Have you heard of Crossy Road? If not, you are in for a treat! It is an engaging, endless arcade style mobile app, similar to Frogger, which was created by indie company Hipster Whale. The concept and name of the game is a play on words involving the age-old joke, why did the chicken cross the road?
In this entertaining new app, your aim is to help a chicken cross an endless road safely. Seems simple right? Don’t be fooled, this game can get pretty challenging. Want to know more? Keep reading for a comprehensive breakdown of Crossy Road.
The object of this game is to get as far as possible across roads, grass, train tracks, and rivers without dying an untimely death. .As you make your way, you will be faced with many obstacles like trees, rivers, cars, trains, boulders, gravestones etc. To get past these obstacles, you must have precise timing and make your move at the right moment and onto the right path (if applicable) in order to survive.
HOW TO PLAY
This game is pretty easy to play; similar to other endless run type games, you must swipe the screen in the direction that you want your avatar to move. It is important to remember that timing is critical; this cannot be stressed enough. In addition, you must keep your character moving as much as you can, if you stay in one spot too long or move back too far, an eagle will come and snatch you up; presumably to make you its next meal.
Along the way you will see yellow coins with red “C’s” carved onto them. Simply move your avatar to the location of the coins to get them; they will help you unlock new characters. Other ways to earn gold include:
1. Watching ads
2. Free gifts
3. Unlocking the piggy bank avatar will double the coins received from watching ads or free gifts.
If you are patient, you won’t have to spend a penny of your real money. In addition, points are only generated when you move forward, so don’t swipe to the side or move back unless it is absolutely necessary.
There are a ton of different animals for you to collect and they are all basically the same when it comes to abilities; their only different are their appearances. However, you may find that you play better with some characters than you do with others. Some of the characters include:
• Swift Snail
In addition, Hipster Whale has promised to release a new character every month and, so far, they have more than lived up to their promise. In fact, wince their November 2014 release; they have put out at least four new avatars. One of these, the Fortune chicken, was created in celebration of the Chinese New Year; unlocking this character will let you play on a new winter level that has fireworks, Chinese temples, and a ton of other surprises.
Playing with new characters will change your landscape so if you want to switch things up a little, you are faced with two options:
• Spend $.99 of your real money to unlock the character that you want
• Spend 100 gold coins in the lottery; you have no control over which player to get. However, with patience, you will eventually get them all.
To give you an additional boost in your gameplay, check out the following cheats, hints, and tricks:
• Grass is the only place that is safe to rest
• Sticking to the middle of the screen will give you more time to react
• Jump as soon as a car passes by to make it easier to get to the next lane
• Watch out for police cars and move out of their way as soon as you get a chance; you’ll know when they are coming because you will see red and blue lights flashing on the side of the screen.
• When you play on the river, you can use other objects like logs or lily pads to cross it. Also, you cand visit this blog with more information about the game.
The Bottom Line
Crossy Road is one the most entertaining mobile games available on the market. Not only is it completely engaging, but the developers are always coming out with new characters. In addition, it is available across all platforms, so give it a try today!