Crossy Roads – Appy Mondays
Why did the chicken cross the road?…. how many reviews of this game have started with these exact words… that’s because Crossy Road is all about getting a chicken safely across a road! And the answer is that the chicken needs to collect coins!
A dull as this game might sound, I found Crossy Road to be a delight to play. You launch the game to blocky old school, Mindcraft inspired graphics that are really well put together. The gentle sounds of the passing traffic are next to grab your attention, yes gentle sounds, the sounds and effects are a stand out element of the game, download it just to experience them. (Is it because we are so familiar with traffic that the effects sound so normal!?)
The aim of the game is to direct the chicken across busy roads with bustling traffic, timing is everything, falter and you are splat on the road or the front of an on-coming car, truck or bus. Other obstacles to beat or avoid are juggernaut trains, speeding police and water rapids. There is also a cat that can jump from a tree!
The further you go and time spent playing the more coins you collect, you can also pick up coins along the way. You can then cash in you coins to get different animals to cross the road, including cats, dogs, frogs, bunnys, fish etc. I’m not sure do these have better skills over other animals but they do have great sound effects!
As with alot of popular games these days Crossy Road is addictive, the roads change every time so its not a case of trying to get further that keeps you addicted, maybe its discovering more that keeps you hooked on the game (taht or the fun sound effects!)