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Skate or Die

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Amstrad CPC - Apple IIgs - Commodore 64 - ZX Spectrum

Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, United States (1988)
Brazil (1990)
Genre Sports
Theme Olympiad, Skateboarding
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer Electronic Arts, Inc.
Perspective Diagonal-down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.61
4.18 / 5 - 22 votes

Description of Skate or Die

Skate or Die and Ski or Die are collections of cool mini-action games with tournament mode, not unlike Epyx' "Games" series.

Each of these games features 6 mini-games, ranging from the well-known (skate & ski racing) to some pleasant surprises (skating ring competition & snowball fights). They're both fun and addictive, with excellent controls, although not up to par with Epyx games.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Kevo 2022-04-16 1 point

Totally rad game.

dafu 2019-03-13 0 point DOS version

Folks, Skate or Die runs perfectly under DosBox, but you have to either unzip the archive to a staging directory, mount that as a separate disk and run the install batch file, or manually remove the read-only file attribute flags. Do either of those things and the game runs perfectly.

I recommend configuring for Tandy graphics and sound with either scanline or RBG2x scaler for a 1988 accurate best-case DOS version experience.

Trevor 2018-10-10 4 points

I remember playing this game when I was 6 y.o., and it always crashed the PC when I tried to quit. For some reason, I always thought the forced shutdown was related to the game title, Skate or DIE... topkek.

it works. 2017-09-16 1 point

The game words. You need to remove the 'read only' mark from all files, that made it work for me (dosbox).

Playing the free style / high jump is weird I don't know what the controls are.

JayDee 2015-06-04 0 point DOS version

wont run,asks for graphics mode Cga Ega Tandy,when you choose you only get a black screen.im using dfend,seems to be a sound related problem

timdogg I.B 2014-07-25 0 point DOS version

Shut up and skate!

admin 2014-01-02 1 point DOS version

Works perfectly with Boxer, no install required.

Jegas 2014-01-02 -1 point DOS version

DosBox 0.74 + Win7 (64bit) - DID NOT WORK

Bummer too - loved this game as a kid - played it on my commodore 64!

poopfeeler 2012-10-05 0 point DOS version

best gaym EVAR!!! RIGHTEOUS

Jimmy 2012-01-02 0 point DOS version

Digi.The game you are thinking of, probably has to be the game 720.This game is great for the N.E.S.

Like Lester said "Skate or Die".

Digi 2010-11-22 0 point DOS version

I remember a game like this one but cant remember the name. Was an old 'Skate' or osmething game for the 386..maybe even commadore

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