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Skate or Die (DOS)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Skate or Die DOS Title Screen
Skate or Die DOS Downhill Jam
Skate or Die DOS Pick your poison
Skate or Die DOS Rodney's Skate Shop

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User Reviews

Skate or Die is a game lacking in certain areas but overall has some replay value. Stuart Bergstrom (3) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Horrible! Tomer Gabel (4416) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

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)."

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Trixter (8743) added Skate or Die (DOS) on Mar 01, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4745), The Imperial Darkhorse (29), Kabushi (116474) and Parf (7182)