Skate or Die! review - Nintendo Entertainment System
What the Mean Machines staff thought
This is one of the most complicated games on the Nintendo to get to grips with initially, as the responsiveness is rather poor. However this game has a great deal to offer in the long run, with its wide range of options and the multiplayer possibilities. This is fine if you're into games which require loads of practice before you get anywhere, but if you like your action a little more immediate, you'll find yourself getting very frustrated by this.
One you've got over the hurdle of the tricky control method, Skate or Die has plenty of skateboarding laffs 'n' frolics on offer. The sprites are great, with plenty of neat touches - just watch your man get chopped to pieces when he skates into a chain-link fence, for example. The events are pretty varied and all apart from the high jump (which requires simple button-bashing to succeed) are fun to play. Check it out if you're into skateboarding.
skatinggames.org - 20 May 2015, 20:05 GMT
Great concept for a skateboarding game at the time it was released.
Nintendo had for sure a great vision when developing this, yet the average user like me got a little bit frustrated while playing.