Crossy Road is a mobile game that plays off of the joke, “Why did the chicken cross the road?”
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Story & Themes
Crossy Road has players controlling a variety of animals in a quest to travel as far as they can. Along the way, players will contend with obstacles such as rivers and cars that can result in instant death. Standing still for a moment and thinking through how to best approach each obstacle may seem like the obvious choice, but the game removes this option with an eagle that will attack players if they stop moving for too long. Players will need to hurry ahead, traversing as many areas as possible while collecting the gold coins along the way.
The game is easy to control but achieving a high score is a challenge.
Violence The player character can be squashed or will drown upon falling into the water. Every death is very cartoon-ish and not explicit.
Consumerism The game is free-to-play, but additional characters can be unlocked more quickly by purchasing them with real money or by watching advertisements.
- Is Crossy Road addictive? If so, how do you manage your play time?
- What makes this type of gameplay fun?