August 20, 2014

Game Review - Ski Safari: Adventure Time

Ski Safari

A great endless side-scroller that will really jump out to fans of Adventure Time

Much of the time, when a cartoon is turned into a phone game, the results aren’t always the best. That is definitely not the case with this Adventure Time game. Following the same principles as the original Ski Safari, this one is a must-have for any lover of the show.

The premise is simple – You play as Finn, and you are sliding down a mountain, away from an avalanche. Try not to run into rocks or land upside-down, otherwise you could get stuck in the snow. Most of the time, you’ll be riding on a slew of familiar characters like Jake, Ice King, LSP, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, Rainicorn, Gunter, and many, many more.

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You begin on the Rock Candy Mountain, and you can unlock more levels like the Ice Kingdom and the Mystery Mountain. Actually, those are the only levels in the game. We would have liked to see more, but each level is pretty difficult to reach with the amount of coins that you earn, so you won’t get bored with each one too quickly.

You’re able to unlock new characters and outfits with the coins that you receive from your runs. There is, however, the ability to make some in-app purchases for more upgrades. So if your kids are unmonitored while playing this, you might need to check on them every once in awhile.

All in all, we love this game. There is a huge variety of characters to interact with to ensure that you don’t get bored. The music and sound effects remind us exactly of the show, and creates a very authentic experience. If you don’t mind spending 99 cents, we’d definitely urge you to pick this one up.

What we liked

  • Easy to learn
  • Characters are spot-on
  • Enough variety to ensure gameplay doesn’t become monotonous
  • Hey, it’s only 99 cents!

What could be improved

  • We would have liked to see more levels
  • Could be more challenging