Ski Safari – Review – How fast can you slide down the snowy Alps?

On June 28, 2012

App Type: Uncategorized

Ski Safari – Review – How fast can you slide down the snowy Alps?

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By: Defiant Development

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2012-04-26

Developer: Defiant Development

Price: 0.99

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We’ve seen plenty of tap-and-slide apps. Ski Safari is one new addition to the family. With its one-touch control system, Ski Safari can be easily picked up by anyone, young and old.

The objective of the game hardly matters. Players have to guide the skier away from a seemingly never ending avalanche by sliding their way through the chilly mountainsides. This can be done with the tap and hold control system commonly found in such games.

To spice things up a little, Ski Safari has little power ups of sorts scattered across the playing field. Animals such as penguins and yetis, as well as vehicles such as a snowmobile are made available and upon interaction provide a temporal boost for the player to advance in the game. While seemingly insignificant, these little things in the game go a long way in making the game extremely addictive.

What also sets Ski Safari apart from other tap-and-slide games would be the ability to perform tricks for added points in game. For instance, players can perform flips during longer jumps which add bonus points to their scores and also provides some extra difficulty in playing the game.

The game does get rather repetitive over time, and the motivational factor to continue playing after the novelty has worn off would be the achievements and goals players have to unlock. Many tasks will be assigned to the player in Ski Safari, where upon completion players inch closer to getting a higher maximum multiplier.

For $0.99, Ski Safari is a game that is still recommended to download. As a casual game, expect to boot this one up while waiting for the bus or over a cup of coffee while waiting for a friend. This is definitely worth the dollar.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Simple. Simply tap and hold.

Who Is It For:Anyone and everyone.

What I Like:The simplicity of the game.

What I Don't Like:Game gets boringly repetitive over time.

Final Statement:Get your skis ready!

Read the Developer's Notes:
#1 Paid App in Australia
Game of the Week in US, Canada, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand

? ? ? ? ? "Great! - Love everything about this game. The graphics are excellent, the controls easy to use, and best of all, it's endlessly fun!"

? ? ? ? ? "How can you go wrong ! - This game is smooth as a sheet of ice !! Love it"

Welcome to Ski Safari!

Ski Safari is where Animals, Avalanches and Action come together to create a new casual gameplay experience.

Our deep sleeping hero has to stay ahead of a relentless avalanche that threatens the local mountainsides. Sven, as we like to call him, can use animals to aid his escape from an icey end. Each of the hillside animals have different attributes to make a speedier escape. Penguins glide further, Yetis are tougher, Eagles soar to great heights, each of these can provide useful advantage for Sven. Sometimes on the slopes Sven can find fast Snowmobiles which can ferry multiple animals a maintain a very high top speed.

Staying ahead of the avalanche has its advantages and perks. Completing objectives can 'level up' Sven and increase his score multiplier. Riding animals, performing backflips add to the score and with an increased score multiplier Sven will rocketing up the highscore table with ease.

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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