet/Mastertronic re-release
  • "SkateRock" -- UK title
  • "Awesome Earl!: Starring in SkateRock" -- DOS in-game title
  • "Arcade SkateRock" -- C64 title

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The Press Says

Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 47 out of 100 47

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Trivia

Cancelled Spectrum version

A ZX Spectrum version was advertised but never released.
Contributed to by SKot K (107)