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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 DOS Compo selection
Ski or Die NES Snowball Blast
Ski or Die Commodore 64 Choose a single competition or compete all.
Ski or Die DOS That pump power-up will restore your tire pressure, but you'll have to stay on the track

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Alternate Titles

  • "שעשועי סקי" -- Hebrew spelling

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User Reviews

Great graphics & music but a couple of decent events extra would have been nice DOS Roedie (5252)
The best sports game for your PC... kind of... DOS Late (97)
Horrible gameplay - nothing like the old California Games it obviously borrows on. DOS Mickey Gabel (379)
I used to fire it up just for the music DOS Olivier Masse (450)
Don't die, Ski! DOS brother34 (4)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1990 10.5 out of 12 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1991 87 out of 100 87
The One DOS Apr, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1991 9.6 out of 12 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 79 out of 100 79
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Play Time DOS May, 1991 75 out of 100 75 NES Jun, 2013 B- 67
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 50 out of 100 50
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17


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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.
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