Crossy Slopes & Snowy Roads is a relatively simple title that will be instantly familiar to anyone who has played the arcade hit Frogger. Much like that game, the main objective here is to cross a hazard-filled road with your character. Unlike that game, the road is infinite meaning that the real objective is to see how long you are able to survive. Crossy Slopes & Snowy Roads also manages to distinguish itself from any other similar titles through its wild personality. In-game characters range from penguins to zombies, each of which have their own abilities.
Each game’s “dodge the obstacles” style of action seems similar at first, but there are a number of notable differences that help each of them feel unique. Crossy Slopes & Snowy Roads is a game that focuses more on its personality than it necessarily does on its gameplay. While working your way through cars and other themed obstacles is certainly an enjoyable challenge, what really puts the experience over the top is the way that it makes you smile when you play it. Though things may get tough, the game’s charm and casual humor keep things light at all times.On the other hand, Flappy Bird is a game that derives much of its appeal solely from the gameplay. That’s not to say it isn’t charming in its own way, but the way in which the game really forces players to get in a groove by taking the physics of their movements into account means that Flappy Bird finds that elusive “easy to learn, tough to master” style of game design. The game is just as accessible as Crossy Slopes is at first, but you’ll soon find that the biggest difference is the way that Flappy Bird makes you really work at getting better and better as you play.Ultimately, it’s hard to not fall in love with what both games manage to do well. Flappy Bird’s perfect level of challenge makes you feel accomplished for having bested it while the personality of Crossy Slopes & Snowy Roads makes it easy to latch onto well before the casually rewarding gameplay takes ahold of you. Perhaps those looking to put their reflexes to the ultimate test will gravitate a bit more towards Flappy Bird, but there is no reason that fans of fast-paced games shouldn’t download both of these great titles.