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Ski or Die

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
71
3.1
NES
73
3.1
Commodore 64
71
3.0
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Description

Ski or Die is a winter-themed extreme sports game in which the player can competes in 5 different events:
  • Downhill Blitz: Downhill skiing event in which the player can make large jumps over chasms and perform stunts in the moguls section

  • Innertube Trash: Two players descend a mountain in innertubes. Score points by picking up items, perforating your opponents tire with a knife or fork and finishing first.

  • Acro Aerials: Ski down a ramp and score points by performing acrobatic jumps.

  • Snowball Blast: First person snowball fight. Score points by taking out little that attack your snow fortress.

  • Snowboard Half-Pipe: Put on your snowboard and score as much points as possible in a limited amount of time by performing tricks inside a half-pipe.
Practice a single event or try the tournament. The tournament mode has hot-seat multiplayer support.

Screenshots

Ski or Die Commodore 64 Choose a single competition or compete all.
Ski or Die NES Welcome to Rodney's ski shop
Ski or Die Commodore 64 You dont't get any points for this sort of tricks.
Ski or Die Commodore 64 Get ready for Innertube Thrash.

Alternate Titles

  • "שעשועי סקי" -- Hebrew spelling

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User Reviews

Great graphics & music but a couple of decent events extra would have been nice DOS Roedie (5226)
The best sports game for your PC... kind of... DOS Late (97)
Horrible gameplay - nothing like the old California Games it obviously borrows on. DOS Mickey Gabel (357)
I used to fire it up just for the music DOS Olivier Masse (421)
Don't die, Ski! DOS brother34 (4)

The Press Says

Micro News DOS May, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Jun, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1991 87 out of 100 87
64'er Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Video Games NES Sep, 1991 72 out of 100 72
NES Center NES 2001 7 out of 10 70
Zero Amiga Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 14, 2005 4 out of 6 67
Amiga Format Amiga Apr, 1991 62 out of 100 62

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Trivia

Product placement

Ski or Die features quite a bit of product placement by snowboarding brand Burton. You can see their company name in Rodney's shop, on the event selection screen, and at the acro aerials event.
Contributed to by Olivier Masse (421), Famine3h (298), Terok Nor (18751) and Indra is here (19705)