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Skate or Die
Xtreme sports are a huge hit, everywhere you go. So much so that they've even dropped the E, made it Xtreme, and they've got other people (like us) doing the same thing! In any case, not everyone can go out there on a real skateboard and hope to survive, much less pull off all those crazy stunts. So for those of us who are thrashing-challenged, or for those times when it's too dark out, or too rainy, or you've just broken a leg, or whatever it is that keeps you on the couch instead of actually out on the street with your board, there are skating video games. And before there was Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5.... thousand.... there was Skate or Die!

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Skate or Die (NES)
There's a place on Earth where hot dogs and nachos are health foods, summer vacations last the year round, and punk rockers with mohawk haircuts are looked upon as mello dudes. It's a place where rulers are determined not by their fund raising talents, but by their power to dominate the streets with rad skateboarding skills.

Here, the king of the road is none other than that skateboarding maniac - Rodney Recloose, owner of the Flesh 'N Asphalt Skateboard Shoppe. He, along with his freaked-out son, Bionic Lester, and their crazed cronies, Pete and Eddie, rule the streets with iron wheels. They're sort of a nuclear waste version of Al Capone and his once ruthless gang of gangsters.

As a newcomer on the scene, with power aspirations of your own, you must prove yourself to Rodney and his free-wheeling weirdos. That means you'd better be on your toes when you challenge friends in free-style and downhill competitions packed with rock 'n rolls and rail slides. And you'd better be on your worst behavior when you come board-to-board with Lester in the "whack 'em upside the head" joust!
--From the NES Skate or Die instruction manual.

If you were a skater in the late 80’s, chances are you owned this game. Skate or Die was produced by Konami but published by Ultra Games, and it turned out to be a really fun skating game. You play as yourself and your main goal is to rip up your competition to gain top dog status on the streets. Your main enemy is actually the son of the skateshop owner, Rodney Recloose. Rodney’s not so bad but his son Lester is a dolt and he’ll try to thwart your efforts to be the best.

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Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble (NES)
You and your skateneck buddies spend your days ripping the streets, looking for fun, hurting nobody. You got tunes in your box, chili fries in your mouth, and a rad ramp in your backyard. Life is sweet.

Then one fine day, you're tearing down the sidewalk when you accidentally run over the mayor's wife's poodle. Splat. The dog is pushing up daisies and Mrs. Mayor is foaming at the mouth. She goes on a psycho anti-skate rampage and forces her old man -- a nice but regrettably spineless bureaucrat -- to dig up a law that condemns your ramp to the scrap heap. Whaddya do?! You gotta build a new ramp by legal means. To do this, you gotta go through 4 levels in search of bucks for the building permit and plans for the ramp. Get through all 4 levels and it's competition time on the wicked Double Trouble Half-Pipe.
--From the NES Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble instruction manual.

According to the story, the Mayor has banned skateboards because you killed his wife's dog. Seems a bit unusual, because when you actually start playing Skate or Die 2, every single person you see is riding a skateboard. In any case, ride around town collecting CDs, tapes and food to buy better boards from Rodney and learn new tricks from Lester. These are, of course, the lovable characters from Skate or Die 1, and since you beat down Lester he's now on your side, or at least willing to help you for some kool music or chili cheese fries.

Now it's time to make the streets safe for innocent skaters in your town, by taking out the mayor's wife, and the rude and abusive skateboard gang led by Ice Pick. Good luck!

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Skate or Die: Bad & Rad (Gameboy)
A surprisingly fun skateboard game for the Game Boy, Skate or Die: Bad & Rad has plenty of high-speed action and is challenging enough to keep you occupied for quite a while. The several stages alternate between a side-scrolling platformer style, where your job is to pick up points and avoid obstacles, and a down-hill obstacle course where speed is king but death awaits the careless.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of story to this game. You have enemies as well as obstacles, but you don't really know who they are or why they want to hurt you. I guess they're just jealous of your mad skating skills!

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Ski or Die (NES)
Stalking in a winter wonderland
Once again, Rodney's slushy ski shack is open for business. But Rod and his host of inhospitables refuse to let you enjoy the sub-zero ski fest. Because ferocious freaks of nature like chainsaw totin' bunnies, punk rock penguins and bodacious polar bears are anxiously waiting to knock your poles out from under you. From the Snowboard Half Pipe to the Snowball Blast, this arctic adventure will have you wishing you were back at the chalet exchanging fondue recipes with a thick-necked man named Gunther.

But bogus moguls are only half your headaches. Because Twisted Lester and his lucky lawn dart are looking to pop the wind out of your sails in the Inner Tube Thrash. And if you're not cool enough to avoid getting Lester's point, you'll get a chance to impress the fickle judges in the Downhill Blitz and the Acro Aerials (sorry, no hog-calling competitions).

So start waxing those skis if you plan on seeing the light of summer again. Because you can either backflip, pike or helicopter your way into the World Record Book... or a body cast.
--From the NES Ski or Die instruction manual.

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