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The creators of Crossy Road release Shooty Skies to the Play Store

If you were a fan of the hit mobile game Crossy Road, you'll definitely want to give Shooty Skies a try!

Published onNovember 7, 2015

If you were a fan of Crossy Road, the retro-style reimagining of Frogger with colorful playable characters and two scoops of wackiness, then you might be eager to know that the same guys who made that game have just put out the arcade shoot-em-up Shooty Skies.

It’s not technically the same company as Crossy Road, which was developed by Hipster Whale. Shooty Skies is the brainchild of Mighty Games, which includes two key developers from Crossy Road: Andy Sum and Matt Hall. The game boasts its predecessor’s blocky, colorful aesthetic and a return to the collectables that made Crossy Road so addicting.

Shooty Skies plays much differently than Crossy Road. As Crossy Road is to Frogger, Shooty Skies is to those myriad top-down bullet hell games that crowded arcades in the eighties and nineties. The ground scrolls by below and your ship fires automatically. You have to use your finger to pilot your little character around the screen, avoiding enemy fire. Your weapons start off as peashooters, but busting open presents frees collectables that turn you into a flying arsenal, The enemies get increasingly tough and increasingly complex as you go.

It’s a fun, bright little game that makes its money off in-game advertising. If that sounds like your cup of tea, head on over to the Google Play Store and download your free copy.

What do you think? Is Shooty Skies your kind of game, or are you going to be passing on this one? Let us know in the comments!