720 Degrees
Copyright/Publisher: US Gold, Programmed By: Chris Butler, Music By: Ben Dalglish,
Release Year: 1987, Genre: Skateboard, Number Of Players: 1


All the thrills and skills of real skateboarding in this unique challenge to become champion of the skating world.

Starting out from "Skate City" test your abilities amongst the numerous skateparks improving your techniques in both freestyle and competitive action as you attempt to complete the ultimate manoeuvre - the 720 degree twist while soaring through the air.

As the jammin' skateboarder you know you are, you've got to test your skills in the toughest course any skateboarder has ever seen.

You start off with a hundred bucks in your pocket, your trusty skateboard, and the awesome moves you've learned along the way.

Find your way around the park while dodging kamikaze cars, looney thugs and killer bees.

You've only got a short amount of time to work your way through each one of the four levels, or classes, of difficulty. Show off your hot moves, and rack up points to earn tickets to the parks.

If you’re lucky, you might find some loose bills lying around. Scoop ‘em up. You know you'd like to get the dough to buy those cool duds and some of that hot equipment.

The Game
The player controls a skateboarder. The object of the game is to perform stunts accumulating points for which skate park tickets are obtained. In the parks you compete to gain medals and cash. Cash may be used to purchase better equipment (e.g. boards, shoes, pads, protective helmets) which improves the performance of the player.

To begin game, plug in joystick and press FIRE button.
You then skate around "Skate City" visiting the four shops and four parks. There are four parks in "Skate City" each of which may be visited only once on each level of the game. The parks are Downhill, Jump, Ramp and Slalom. Tickets are used as the parks are visited (at the bottom of the screen). Extra tickets are awarded at 5.000, 15.000, 25.000, 35.000 point etx.

Medals are awarded for good performance in the parks with cash prizes and bonus points. After visiting each park, a medal table is displayed.

There are shops which sell boards, helmets, pads and shoes. Shops display the price of goods they sell. Approaching the counter at the correct place will result in a sale if you have enough money. If a purchase is successful cash is deducted from the player (display by $ sign). Bonus points are awarded for remaining cash at the end of the game.

If the player does not enter a park within the time limit displayed on the bar timer he is pursued by killer bees. These become more dangerous if the player does not enter a park quickly. The player should avoid contact with other characters appering on the screen.

Included on side 2 of this cassette is a recording of the original soundtrack music from the coin op machine. Load in the game as instructed and when fully loaded, remove the cassette and insert it into your HiFi player. Rewind the tape fully on side 2. Turn the music off if applicable in your program and turn your HiFi volume up. You will then experience the full arcade atmosphere with scintillating reality to make this game an absolutely captivating experience.

Press joystick to direction you wish to move. The skater will turn to face that direction. Continuing to press in the same direction causes the skater to "kick" and move forward.

Acceleration increases as equipment levels improve. Pressing the FIRE button causes the skater to jump. The skater may twist and perform tricks while jumping.

KEYS: SPACE - pause, F1 - toggle music on/off

CBM64/128 Cassette: Press SHIFT and RUN/STOP keys together, press PLAY on the cassette recorder.