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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 Commodore 64 Snowboard Halfpipe
Ski or Die NES Innertube Thrash
Ski or Die Commodore 64 Rodney's ski shop
Ski or Die DOS Compo selection

Promo Images

Ski or Die Magazine Advertisement Inside front cover

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 (5247)
The best sports game for your PC... kind of... DOS Late (95)
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 (449)
Don't die, Ski! DOS brother34 (4)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) DOS Jun, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1991 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1991 9.6 out of 12 80
The One DOS Apr, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS May, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play NES Nov, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Zero Amiga Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69
The Video Game Critic NES Feb 22, 2012 B- 67
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 50 out of 100 50


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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.
Contributed to by Olivier Masse (449), Famine3h (405), Terok Nor (32098) and Indra was here (20862)
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