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Ski or Die

MobyRank MobyScore
NES
73
3.1
Commodore 64
72
3.0
Amiga
67
3.1
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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 DOS Acro Aerials
Ski or Die Commodore 64 Get ready for Innertube Thrash.
Ski or Die NES Title Screen
Ski or Die NES Sign in

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 (5225)
The best sports game for your PC... kind of... DOS Late (98)
Horrible gameplay - nothing like the old California Games it obviously borrows on. DOS Mickey Gabel (358)
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
The One DOS Apr, 1990 80 out of 100 80
VideoGame NES Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Amiga User International Amiga May, 1991 68 out of 100 68
The Video Game Critic NES Feb 22, 2012 B- 67
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 52 out of 100 52
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 50 out of 100 50

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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 (19114) and Indra is here (19807)