DescriptionSkate 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.
Part of the Following Group
|Skate or Die is a game lacking in certain areas but overall has some replay value.||Stuart Bergstrom (3)|
|Horrible!||Tomer Gabel (4416)|
The Press Says
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Mar, 1989||655 out of 1000||66|
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Trivia"Rodney" of Rodney's Skate Shop is an obvious, blatant reference to Rodney Dangerfield. It's funny just how much they ripped off his image.
This game is commonly confused with the Atari coin-op "720 degrees", which is a different game. The confusion stems from the spoken "Skate or die!" yelled in the coin-op.
Crazy Credits: "If you like Skate or Die, drop us a line and we'll see that the nurses read it to (the developers)."
Related Web Sites
- NES Player - Skate or Die (Shrine site with information about the game.)
- Play NES Flash Games (Play Skate or Die online free.)
- Video review of NES accessories (WARNING: Laguage) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews some NES accessories and some associated games, including the Roll & Rocker and Skate or Die on NES.)