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Ski or Die

Available Platform: Amiga

Ski or Die is a classic computer game created by Electronic Arts and released for Commodore 64, MS-DOS, and Amiga in 1990.

Year1990
GenreSports
Rating3.5

67/100 based on 8 Editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherElectronic Arts
DeveloperElectronic Arts
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated11 January 2023

Game Review

Ski or Die is a classic computer game created by Electronic Arts and released for Commodore 64, MS-DOS, and Amiga in 1990. The game features a variety of extreme winter sports and challenges players to compete against the clock and other opponents to earn medals and unlock new levels. The events include Downhill Blitz: a skiing event with jumps and stunts; Innertube Trash, a race inside a tube; Acro Aerials: acrobatic jumps on the ski; Snowball Blast: a snowball fight played in first person; and Snowboard Half-Pipe.

The graphics of the Amiga version seems to have been ported directly from the PC; they could have done better. Anyway, the game's pixel art is well-detailed and captures the spirit of winter sports nostalgically and engagingly. The game's soundtrack is also noteworthy, with catchy, upbeat tracks that add to the overall fun and excitement of the game.

The gameplay of Ski or Die is fast-paced and action-packed, with tight controls that make it easy to navigate the different events. The game's various events are challenging but not impossible, with a good balance of difficulty that will keep players coming back for more.

Ski or Die belongs to the series of extreme sports games that started with Skate or Die in 1987, released for 8-bit platforms only, and continued with Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble for the NES. This winter edition was the first title of the series for 16-bit computers. Despite the EGA-like graphics (as already mentioned), reviews for the Amiga version at the time were highly positive, also thanks to the fantastic music composed by the legendary Rob Hubbard.

Overall, Ski or Die is a great game that is still fun to play today. It's a classic example of a game that still holds well even after all these years. It is worth checking out if you're a winter sports fan or miss the good old challenges with your friends.

Review by: Adam
Published: 13 January 2023 9:02 am

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