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Ski or Die

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
80
3.7
Amiga
71
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 NES Choose single competition or compete all
Ski or Die DOS Gotcha!
Ski or Die DOS Crashing through the roof ;->
Ski or Die Commodore 64 Choose a single competition or compete all.

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
Joystick (French) NES Dec, 1991 83 out of 100 83
VideoGame NES Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 8 out of 10 80
Power Play DOS May, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Amiga May, 1991 76 out of 100 76
NES Center NES 2001 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Format Amiga Apr, 1991 62 out of 100 62
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 (18323) and Indra is here (19677)