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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.


Awesome Earl in SkateRock Commodore 64 Careful, don't crash into people on the sidewalk!
Awesome Earl in SkateRock Commodore 64 Collecting a flag
Awesome Earl in SkateRock Commodore 64 Title screen
Awesome Earl in SkateRock Commodore 64 Yikes, don't fall off of the bridge!

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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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Critic Reviews

Happy Computer 1986 47 out of 100 47
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1987 5 out of 12 42


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Cancelled Spectrum version

A ZX Spectrum version was advertised but never released.
SKot K (107) added Awesome Earl in SkateRock (Commodore 64) on Oct 07, 2005
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