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Horace Goes Skiing

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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Dragon 32/64
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4.0
ZX Spectrum
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3.1
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Description

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).

Screenshots

Horace Goes Skiing Commodore 64 Ouch, Horace crashed into a tree!
Horace Goes Skiing Dragon 32/64 Oh no, they will have to be mended at the shop on the other side of the road
Horace Goes Skiing ZX Spectrum Pulling up trees
Horace Goes Skiing ZX Spectrum Didn't quite make it across- cars often undertake by changing lanes

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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