Skate or Die

Original Platform: Commodore 64

Skate or Die is a skateboarding game created by Electronic Arts and released for the Commodore 64 in 1987.

Year1987
GenreSports
Rating4.5

86/100 based on 4 editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherElectronic Arts
DeveloperElectronic Arts
OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7, MacOS X 10.6+
Updated22 August 2019
TAGScommodore 64 skateboarding sport sim

Game Review

Skate or Die is a skateboarding game created by Electronic Arts and released for the Commodore 64 in 1987. It was then ported to ZX Spectrum, Apple II, MS-DOS, NES and other platforms in the following years.

A real fan favorite, it is considered one of the best games ever created for the Commodore 64, but not only, because the NES version was a commercial success too.

In this game, you can test your skills in five different events: freestyle ramp, high jump, downhill race, downhill jam, and the pool joust. Up to 8 players can compete, playing in turn. Of course, you can also play alone, but the real fun is against friends.

Great atmosphere, fantastic gameplay, excellent graphics, all contributed to the incredibly high reception received by this game. And don't forget the music, composed by Rob Hubbard. The intro tune is one of the best examples of SID music ever created. It's basically in all SID playlists, and you can find several remixes on the internet.

Notably, this was also the first game developed internally by Electronic Arts. The trio behind this masterpiece is the same that created the "Games" series (Summer Games, Winter Games, etc.): Michael Kosaka, Stephen Landrum and David Bunch. Amazing job, guys!

Review by: Manu
Published: 22 August 2019, 2:13 pm


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Commodore 64 version 1.2 - Language: EN - Size: 6.23 Mb

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