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Skate or Die (Commodore 64)

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Skate or Die incorporates five distinct styles of skating, which can be attempted individually or in turn. You skate around a menu room to choose which one to attempt. Before taking off you can visit Rodney's skate shop to buy equipment.

The first event is freestyle, in which your aim is to score as many points as possible in 10 attempts. Judges determine how much style and skill you have shown. The High Jump uses the same equipment, only this time your task is to jump as high as possible at the end of the ramp.

The downhill events are overhead-view races. In the Downhill Race you simply try to complete the course within 90 seconds. In the Downhill Jam you try to outperform a human or computer opponent whilst dodging or jumping hazards. You can use attacking moves to either remove hazards or knock your opponent over.

The pool joust is more of a one-on-one beat em up using a stick, set within a pit to skate around.


Skate or Die Commodore 64 Need to get closer
Skate or Die Commodore 64 The guys to take on in the pit
Skate or Die Commodore 64 Choose your event
Skate or Die Commodore 64 Loading screen

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User Reviews

I love this game!!! Great skating!! Great intro song!! lowlife13 atjuno (4) unrated

The Press Says

Zzap! Jan, 1988 92 out of 100 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1988 878 out of 1000 88
Power Play Dec, 1987 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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Skate or Die! was Electronic Arts' first in-house game, i.e. the first developed by full-time employees. All prior EA titles had been done by independent contractors.

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Quapil (4745) added Skate or Die (Commodore 64) on Apr 25, 2003
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