If you haven't played crossy road yet, you've more then likely been hidden under a rock for the past week. Crossy Road has taken the app store by storm and there is a good reason why. The game offers a different perspective on the classic arcade game frogger where your goal is to cross as many roads, rivers or grass patches as you can without dying.
Along with the unique graphics comes completely customizable gameplay options, with a selection of 50 characters many of whom have the ability to change their environment. See all of the characters here-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjZ73iLZLCM. For example, with the ghost you can play in the dark and with frankenstein your screen tints to look like an early 20th century film! There's even a secret character which you have to encounter in game to unlock. Click the link to learn how to unlock him! ->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N4Bn2dODDM
The app is free which, for the experienced free app user, may cause concern. Will there be countless amounts of advertisements thrown in your face? Surprisingly the answer is no. In fact, you could play the game perfectly normal without ever seeing one advertisement. The advertisements allow you to gain extra coins which are used to randomly unlock one character. Click here to see a trick to get more coins-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNJtd8KXE10. The game even gives you free gifts periodically which gives you even more chances to unlock characters.
There are a few problems one could bring up about the game, but they have nothing to do with the actual gameplay. One is the fact that there are very few coins that you encounter in game. The only real options to get enough are to wait for your free gift (which as you play increases, the max time being 6 hours) or to watch the advertisements which happen to be limited. The other problem which I find to be the biggest is the fact that you can win a character that you've already unlocked. Imagine someones excitement when they spend 100 coins only to win the chicken. Unlocking all 50 characters is nearly impossible (in a decent amount of time) without purchasing some or using some sort of hack.
Overall this game is a must have for your iDevice!