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Ski or Die (DOS)

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Written by  :  Olivier Masse (421)
Written on  :  Nov 30, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

I used to fire it up just for the music

The Good

One thing: the soundtrack. This is one of a few games that showed how FM music could really sound. The distorsion guitar instrument has been well designed and there are lots of effects such as vibratos that make the songs extremely realistic.

I once had a friend who didn't beleive me that owning an AdLib was worth 150 bucks. I taped him the theme song from this game and he got convinced immediately. I can't speculate on the MT-32 sound, but I guess it must be as good.

The Bad

You get bored quickly. There are not a lot of games and they don't get harder as you get used to them. After a few days, you'll have enough. Therefore, buying this game at the full retail price is not a good investment.

The Bottom Line

Without the great AdLib soundtrack that blew me out of my socks, this game wouldn't have much to be remembered of.