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Sky Chasers – iOS and Android – Review

April 3, 2016 — by Anusha "Trillian" Sinha0

Sky Chasers features an intrepid little girl called Max who along with her forest friends builds a jet propelled craft to navigate the treacherous expanses of a forest, a frozen desert and other levels. The controls are fairly simple; the two sides of the screen control the corresponding jets on your craft. The controls can also be inverted as per preference. It might take a little time to get a hold of these. Unlike Piloteer, another game which uses the same mechanics, the craft in Sky Chasers is relatively stable and offers much greater precision in control.

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Latter levels feature upgrades to your simple cardboard box of a craft and you can even get weapons attached to it on order to kill feral bees or whichever dangerous creature you are facing next. The pixel art graphics of this game are adorable and make even the enemies look cute. The soundtrack is retro inspired music by artist Maxo, who has composed for other games like ‘Bum Rush’ and ‘Rustbucket Rumble’.

There are coins strewn across the level and these also function as fuel. The more you fly, the more you run out of fuel unless you keep collecting coins. The spiders and spiky vines deplete your coins and prolonged contact ends Sky Chasers.

Sky Chasers is a beautifully designed game which can be great if only you spend some money on it. Instead of the usual tactic of inserting ads in games and collecting revenue by way of payment to remove these ads, this game forces the user to pay in order to activate checkpoints. While ads are so common that users do not usually mind them and would rather not shell money to block them, the absence of a checkpoint becomes sorely apparent.

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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha

Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.

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