If you’re old enough, you probably dropped a lot of quarters of Frogger growing up and if you didn’t you’ve probably played a port of the original at some point in time. The popular game has been around for ages, and its style of play has been copied numerous times throughout the years. Crossy Road is one of the more successful games to do so, and it just arrived on Android last week. After spending more hours than we’d like to admit getting crush by cards and drowning, we’re back with our Crossy Road review.
You don’t start out Crossy Road with a frog, but you will get a chicken to guide across that road. Unfortunately, you’ll never find out why he tried to cross Crossy Road as you’re going to fall into the river or get run over eventually. The layout is random as well, so your unlucky chicken will never quite take the same path twice.
Moving in Crossy Road is done by tapping, but you can move side to side through swiping. It’s as simple as it gets, and incredibly effective on a touchscreen. The game lasts as long as you do as you’ll only get one life before having to start over from scratch. Thankfully, you’ll get to keep any coins you collect and there are a slew of unlockable characters to play with.
Crossy Road has over 50 unlockable characters, and you can buy them outright or leave things to the luck of the draw. Every so often, you’ll get a “free gift” which consists of coins. Those coins can be used in a gumball machine that gives you a character at random. It’s a small thing, but a nice touch that keeps you playing as you’ll want to get all the characters. Especially when you find out some alter the game a bit – the ghost was a pleasant surprise. A few of our other favorites include the Unihorse and Epoch, but there are still plenty we haven’t unlocked.
If you like fun, you’ll love Crossy Road. It’s one of those games you can play for hours or a few minutes, and it won’t cost you a penny unless you get antsy with the unlockables. That said, it’s well worth a couple of bucks as it’s one of the more addictive games you’re likely to play. We highly recommend this one, and you can pick it up for free on Google Play.