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Horace Goes Skiing (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

A more accurate title for this would be "Horace Goes Skiing, but only if he can brave a Frogger clone first", as you start the game by having to reach the ski shop to get skis, and then get back across to reach the slopes. The road is full of cars and bikes, contact with each of which costs $10 in ambulance fees out of your starting $40, and the skis themselves cost $10.

The actual skiing section has a pseudo-3D view, similar to a roving camera mounted above the course. Your task is to cut between the red and blue sets of flags, without hitting any of the trees on the course. Light contact with these will allow you to carry on; heavy contact breaks your skis and sends you back to the first section of the game (which you also return to after completing each of the courses).

Screenshots

Horace Goes Skiing ZX Spectrum Well clear of the trees
Horace Goes Skiing ZX Spectrum And again
Horace Goes Skiing ZX Spectrum This colour-cycling effect is used before and after each game
Horace Goes Skiing ZX Spectrum Pulling up trees

Alternate Titles

  • "Horace Goes Ski-Ing" -- Alternate spelling

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User Reviews

My Childhood Sic Coyote (15) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

The Press Says

Micro 7 Dec, 1983 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 25, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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Martin Smith (63162) added Horace Goes Skiing (ZX Spectrum) on Dec 07, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121964) and Игги Друге (43534)