This arcade action game is a lot of fun, but with friends or family, it becomes very hard to put down. Crossy Road Castle is the follow up to the wildly popular Crossy Road app, but instead of crossing a road, you're scaling an endless number of floors in an ever-growing castle, collecting coins and tokens along the way. The controls are incredibly simple, since all you have to worry about is jumping or moving left or right on a level. But the complexity comes in the random layout of stages, which will keep you on your toes as you focus on avoiding spikes and leaping on creatures. Along the way, you'll collect coins and tokens to unlock new characters, and will even try to unlock new secrets by going through hidden green doors. Every thirty levels, players will face off against a boss, requiring you to avoid their attacks before hitting them back. It's easy to learn, but harder to fully master as a solo player.
Where Crossy Road Castle really shines is in its multiplayer, where up to four characters can climb the tower. In this mode, only one player has to make it through the door at the end of the level to bring the other players along, even if they collided with a hazard. This sets up a fun, balanced dynamic of teamwork and competition between players. Each person can race through the level to see who finishes first, or take a more cautious route to ensure everyone move forward. This can also set up some friendly mischief, as players can challenge each other on who might fail a stage and who will rescue everyone else. If there was a downside to the gameplay here, it's that there are only a limited number of characters and one stage to play on right now. While these will be expanded in future updates, gameplay can become somewhat repetitive if you spend a lot of time trying to improve your score. But if you're looking for something that everyone in the family can sit down and enjoy for quick gaming sessions, Crossy Road Castle should keep your fingers busy for quite a while.