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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

DECENT

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.
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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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