Horace Goes Skiing

Critic Score User Score
Dragon 32/64
Timex Sinclair 2068
ZX Spectrum
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A more accurate title for this would be "Horace Goes Skiing, but only if he can brave a Frogger clone first", as you start the game by having to reach the ski shop to get skis, and then get back across to reach the slopes. The road is full of cars and bikes, contact with each of which costs $10 in ambulance fees out of your starting $40, and the skis themselves cost $10.

The actual skiing section has a pseudo-3D view, similar to a roving camera mounted above the course. Your task is to cut between the red and blue sets of flags, without hitting any of the trees on the course. Light contact with these will allow you to carry on; heavy contact breaks your skis and sends you back to the first section of the game (which you also return to after completing each of the courses).


Horace Goes Skiing Commodore 64 Title screen
Horace Goes Skiing Commodore 64 Horace needs to cross the road...
Horace Goes Skiing Dragon 32/64 Horace has bought his skis and must now cross the road again
Horace Goes Skiing Dragon 32/64 Oh no, they will have to be mended at the shop on the other side of the road

Alternate Titles

  • "Horacio Esquiador" -- Spanish title
  • "Horace Goes Ski-Ing" -- Alternate spelling

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Eurogamer.net (UK) ZX Spectrum Oct 25, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Micro 7 ZX Spectrum Dec, 1983 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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