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Skate or Die

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Full titleSkate or Die
Year of release1989
PublisherElectronic Arts (UK)
Re-released byDro Soft (Spain)
Author(s)Kinetic Designs (Mike Talbot, Tim McCarthy, Sarah Day, Drew Northcott, Richard Cheek)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 (left), Interface 2 (right) and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Action
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£8.95 (£14.95 for disk version)
1200 ptas.
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoA demo version appeared on side B of covertape YS issue 36: Smash Tape 12 (Your Sinclair)
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
SPOT commentsYour Sinclair cover demo
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and NES
Score 4.44 (9 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator SkateOrDie.tzx.zip122,716(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1989None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator SkateOrDie.tap.zip127,615((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1989
SkateOrDie(DroSoft).tzx.zip85,156(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-21975-19901990Unspecified custom loader

Additional material
SkateOrDie.gif4,704(Loading screen)
SkateOrDie.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
SkateOrDie.gif6,153(In-game screen)
SkateOrDie.txt2,484(English instructions)
SkateOrDie(DroSoft).pdf25,052(Spanish instructions)
SkateOrDie.jpg32,266(Cassette inlay)
SkateOrDie_2.jpg62,220(Cassette inlay)
SkateOrDie(DroSoft)_Back.jpg116,130(Re-release cassette inlay)
SkateOrDie(DroSoft)_Front.jpg144,300(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
ACE12.87page 17(Preview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.87page 180(Preview) [full page]
ACE1.88page 69(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.88page 26(Review) [full page]
ACE7.88page 77(Feature - Sports Sims) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.88page 12(CoverGame) [full page]
ACE1.89page 36(News/Note) [full page]
New Computer Express1.89page 117(Review - not a Spectrum article)
New Computer Express4.89page 450(Preview)
Crash5.89page 14(Review) [full page]
Games Machine5.89page 64(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.89page 18(Review) [full page]
New Computer Express9.89page 358(Preview)
MicroHobby6.89page 38(Nuevo)[full page]

Magazine adverts
Computer & Video Games12.87page 30(Two-page ad) [full page]
ACE1.88page 66(Two-page ad) [full page]
Your Computer1.88page 14(Two-page ad) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly2.88page 322(Two-page ad)
Computer & Video Games1.89page 27(Advert - coming soon ...) [full page]
Sinclair User1.89page 22(CompoEntry) [full page]
Crash2.89page 27(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User2.89page 11(Full-page ad) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.89page 11(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User4.89page 80(CompoResult) [full page]

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