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Skate Rock

• Publisher: Bubble Bus
• Developer:
Bubble Bus
Release Date: 1986
Code: Richard Clark

GFX: Richard Clark
Music: Ben Daglish

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 66%
Our Game Rating: 73%
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FILE: skaterockend.zip

> SKATE ROCK by Bubble Bus


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

WOW! It's be a very long time since I played this game, which I first saw back in 1986 during a lazy Sunday afternoon round my next door neighbour's house.

Russell and I used to spend AGES studying Commodore 64 games that he had purchased, which he also allowed me to copy (tut tut). Skate Rock was one of those games that we studied for about 10 minutes and needless to say that I didn't bother making a copy for myself.

This game just hasn't been thought through and wasn't really created with any panache or style. What this game has got going for it is the crazy Ben Daglish music, which really highlights his early renditions of manic genius :)


The final level is complete!


Ten courses under your belt.


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Hmmm... it's been a long time since I completed this. I think I used a simple level skip to get to the end :)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Not much unfortunately :( You complete the tenth level and the following messages appear: "YOU'VE COMPLETED ALL TEN COURSES," and "YOU'RE NOW A MEMBER OF THE SLIME RAT SKATERS."

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny : To be honest, I wasn't expecting much of an ending due to the fact that they game isn't all that. The only thing that really puts me out is: where's the crazy Ben Daglish ending tune?!?

  • Andrew Fisher: It's a shame, with a bit more polish this could have been a classic game... the ending is very poor.

  • Gaz Spence: A game that jumped on the mid 80's skateboard mania - it plays OK, but the ending is derisory.

  • Kungfufurby: This ending is a wipeout... :( Beyond the skater's victory pose, the ending is nothing but mere text.

  • Brendan Phoenix: Skate Crock more like

    Hate these ending when a teeny weenie message is displayed in the top of the game playing screen.

    Poor.

FINAL SAY: What a pile of poo.

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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