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Horace Goes Skiing

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
Dragon 32/64
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 Dragon 32/64 Horace has bought his skis and must now cross the road again
Horace Goes Skiing ZX Spectrum HEading for the shop - notice that the traffic is two-laned
Horace Goes Skiing Dragon 32/64 Out of money
Horace Goes Skiing Dragon 32/64 Horace has crossed half the road. Ah, this looks like a good spot to run!

Alternate Titles

  • "Horace Goes Ski-Ing" -- Alternate spelling

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The Press Says

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


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