Crossy Road seems to be the next big thing in mobile gaming. And we’re not talking about some average game that will be forgotten someday soon. (Like that one game, umm. Hmm. I think it was DoodleCraft?) We’re talking about dining at the head table with mobile royalty like Angry Birds and Temple Run. Plus, I’ve already reviewed many Crossy Road imitators, always a sign that you’ve made it. Another sign that you’ve made it? Having crossovers with other properties. Is this Crossover Road worth playing? (Ah man that was lame.) Let’s take a look.
Now, I must admit I was a bit skeptical going into Disney Crossy Road. Don’t get me wrong, I love all things Disney. However, mobile games tend to have a bit of a bad track record with crossover tie-ins. Games like Angry Birds tend to have plenty of crossovers with other properties. However, much of the time it comes off as less of an interesting crossover and more like slapping a new coat of paint on an established game. In this particular game, though, the coat of paint is Disney. Which is a pretty good color. Let’s see if Disney Crossy Road breaks that trend.
Basically, it’s your standard Crossy Road experience but in various Disney universes. The gameplay itself is completely unchanged, at least from what I can tell. Instead of cars rolling by you’ll have pianos from the Haunted Mansion. Instead of Crossy Road music you get Mickey’s theme music. Instead of logs you’ll have …something from Zootopia. I’m not sure. I haven’t seen that movie yet.
Is It Fun?
OK, I admit, it’s pretty much just the same gameplay with a new look. However, there is one great addition that separates it from the others: collecting various Disney characters as playable, well, characters. And we’re not talking about just Mickey and Minnie. I got some obscure ones. How obscure? Does the gargoyle from Hunchback Of Notre Dame ring a bell? No? Exactly.
The Bottom Line
Does this game do enough to justify downloading it instead of the original? Kind of. On the one hand there’s not enough changed to the gameplay to really make it a new game at all. On the other hand, I could see how one would get addicted to the quest to collect each Disney character. On the other other hand, it’s free. Is that too many hands? Whatever. Just try the game out for yourself.