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Arcade: Action
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Steve Jarratt
Chris Bourne

Borrowing heavily from Skate or Die, Skateboard Kidz features a vertically scrolling urban course over which the kid in question attempts to steer his skateboard. Initially, he uses ramps to jump over the letters S, K, A, T and E which, if successfully accomplished, sees him awarded sections of silver, bronze and golden skateboards. Having survived this section, he then continues down the course, collecting litter. Finally, he races against a streetwise dude, dodging the various hazards.

Skateboard Kidz is terminally slow and far from exhilarating. Control of the 'kid' is quite smooth, but the collision detection around the jump ramps can be annoyingly inaccurate. Once you've seen the same course a couple of times, you'll start thinking what that kid can go and do with his skateboard...

Label: Silverbird
Author: Andrew Rogers
Price: £1.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: Kempston/Sinclair
Reviewer: Steve Jarratt

Clumsy and tedious skateboarding action.