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You're a skateboarder in Skate City, one of the largest skateparks ever built. Ollie off of ramps, grind on rails, and swerve past pedestrians as you bust out tricks. Visit skate shops scattered around the park to upgrade your gear and improve your skills. Participate in competitions to earn medals and cash to use in the shops. But, if you don't get to a competition in time, the infamous "Skate Or Die" message appears, and then you have to hurry!

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720º ZX Spectrum No success there
720º ZX Spectrum Down low
720º Game Boy Color ...Game over.
720º Commodore 64 Title screen (Mindscape)

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Alternate Titles

  • "720 Degrees" -- Common title

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 83 out of 100 83
Commodore User Arcade Mar, 1987 8 out of 10 80
64'er Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 11 out of 15 73
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Arcade Dec, 1987 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 8.4 out of 12 70
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 4.8 out of 10 48
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color May, 1999 3.75 out of 6 45

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of 720º appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

UK National Computer Games Championship 1988

The Commodore 64 and Spectrum versions are used as competition game in the qualifiers for the computer gaming contest in the UK in 1988. The game was played for high-score.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • March 1994 (Issue 42) – Heaven: Music of the Gods

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