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DescriptionSkate 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.
Part of the Following Group
|Skate or Die is a game lacking in certain areas but overall has some replay value.||DOS||Stuart Bergstrom (3)|
|I love this game!!! Great skating!! Great intro song!!||Commodore 64||lowlife13 atjuno (4)|
|Horrible!||DOS||Tomer Gabel (4416)|
The Press Says
|Mean Machines||NES||Oct, 1990||78 out of 100||78|
|All Game Guide||Commodore 64||1998||70|
|Power Play||Commodore 64||Dec, 1987||7 out of 10||70|
|Joystick (French)||NES||Sep, 1990||68 out of 100||68|
|Power Play||NES||Nov, 1989||67 out of 100||67|
|1UP!||NES||Aug 14, 2009||52 out of 100||52|
|Total!! UK Magazine||NES||Jan, 1992||52 out of 100||52|
|The Video Game Critic||NES||Aug 21, 2011||C||50|
|Nintendo Life||Wii||Dec 22, 2007||40|
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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)."
Related Web Sites
- NES Player - Skate or Die -- Shrine site with information about the game.
- Play NES Flash Games -- Play Skate or Die online free.
- Video review of NES accessories (WARNING: Laguage) -- The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews some NES accessories and some associated games, including the Roll & Rocker and Skate or Die on NES.