Skate or Die
Reviewed by Ty Massei
Graphics: 5 out of 10
Sound: 5.5 out of 10
Gameplay: 7 out of 10
Hardness factor: 6 out of 10
Overall: 6 out of 10
Graphics: Pretty normal graphics. There's a fair amount of detail in
character's (especially Lester) but the color scheme is either too
dark or way too bright. That's usually pretty normal for a NES game though.
Sound: The music is pretty good, but there are hardly any sound effects
in the game that are any good.
Gameplay: A skateboarding game where you can do various skateboarding
mini-games, like jousting, going off a ramp for points, and racing. It's
no Tony Hawk Pro Skater, but it was very popular for it's time (which
explains the shoddily made sequels) and it still is interesting at least.
Sometimes the controls are a bit too much and the jousting mini-game
can get hard, but most of the game is pretty cool.
Hardness factor: The game isn't very hard as long as you practice at it.
Since there are only two buttons on the NES controller you can't do a
ton of moves, so don't expect much.
Overall: 6 out of 10. A pretty good game, but the more you play it the
less fun it gets. I'd only recommend this game to those that are nostalgic
for old NES games and have also played this game before.