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Description

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!

Screenshots

720º ZX Spectrum In no man's land
720º Arcade Exploring.
720º Game Boy Color ...Game over.
720º Amstrad CPC Show some skate board tricks

Promo Images

720º Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "720 Degrees" -- Common title

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 8.4 out of 12 70
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Raze NES Feb, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color May, 1999 3.75 out of 6 45
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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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.

Different versions

There are two versions of the game for C64. UK version is far superior with the graphics which managed to resemble arcade game more than the cartoon-like US version and the board's "feel" and weight is more spot-on. The disk based US version has a painful multi-load, contains almost no sound effects and music and the game's scrolling is often very wobbly.

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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