Spectrum 2.0

Review of '720 Degrees'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

720° is another Atari coin-op conversion. As you may guess it's a skateboarding simulator. You start in a skateboarding complex where there is a whole range of radical sport addicts, either riding bike, or doing various stunts, even break dancing. You must ride your stake while avoiding being hit by any of this kids and reach one of 4 skate parks named Downhill, Jump, Ramp & Slalom. Each won event wins you a medal (gold, silver or bronze) and a prize in cash allowing you to buy tickets for the remaining parks and new equipment for enhancing you performance. There is a sale stand scattered around the park where you can buy your stuff. If the player doesn't enter a park within the time limit he is chased by a cloud of killer bees.
Personally I don't like neither the Atari or Spectrum versions, but if I had to choose one I'd go with the Spectrum version. I'm used to seeing more options and variety in the Atari games, and this one is a bit flat on both.

Written by John Prince and Donald Campbell
in 1987 for US Gold (UK)