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Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper app review: the never-ending hopping game

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Introduction

Presently, there is an increase in the number of mobile games being developed. Every day, many developers are using their creativity, aptitude and knowledge to invent fun and engaging games that keep one entertained for hours on end. One such fun game is Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper. Developed by the indie company, Hipster Whale, Crossy Road is one of the top time sinks available in the App market. The default languages are Arabic, French, German, Italian, English, Japanese, Ko, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

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Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper

Free

Main gameplay

Crossy Road is a game that has an alluring twitch game plays which gets players sprinting through traffic and leaping across floating logs. The app user has to play a mascot such as a chicken, koala or bunny and he has to tap to go forward or swipe the screen in the matching direction causing the mascot to move horizontally.

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A player comes across an array of obstacles including rivers, trees, boulders, cars, trains, and at times gravestones based on the mascot being used. To traverse these obstacles, the player has to get past them at the right moment to guarantee survival of the mascot. He also has to use other props such as logs and lily pads to get across streams. Should the mascot be rooted at a place for over 10 seconds, an eagle will come and snatch it resulting to its death and end of the game.

 For every square unit that the mascot moves ahead, the player earns a point. The more units moved, the more the points earned. Once the player has gained 50 points, a sound is played indicating your score has increased by 5o points.

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Best Features of Crossy Road - Arcade Hopper

Crossy Road offers users a great challenge. It is similar to the game Frogger in the sense that it is a clear-cut game of timing and reflexes. However, it is a fairly difficult game to excel in. Basically, there is no precise goal at the end of phase, along with no pre-determined pattern of roads and rivers. Every obstacle the player faces is randomly generated which implies that you’ll face a new challenge every time. In addition, the player has to ensure he does not linger at one place for too long otherwise the game ends.

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Crossy Road is an ideal app for players who delight in a good Game Center leaderboard chase. The whole point of the game is trying to set the extreme distance possible, hence being able to make comparisons of the distance you cover with that of your friends makes it the perfect game a for social component. 

Best Features of Crossy Road - Arcade Hopper image

Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Offers players great challenges
  • Has a built-in leaderboard which tracks activity of other players
  • It is completely free; no imitations on time, energy or play attempts

Cons

  • It relies on the internet to run

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Final Thoughts

On the whole, Crossy Road is an amusing game that will make sure you never get bored. Simply choose a mascot of your choice and navigate across the obstacles to see how far you can get. It reminded me of some of my favorite 90's arcade games. And for that, I give it a thumbs up. 

Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper

Free
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