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Description

Skool Daze sets you as Eric, a typical scamp of a schoolboy whose school report is due, and it is so bad that his parents can't be allowed to see it. This means retrieving it from the headmaster's safe, by obtaining every piece of the pass-code from the teachers, by hitting each of the shields with your catapult.

All this has to be done around all the rigors of a typical school day. you must go to class when the bell goes, or else it's detention, and the other kids will often play around to block you. The game's Artificial Intelligence means that events continue to unfold around you in the other rooms and corridors.

Screenshots

Skool Daze Commodore 64 You can even write on the blackboards
Skool Daze ZX Spectrum Do you want to put in your own names?
Skool Daze Commodore 64 Title screen
Skool Daze ZX Spectrum Demo - Press a key to play

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User Reviews

Fantastic retro fun! ZX Spectrum Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (416)
If someone told be a school simulator was this much fun.... ZX Spectrum Gary Smith (65)

Critic Reviews

Popular Computing Weekly ZX Spectrum Dec 20, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Dec, 1984 93 out of 100 93
ZX Computing ZX Spectrum Jun, 1985 8 out of 10 80
Retro Gamer ZX Spectrum Mar, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug 16, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Mar, 1985 8 out of 10 80
Retro Gamer Commodore 64 Mar, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1986 78 out of 100 78
Your Spectrum ZX Spectrum Mar, 1985 10 out of 15 67

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The ZX Spectrum version of Skool Daze appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #40 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

Related Web Sites

  • Cambridge Centre for Computing History (for ZX Spectrum: exhibit reference ID CH33953; additional material)
  • Kio's home (for ZX Spectrum: downloadable releases; additional material including – photographed cassete inlays)
  • Pixelatron (Mark Green's interview with Keith Warrington (artist behind the game))
  • The Your Sinclair Rock'n'Roll Years (for ZX Spectrum: software downloads; additional downloads; magazine references; magazine adverts)
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (encyclopaedic entry for ZX Spectrum)
  • World of Spectrum (for ZX Spectrum: downloadable releases; additional material including – cassete inlay, advertisement, instructions; remakes links; player reviews; magazine references; magazine adverts)
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