I can see why Horace Goes Skiing was so called but why Vuokatti? I did a bit of research and it means "ski vacation" so I can now see why, but none the less I'd say that a translation somewhere within the documentation would have been appreciated....
To be honest, taking into account the machine it's intended for, it is actually an okay game - maybe a bit simple, but the type of game that, under the correct circumstances, could keep you occupied for some time. There were a few little things I would suggest to the creator, maybe before the next release, if there is one. The main annoyance was the start, it just did and there was no indication that the game was about to play. Even if a simple "press space to start" would have sufficed. I also noticed there was no straight down moment, after a bit of research with Horace I found he could manage it, so my not Mr. Ski on his vacation.
There was one other thing that niggled me, the skis appeared to be made out of rubber so, when I hit the side of the screen, I just bounced back again. Now I can understand the principle of this, it's to keep the player from going off screen, but would have preferred to have straightened out, kept the player graphics the same and stop at the sides or even crashing. I did also notice the collision isn't exactly spot on, now I'm presuming it is character-based collision detection, so have to give a bit of leeway for that, but a couple of instances I died, I was quite a distance away from the tree?
Talking about the rubber skis, I think the skis have some issues with maths since, whilst I was bumping into the walls at 45 degrees, I was returning in the other direction at approx 33 degrees. Now if you had anticipated a tree, that you could bounce around, and before knowing the way it worked, you'd think.. "yeah, I'll bounce that"... but nope, you're returned straight into the tree! Overall, niggles aside though, Vuokatti was enjoyable, the graphics where big and colourful, and appeared as they were intended, well with the exception of the jumps perhaps since I didn't realise and spent my first go avoiding them, thinking I would crash!
If I was the proud owner of a real VIC 20, I would definitely have this in my collection, if only for just the amusement factor. Very good work, on such a limited machine.