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A slippery slope
By Matthew Diener 15 February 2013
Krashlander | Publisher:
Farseer Games | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Puzzle, Sports | Players:
1 | Version:
Having come of age in the days of Atari, we grew up thinking that jumping in a video game required nothing more than a simple press of a button.
But jumping in real-life is a far more complicated affair, involving countless infinitesimal motions and adjustments and calculations.
Krashlander is one man's attempt to bring the intricacies of jumping into the world of video games, and the end result is a minimalist physics-puzzler that will make the most courageous of snowboarders cringe.
Black and blue
Taking a cue from the early days of NES gaming, Krashlander establishes its story with spartan text on a splashscreen. The gist is that evil robots have destroyed your world, and you're out for revenge.
Killing evil robots with a snowboard has never felt so routine. Krashlander's physics puzzling is challenging, but it needs work in other areas