Crossy Road Game Review
Crossy Road is an online arcade video game currently released on 20 November 2014 for those
who enjoy fun time action games. Developed and published by Hipster Whale, the title simply
refers to a continuous joke revolving around the old popular cartoon character, Crossy Road.
The game is said to be “endless” in that the gamer is never going to have the same Crossy
Road experience twice. The games often involve a number of different control schemes and
even include a few “Zox” games that make the action more involving. Some of the games in the
series are said to have “dungeons” associated with them that can take players through many
layers of various challenges.
Crossy Road starts with a simple task; getting from start to finish the level before time runs out.
If you fail this, however, you are forced to start all over again. Although this is perhaps the most
simplistic part of the whole game, it is probably the one that people are most concerned with.
This begins to cause frustration for many players as they find that the difficulty spikes quite often.
Each level has its own set of obstacles that must be overcome before time runs out. The
objective in each level is to run as fast as possible as well as collecting items and earn bonus
points. To do so, you must jump from platform to platform, sliding under obstacles and leaping
over gaps. There is a meter on each platform that slowly adds up as you complete each
obstacle. When the meter is full, the game comes to a standstill.
Moving along the landscape are various power ups which allow you to move at a faster speed
and for shorter periods of time. The “Bubbles” allow you to bounce off of other objects or over
water. These move quickly when released and are great for quickly moving from one platform to
another. The “Glow” works in a similar fashion to the bubbles but slowly instead of instantly
bouncing, you are required to slowly fade in and out of the scene. The last power up is the
“Reaper” which slowly begins to take the form of an enemy ship that fires rapid rounds of bullets.
Crossy Road requires a fair amount of skill and is thinking when playing. Some levels are
straightforward, requiring only good navigation. Others require tricky maneuvering of platforms,
jumps, and obstacles. Playing the puzzle games requires your eyes to be constantly searching
for items that change shape and function differently.
Crossy Road is available in both iPhone and iTune apps. The iPhone version allows you to race
against the clock while racing against the clock in the iPad version. Both versions offer a variety
of challenges that can increase the difficulty level as you advance through the different stages. In
addition, the version available in the App Store allows you to play one of two character types;
starting with Buzz, who is a simpleton, and progressing to Agent, who is trained in combat and
armed with a gun.
Crossy Road, like many other business simulation games, utilizes a time management system.
This helps you make decisions about how to spend your limited time while keeping profit
margins high. For example, some levels require you to build up your cash reserves before you
can begin to take on more advanced jobs. Likewise, you can purchase various items, such as
stables, to save time and avoid using up your cash balance too quickly. Likewise, you can
purchase powerups that will help you get through difficult sections of puzzles and challenges,
such as boosting your vertical to get over hurdles.Crossy Road incorporates many gaming features including achievements and leader boards.
Although these may sound like simple things, they add a competitive element to the game and
help increase player involvement. This type of game is perfect for people who enjoy playing
complex, strategy-oriented games that require careful decision making and problem solving
skills. Those looking for a fun time management game that involves business activities should
look no further than Crossy Road