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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 NES Title Screen
720º Commodore 64 Title screen (Mindscape)
720º Game Boy Color Ready to go.
720º ZX Spectrum Loading screen

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
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 83 out of 100 83
Commodore User Arcade Mar, 1987 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1988 721 out of 1000 72
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 6.8 out of 12 57
Mega Fun Game Boy Color May, 1999 54 out of 100 54
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Mar, 1990 14 out of 40 35
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color May 01, 1999 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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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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