Hop. Hop. Hop.
As you know, my family was a 'gaming' family long before the term even really existed as it does today. Back when only the hippest homes had the latest Atari system, and when marriage counseling often meant Pop playing Zelda into the wee hours of the evening while Momma discussed novels with her book group. My parents were early adopters of home electronics, especially computing ones and I was raised with floppy disk drives and the sound of internet (AOL) dial tones. My form of 'mobile gaming' was an 8-bit Handheld Gameboy so conveniently portable and high tech for it's time its footprint rivaled the modern Phablet.
And, oh was I ever so proud of that Nintendo device- quite the expensive 'toy' back then. It's true, I put down my MegaBloks and Littlest Pet Shop figures in exchange for hours staring at that grey and green screen. At least until the batteries died! But there was one game, quite similar to Atari's Freeway, but previously only available on PC I especially became addicted to upon it's mobile gaming release; Frogger.
I'll admit- these days, I don't have quite the same amount of time to dedicate to gaming as I did in college. You may recall I actually began majoring in Game Art And Design when I graduated high school at 16. I was not only obsessed with playing video games, but I loved drawing and concept design. Needless to say, I hardly knew what I wanted to do with my life at 16, and that dream was short lived once school bills and the real world set in. These days I spend my free gaming time mainly on MMORPG's such as World Of Warcraft.
However, I can't always bring my laptop with me to game in a waiting room, on the treadmill (okay, I split my treadmill time with Instagram and gaming) or on a road trip. It's still hard for me to accept that my modern mobile phone is such more of an advanced mobile gaming device than any I ever had as a dedicated gaming system, growing up. Even better, mobile games are most often free so I can download and try as many as I want with no guilt or buyer's remorse. Over the past few years I've found a few gems I find myself going back to over and over- they remain on my phone's game screen through the seasons- one of them is #CrossyRoad.
Crossy Road takes me back to my days playing Frogger with much more colorful world and character rendering and without the frustration of escalating difficulty or game play. It's a must download, n my opinion, and something the whole family can enjoy.
What Daughter Says: If you don't have time to ponder games with plots or goals download Crossy Road today.