Disney's version of Crossy Road game now out for Wndows 10 Mobile

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With cries of the developers 'selling out' to the much bigger franchise, we nevertheless have a new version of the popular Crossy Road, here branded with Disney characters and location themes. The gameplay's almost identical though. Think blocky graphics, Frogger mechanics and retro cuteness. All with a helping of Mickey Mouse!

From the Store description:

Why should the chicken get all the fun? From Hipster Whale, the makers of the original Crossy Road™ with over 120,000,000 downloads, and Disney comes Disney Crossy Road—an all-new take on the 8-bit endless adventure to cross the road without splatting!

Tap and swipe your way to a record-setting number of steps with 100+ Disney and Pixar figurines while dodging crazy and unexpected obstacles in the 8-bit worlds of Toy Story, Zootopia, The Lion King, The Haunted Mansion, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and more.

  • COLLECT over 100+ Disney and Pixar figurines, including Mickey, Donald, Buzz Lightyear, Rapunzel, Mufasa, Sadness, Wreck-It Ralph, Madame Leota, and other favorites (many with fun surprises)!
  • JOURNEY through 8-bit depictions of Al’s Toy Barn, the Pride Lands of Africa, the Haunted Mansion, San Fransokyo, and more while enjoying 8-bit versions of familiar tunes like “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and “I Just Can’t Wait to be King!”
  • MASTER special themed challenges unique to each of the worlds, such as weathering blizzards, collecting cherries to earn special power-ups, avoiding thundering stampedes of wildebeest, staying clear of falling barrels, and then some!

Although I don't really 'get' the 8-bit retro thing (Crossy Road, Minecraft) - I mean why not have fully rendered, textured characters in 2016 when we have so much GPU power available - these titles do seem popular, hence the coverage here.

Moreover, the in-app-purchases for this freemium title seem very reasonable, maxing out at about £4, so well done Disney if that really is the case. Comments welcome if you've played this - early reviews suggest that it's jerkier than the original.


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