Posted by:on January 23rd, 2015
The actual program cassette is available to buy for roughly $1.50, in a handful of places, but it’s just that UK postage that will get you. The original UK price of £1.99 is just twice what it goes for nowadays. I’m not sure if that’s an accurate comparison, though, surely the cost of a computer game was more than the equivalent of $6 in US dollars. (Actually, according to Wikipedia, the pound would have been worth $1.70 which would be about $8.00 today depending on how you measure it. That still seems cheap. Who’s an economics major here? )
Here’s a nice photo of the cassette and cover from a UK seller.
The text file that comes with the program:
Put your board and trucks through the punishment in this skate spectacular!
The object of the game is to collect parts of the bronze, silver and
gold skateboards, by collecting the letters S, K, A, T, and E as you skate
your way around town.
To collect the letters you must jump over them by hitting the ramps. But look out, too slow or too fast and you’ll wipe out!
Next, do your good deed by clearing up the garbage, give it to the old lady and she’ll reward you with a bonus.
Then! Race against the dude, dodging pot holes, cats, dustbins and cars to become the top Skateboard Kid.
Playing The Game:
You may redefine the keys or use a Sinclair or Kempston joystick.
(C) ANDREW ROGERS
Silverbird Software, Oxford Street, London
Silverbird and the Silverbird logo are registered trademarks of British
(Transcribed by Robin Stuart)
What does game play look like? Here’s a couple of action packed screen captures. It’s not super engaging.
Alternate cover art scan from World of Spectrum
Alternate cover art scan from Spanish Spectrum Archive.
Large cover art scan from Moby Games
Alternate cassette and case photo from Rockrabilia
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