Disney Crossy Road, review

Julie Fleming, Reporter

Some of the most addictive games are the ones that make you wait.

For example, in the game candy crush you have to wait for more lives in order to keep playing, you can only have five lives and each takes 20 minutes to regenerate one life, which is a pretty long time for a game. Though not compared to a game like the Sims Freeplay, where some things can make you wait for up to three days. There are even challenges that you can complete over weeks.

Generally I don’t mind waiting, I’m a fairly patient person, but with candy crush I would get pretty frustrated. I started playing Candy Crush Saga in the ninth grade and I got pretty far, but my friends would say “you’re addicted” all the time and I got sick of it, so I deleted it in spite. Now I’m in twelfth grade; I don’t have any games on my phone so I decided to download it. I got pretty darn far, but I needed to restore my phone and because it wasn’t working right, Candy Crush didn’t download back onto my phone. I was kind of bummed out, but I didn’t feel like doing all of those levels over again.

I went without a game on my phone for a while, but then I got bored again one day and went scrolling through the App Store trying to find something new. Sure enough, I found Disney Crossy Road. I had played regular Crossy Road before and thought it was ok, but there wasn’t any goal other than to see how far I could go and I got bored, but the Disney version has all these different characters based on Disney movies and it’s awesome.

The characters are from; The Incredibles, Mulan, Moana, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Aladdin, Monsters, Inc., Pirates of the Caribbean, Finding Dory, Alice through The Looking Glass, The Jungle Book, Zootopia, Mickey Mouse and Friends, Toy Story, Haunted Mansion, The Lion King, Big Hero 6, Tangled, Inside Out and Wreck-It Ralph. The goal of this game is not only to collect all of the characters, but there are also daily quests that you can complete to get prizes, plus I think that they will continue to add more and more characters from movies because it is such a popular app.

The game is nice because it really doesn’t make you wait for long because you’re in control of when you earn money and what character you use. In addition when you switch characters from movie to movie there are different worlds for each movie, so in Aladdin you’re in the desert and in Finding Dory you’re underwater. The game also doesn’t have ads which are the first thing that make me delete an app.

Disney Crossy Road currently has four and a half stars on the app store. And on their version history, it seems that they update the app at least once every month. I got the app after December, but it says that they also had holiday characters, I wish that I could’ve seem them. It’s nice to know that the company is constantly aware of any bugs on the game that would slow it down and that they change the game based on seasons to keep it interesting.