skate or die

Pro tip: Using a turbo controller in a button-masher

One of the kinds of games that have kind of fallen out of favor in recent years is the button-mashing competitive sports game.

And no, that's not a bad thing.

But if you're playing one, like the original Skate or Die and its High Jump mode

You and (optionally) your friends will take turns hitting the buttons as fast as you can, getting cramped arms, and getting lame scores

But plug in a turbo controller, though, and you can sail to superhuman heights. Just make sure that you pass the controller around so that everybody gets the same high scores.

Then you can move on to the events that take actual skill, and save yourself from getting cramped forearms.

Pro tip: more extra bonus points

In the NES Skate of Die! game one of the events is the Jam,

where you have to race a computer-controlled opponent down a back alley.

You get points for smashing bottles, doing tricks, and beating up your opponent, just like in real life

And you'll notice that toward the end of the track there's a police cruiser. Turns out that it's not there for decoration. if you can manage to jump on the hood

Sirens blare, lights flash, and you get some extra points!

Which might be enough to put you over the top in a close game.

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