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Sponsored Game Review: Guby

March 15, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

Guby is a road-crossing game for Android, just like classics as Frogger and that sort of thing. This isn’t just a game that puts roads in front of you to cross however, as there’s a dark cloud following you that you need to avoid and there are obstacles as well as helpful coin chests to traverse as well. Smashing coin chests will give you a shield to make it easier to cross the next few roads. With this mechanic in place, Guby is a sort of mix of Frogger and endless runner games like Temple Run. A game that steadily gets more difficult as you play, Guby is a classic arcade game for all ages.

To start playing Guby for yourself, all you need to do is download Guby from the Play Store. Or you can you scan the QR code below.

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Once you’ve done just that, open up the game and get ready to play.

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There’s a short and sweet introduction into how to play the game, but just as the description says, the controls are quite easy.

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When you first start playing, you’ll notice the classic isometric view, and the 3D animations. Things start off fairly easy, with a number of chests available for you to collect coins from.

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These chests will give you a 10 second shield boost, and there are often a number of chests in one place. However, you can’t take your time too much, as there are dark clouds following you, which help to push you on further.

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There’s a great variety of different monsters and such that you have to dodge when crossing those roads, like Zombies on rollerskates, crazy chomping traps as well as everyday vehicles.

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As you progress through the game, things can get really difficult, like this junction in front of me:

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Sadly, I was unable to overcome this junction, and my game was over. When that happens, you’re given a look at your score and how well you did.

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I’ve become a fan of games that just keep on going, the challenge to beat my last high score is far more interesting to me than defeating some sort of boss at the end of a level. What I like about Guby is that while this is another endless runner game, the gameplay is completely different and it’s a nice throwback to the games like Frogger and other arcade classics. More than that though, Guby herself is a cute and fun character that will appeal to all ages, and I can my stepsister enjoying this as a result. The fun and varied enemies that occupy the roads are good fun too, offering younger players some added amusement. All-in-all, I had fun with Guby, and it’s approachable enough for younger players and those of all ages to enjoy.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Guby ran fine on my Nexus 9 and I had no issues with performance of any kind.
  • Theme (5/5) – Okay, so the 3D assets aren’t super-sharp, but the game has a likeable female character and the varied obstacles are whacky and fun. It’s an eclectic mix that you just wouldn’t see in a mainstream title, and it works well.
  • Features (4/5) – if you’ve been there and done that when it comes to road-crossing games, then Guby might not be for you, but for younger players and those looking for some nostalgia, there’s some good value here.
  • Overall (4/5) – A fun, eclectic title with a likeable main character, Guby is a classic game that appeals to players of all ages and can be quite challenging.

Pros

  • Fun gameplay that doesn’t ask too much of its players works well on phones and tablets.
  • Collecting coins is a nice help for younger players that want to get across tricky junctions as quickly as possible.
  • Variety of obstacles is an eclectic and whacky mix that makes no sense at all, but is just fun.
  • Guby is not only a girl, but a likeable character that will appeal to new players of all ages.

Cons

  • Ads can be quite intrusive, especially the five-second waits before even starting a game.
  • Some younger players might find the game too difficult.

Overall, I found Guby to be a lot of fun, and it’s something I can easily recommend to younger players as well as those looking for something with a little nostalgia involved. Guby is a fun character and the vehicles and monsters zipping around the roads are good fun as well. It’s worth taking a look at and while it might not suit everyone, this is a game you just won’t get from mainstream developers.

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