Sometimes the simple games are the best. They require a little less devotion and usually never require you to do much reading or become engaged with a complex storyline. Just because a game follows a simple gameplay style does not mean that the game itself will be simple to complete. Enter Crossy Road, a game fashioned after and inspired by the likes of Frogger from old school arcades and the Atari game machine from years past, and even in true retro style as Crossy Road features loveable blocky characters that may or may not remind you a little bit of Minecraft.
Crossy Road has basically one goal, attempt to cross the road filled with loads of traffic all whizzing by with fear of the fact that if you’re not careful, you just might be smashed to bits and have to restart all over again. You also want to try and get as far as you can, so you’ll be continuing to cross roads until you go splat and are hit by the nearest family taking a vacation in the station wagon or a passing semi who could care less for the well being of animals who find their way to the busy highway. There are more than just roads to cross, like raging rivers where your only solace and hope for getting to the other side are floating logs.
There are over 50 total characters to collect and play throughout the game, even the loveable Android Andy Robot is an unlockable and playable character, exclusive to Android of course, and the devs state that there will be more playable characters coming in future updates, so you should have more to look forward to and unlock if you like to take games to full completion that way. Crossy Road even features a special character modeled after YouTube star PewDiePie, called the PewDiePug. Oh Pewds, you’ve managed to find your way into every aspect of our gaming lives somehow. Crossy Road is available to download and install for free, and playing it is also free. You can pick it up from the Play Store link below, and you can check out the trailer as well as some images of the gameplay.