Crossy Road Castle is out on Apple Arcade, and it's not a bad way to spend time with your family

March 09, 2020 1 min read

The Apple Arcade experiment is still chugging along (the $4.99 subscription service that works kind of like Xbox Game Pass), and it just got a shot in the arm this month with Crossy Road Castle, its newest exclusive.

In case you missed the phenomenon that was Crossy Road, it was a Frogger-like game that took the world by storm, developed by a studio called Hipster Whale. It went on to spawn multiple spinoffs and arcade machines, and now it's coming home to roost in the platformer arena with its newest incarnation: Castle.

If Road was an homage to the Konami classic, Castle in turn takes many cues from the Marioseries. The idea is that up to four players can traverse giant randomized castles, which are broken up by a series of boss fights. If you make it to the top floor you win: if not, you get currency that can be applied to a slot machine that grants you access to more characters.

Crossy Road Castle is out on Apple Arcade, and it's not a bad way to spend time with your family screenshot

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