The Zone: Skitchin' Review

Title:
The Zone: Skitchin' Review
NFSA ID:
1519975
Year:
1994
Courtesy:
WIN Television
Category:
Access fees

This clip is from The Zone, a magazine-style game review program that was broadcast on Saturday mornings to a youth audience. Here, the team are reviewing the racing game, Skitchin'.

Skitchin' was developed for the Sega Mega Drive console (Sega Genesis in the US). 'Skitching' (skate-hitching) is hitching a ride by holding onto a moving vehicle while riding on a skateboard, rollerblades or bicycle.

In the game, players control an inline skater character who is attacked by computer-controlled opponents while racing to the finish and earning character money.

This clip is an entertaining time capsule from the early 1990s, full of teenage slang and fashion from the period. It's also interesting to see the quality of game graphics from 1994.

Broadcaster:
WIN Television
Production company:
Beyond Television Productions