Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Crossy Road Arcade

Adrenaline Amusement Games was founded in 2010 in Quebec. They were instrumental in bringing several big name mobile gaming apps into the arcade as part of either high score or redemption games. One of which is:

Crossy Road is a highly popular infinite runner game on mobile devices, in which players must tap to get a chicken as far as they can, whilst avoiding obstacles like trains, cars, open water, crocodiles and more besides.

The arcade version brings that experience into the arcade coin-op environment. It boasts a 65 inch monitor and large buttons. The game can be configured to be either competitive high score play or as many arcades are going now, ticket redemption. So, the further you go on a single credit, the more tickets you win that can be cashed in for prizes.

The gameplay is rather simple. Just tap to move your chicken forward a space. It's endless, so the only challenge here is memorising obstacles and timing your jumps. It's a single button play, but it requires timing to avoid hitting or being hit by obstacles. This is where in the 2 player arcade game, players can either compete for higher scores or work together to obtain more tickets between themselves.

This is one of those niche games that people either love or hate. If you have played it on your smart device, then you could easily pick up and play this game in the arcade to win prizes. If not, then it could be easily skippable and consigned to the scrapheap of free tablet games that are making their way into arcades like Jetpack Joyride, Candy Crush, Bejeweled and Fruit Ninja just to name a few.