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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.


Ski or Die DOS Gotcha!
Ski or Die Amiga Downhill Blitz - Starting out.
Ski or Die NES Skiing to Snowboard Halfpipe
Ski or Die NES Performing tricks on the edge of the Halfpipe

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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 (5288)
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 (379)
I used to fire it up just for the music DOS Olivier Masse (450)
Don't die, Ski! DOS brother34 (4)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play NES Nov, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Video Games NES Sep, 1991 72 out of 100 72
NES Center NES 2001 7 out of 10 70
Micro News NES Dec, 1991 14 out of 20 70
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Feb, 1991 3.4 out of 5 68
Amiga User International Amiga May, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 61 out of 100 61
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 50 out of 100 50


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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 (450), Famine3h (361), Terok Nor (26094) and Indra is stressed (20754)