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Ski or Die

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
80
3.7
Commodore 64
71
3.0
NES
73
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 NES Performing tricks on the edge of the Halfpipe
Ski or Die DOS Doing some crazy tricks
Ski or Die Amiga Snowball blast
Ski or Die Commodore 64 Rodney's ski shop

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

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1991 87 out of 100 87
VideoGame NES Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
64'er Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 8 out of 10 80
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Feb, 1991 3.4 out of 5 68
Amiga Format Amiga Apr, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 61 out of 100 61
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 (18320) and Indra is here (19679)