User Reviews

Those who were around in the last couple decades of the 20th century will remember a time when the Windows operating system existed as the Windows 3 series. One of the games released in this OS was SkiFree, a simple application with only one objective: dodge obstacles while skiing down a slope. Ring any bells?

Well, Indelible Productions has revived the game for the iPhone in all its 32-bit glory. Tap the screen to jump over obstacles and tilt the iPhone to steer the skier. To stop, simply swipe left or right across the screen. If you tap and swipe while in a jump, you earn yourself Style Points.


The gameplay of the iPhone’s SkiFree app is nearly identical to that of the Windows game; the only things that are missing from the ported version are the Slalom courses and the Abominable Snow Monster that chases the skiier in hopes for a quick snack, both of which are promised in a future update. Playing SkiFree on the iPhone certainly makes me nostalgic, but also highlights just how far we’ve come since the 1990’s. Nearly every aspect of today’s game apps surpass those of SkiFree: music/sound effects (there are none), graphics, etc. The biggest difference is the use of the iPhone’s accelerometer to control the skier, instead of buttons on a keyboard. It’s not hard to figure out. While it is fun to relive a piece of the past, there isn’t a huge reason to go out and look for this app. Those who do are pretty much in two camps: those who are nostalgic, and those are are curious. It’ll probably be the former who will keep replaying SkiFree, but at least it’s free!

AppSafari Rating: 3.5/5

This 3rd Party App is available at the Apple iTunes AppStore. Browse the full list of all AppStore apps filed under the AppStore category.
Download SkiFree! at iTunes App Store
Price: Free
Developer: Website
AppSafari review of SkiFree! was written by on March 24th, 2010 and categorized under App Store, Fun, Games, Physics Based, Racing, Sports. Page viewed 6117 times, 1 so far today. Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.
Sudoku Kai - free game

Leave Comment

About AppSafari

Looking for the best iPhone, iPad & iPod touch apps? Reviews of the best new iPhone apps daily since 2007. The App Store is a jungle. Go on a safari of over 7263 iPhone, iPod touch & iPad apps & discover new iOS apps.

Enter your email address:

New Apps Sent to your Mailbox

Discover AppSafari

Welcome to AppSafari. Our team loves apps and is dedicated to writing iPhone app reviews to help you find the best new & free iPhone apps in the App Store. For the latest App Store buzz check out the Trending iPhone apps updated daily with free games worth downloading. Enter our giveaway contest to win free apps every day. You can browse the site in either gallery or list layout.

Where to go from here

More from AppSafari

Got mail? Subscribe to AppSafari by Email. Watch funny and interesting iPhone Videos gathered from around the web.

© 2007-2019 All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy.
This site is not associated with Apple Inc. or its partners. iPod, iPhone, and Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc.
App Screenshot loading
AppStore Read Review