Long-awaited Crossy Road follow-up comes to Apple Arcade


Long-awaited Crossy Road sequel coming to Apple Arcade
It's like Frogger but set in a castle. And without the cars or frogs.
Photo: Hipster Whale

Crossy Road Castle, the long-awaited follow-up to Hipster Whale’s 2014 game Crossy Road, landed on Apple Arcade on Thursday.

The game takes the same updated Frogger concept that made the original such a hit, but swaps out the roads and cars for a procedurally generated endless castle tower the player must climb. Check out the trailer below:

Crossy Road Castle supports up to four players locally. It also offers Apple Arcade’s PS4 and Xbox controller support, as well as multidevice functionality.

The original Crossy Road, as noted, became a massive hit for developer Hipster Whale. It raked in Scrooge McDuck levels of money for an indie title, pulling in $10 million in its first 90 days.

Apple Arcade: Crossy Road Castle and much more

Apple Arcade costs $4.99 per month for a game selection of more than 100 titles. (You can check out Cult of Mac‘s first impressions review of the service here.) When launched in September, Apple Arcade promised a new golden age of iOS gaming. Apple designed the service to give high-quality original games an opportunity to thrive in a field full of freemium titles. It debuted with 72 games and has since added around 40 more. That works out at a couple of new titles per week.

Apple has not released any Apple Arcade subscriber numbers so far. During Apple’s most recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said the service had been “fast off the blocks,” although that assertion is vague enough that it could mean anything from the number of games to user satisfaction rates to subscriber numbers.

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Via: The Verge