Posted by:on December 28th, 2007
1987’s Skate or Die spawned an NES only sequel in 1990 that was imaginatively titled Skate or Die 2. No word yet on whether Nike has plans for a shoe based on Skate or Die 2. I don’t remember this game at all, but there’s probably a lot of info to sift through. Apparently, you accidentally run over the mayor’s wife’s dog on you skateboard, causing the mayor to ban skateboarding. Then you have to skate through the ghetto avoiding thugs and dragons, etc.. you know, normal skateboarding stuff. Unlike the other skateboard “simulators,” Skate or Die 2 looks more like a regular walking adventure game with skateboards pasted onto the feet of the characters. In some of the frames of the sprite animations (old 2D gaming terminology) the skateboard almost disappears. Oh yeah, you get to carry a gun too. Actually, it’s getting more and more realistic as time marches on. One thing that is worth checking out is the theme song, or at least the first 30 seconds of it. It’s got a very heavy Devo vibe. Check it out after the jump.
Skate or Die 2 – Theme song.
Pretty good man. I’d slap that in my yellow Walkman and crank it up.
Skate or Die 2 – the gameplay footy
A guy on Youtube called TheUltimateGamer07 has posted a five part (Yes! Five part!) video of gameplay footage with playing tips overdubbed. I can’t watch, but maybe you are bored at work. Very, very bored. How far does he get, and is there anything funny in the footage? I leave it to you, dear reader, to let us know.
Aww hell. This joker has embedding disabled. WTF? Ah well. You can follow the links or skip down to other people who have posted some gameplay without the coy tricks.
Skate or Die 2 Gameplay
Skate or Die 2 – The payoff
This guy skipped right to the end.
Skate or Die 2 – Vert ramp footage
At times the background music sounds like the Donna Summers song I feel Love. Here’s a link to the Red Hot Chili Peppers covering it.
Skate or Die 1&2 reviewed like it was 1987
Apparently trying to make up for all that lost time when the Interwebs™ wasn’t invented, you can find guys (obviously) actually reviewing 20 year old video games on dead platforms. Sure, we’ll review the occasional old skate video on VHS, but come on people…
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