Krashlander – Ski, Jump, Crash! review (iOS / Universal)

January 18, 2014

krashlander pic 075510 word description: Physics skier vs alien robots. Ragdoll crashing is your weapon.

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10 word review: An old game I just found – liked enough to review.

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You will like this if you enjoy: Knowing I’m just filling space to get to the 500th review, which is going to be a really great game…

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The good news: Clean, attractive graphical style. Performs well on older devices (i.e. iPad 1). Controls are good once you figure them out. Very user friendly, with the option to skip a level being offered if you appear to be struggling.

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The bad news: The controls, although actually very good, could be a little too complicated for some players. Small number of levels. No Game Center. No sync between devices.

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Arcadelife verdict: It’s different enough, polished enough and enjoyable enough … there just isn’t really enough of it. More could have been made of the skier’s ability to dislodge boulders and other objects, which seems like a massively missed opportunity and the number of levels is quite small. Overall, what is there is fun and well worth picking up if you like a bit of stunt skiing mixed with physics based target destruction.

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Arcadelife rating

Presentation – 9/10
Visuals – 9/10
Controls – 8/10
Content – 5/10
Fun – 8/10
Final rating – 7/10


Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.2.1
iTunes link

Krashlander website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
5th gen iPod Touch (iOS 7.0.4)
4th gen iPad (iOS 7.0.4)
1st gen iPad.
This review was typed on a Das Keyboard Model S mechanical keyboard – check them out, they’re really rather groovy.

One comment

  1. Hey, thanks for the review of my game. I’ll try to incorporate better use of the boulders and other “structures” in future levels.

    -Jeff (Krashlander developer)

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