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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.2
Overall User Score (13 votes) 2.8


Critic Reviews

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85
The Atari Times (Feb 17, 2006)
All in all, this title will never be regarded as one of the best ones for the system. Still, Skiing is a very solid game which can be found on eBay and other outlets for classic games pretty easily. It's pretty common, too, so you won't exactly break the bank by picking up a copy.
83
Woodgrain Wonderland (Jan 11, 2018)
Although Skiing is perfectly enjoyable as a solo game, for optimal results it’s best played in couch competition with friends or online contests such as AtariAge’s High Score Club (although they may not be doing Skiing for a while as it was one of last season’s titles). Another Activision winner, and one of the best sports titles available on the VCS.
83
The Video Game Critic (Feb 26, 2002)
Skiing's graphics are plain but silky smooth. The sound effects try to capture the sound of whooshing snow, but they sound too metallic. With ten game variations in all, Skiing provides enough challenge to satisfy any gamer.
70
Skiing cam be a relaxing ride to the bottom, a break-neck race against time or a skillful slalom run. Jump over moguls, avoid trees and try not to lose too much speed getting to each gate. This is a simple relaxing game that has just the right settings to make it manic!
63
JoyStik (Dec, 1982)
The graphics of Skiing are typical of Atari sports cartridges. Skiers, gates, and trees are very boxy, though adequately represented for this type of game. And the sound effects are also limited, but we like the "whoosing" sound of passing through Gates. If you break 28.2 seconds, you're eligible for the Activision Ski Team - not an impossible goal.
60
Atari HQ (2000)
There are eight different positions your skiing figure can potentially use. These are helpful only in getting the skier back into a straight position, or for skiing around the mountain for the fun of it. This is great fun, and has long lasting play value. There are enough options to keep the game interesting and easy to come back to. You don't have to be any kind of athlete or sports enthusiast to enjoy this video treat, and you don't have to worry about dressing warm in order to play it.
 
Speed and timing are the essence of the game. Speed is attained by facing downhill as the game mimics the sport by slowing down a skier who tackles the slope side on. With the Atari difficulty switch down the grey patches of ice, which cover the slopes, become treacherous, ut you can jump them at the push of the fire button.


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