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Ski or Die is a winter-themed extreme sports game in which the player can competes in 5 different events:
  • Downhill Blitz: Downhill skiing event in which the player can make large jumps over chasms and perform stunts in the moguls section

  • Innertube Trash: Two players descend a mountain in innertubes. Score points by picking up items, perforating your opponents tire with a knife or fork and finishing first.

  • Acro Aerials: Ski down a ramp and score points by performing acrobatic jumps.

  • Snowball Blast: First person snowball fight. Score points by taking out little that attack your snow fortress.

  • Snowboard Half-Pipe: Put on your snowboard and score as much points as possible in a limited amount of time by performing tricks inside a half-pipe.
Practice a single event or try the tournament. The tournament mode has hot-seat multiplayer support.


Ski or Die NES Downhill Blitz
Ski or Die NES Next time, try not to land on your face...
Ski or Die NES Innertube Thrash
Ski or Die NES Skiing to Acro Aerials. Such a nice "ozone layer"...

Promo Images

Ski or Die Magazine Advertisement Inside front cover

Alternate Titles

  • "שעשועי סקי" -- Hebrew spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Dec, 1991 83 out of 100 83
VideoGame Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games Sep, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Nov, 1991 72 out of 100 72
NES Center 2001 7 out of 10 70
Micro News Dec, 1991 14 out of 20 70
Nintendo Power Magazine Feb, 1991 3.4 out of 5 68 Jun, 2013 B- 67
The Video Game Critic Feb 22, 2012 B- 67
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Product placement

Ski or Die features quite a bit of product placement by snowboarding brand Burton. You can see their company name in Rodney's shop, on the event selection screen, and at the acro aerials event.
Indra was here (20924) added Ski or Die (NES) on Dec 20, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Olivier Masse (450), Famine3h (409) and Terok Nor (27205)