Skate or Die is a skateboarding game created by Electronic Arts and released for the Commodore 64 in 1987.
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 6:13 pm