Sky Review – outstanding esthetics in an arcade game
Ketchapp studio game releases are always anticipated because each of them is pretty good and is worth a try, even if you are not a mobile game fan. This nice arcade has a simple name ‘Sky’, and the title fits the content perfectly. If you appreciate minimalism, quick game flow, pleasant sounds, nice graphics and unique combination of fun and relaxation – I recommend the latest version of Sky for getting on your Google Android or iOS.
Graphics / Sound: 5/5
The first thing you notice is game’s neat and tender design: pale and pastel colors, smooth animation – you might think Sky is created for having a peaceful time. I would partially agree. Why only partially? This will be explained below. At the start, you can notice a simple square within a maze of sorts that goes along a path. Despite all the minimalistic design and simple rules, it’s not easy to describe it in a few words. So, you see – I already encourage you to get the game for better understanding.
Above I have already mentioned the pleasant audio aspect of this arcade. The sound can be rated with 6 out of 5. Most of you are sick and tired of annoying or on the contrary boring game sounds. With Sky game, everything is going to be different – puff and gentle music that is versatile enough to entertain you during the entire gameplay.
I enjoyed testing Sky a lot, mostly from the esthetical aspect. It is a nicely packed Android/iOS app that has high-quality graphics and appealing sounds. As for this combo, the maximum mark is 5, I will give it a 5. However, I would give it a 6, if I could.
Interface and Controls: 4/5
The Sky game interface is pleasing and crystal clear both for novice and experienced players. In the beginning, you have a square that goes along a path, and your primary task is to unlock additional objects by collecting small symbols along this path and jump over other squares. The procedure is simple and relaxing and can be compared to Pac-Man in its idea.
A single jump over a hurdle requires a single tap. Double-tap goes for a double-jump, as you might have guessed. That one can be useful to jump over multiple objects at once. Although it may not sound sophisticated, don’t get misled. Your perspective, as well as the maze of paths, is going to rapidly change a lot of times. 4 instead of 5 due to the same look of multiple level screens.
So, you already know about single and double taps for jumping. Which way can it be captivating – you may ask. During the gameplay, the field turns at different angles, and it adds some difficulty due to the necessity of choice between single and double jumps. But there are a lot of other tricks, for example, green tents – they clone squares and other objects to jump over, and this is what makes the game really challenging! To relieve madness of the episode, just wait for an orange square to turn clones into a singular object again.
The Sky game can be installed on almost all of the Android devices (2.3.3 and later), iPhones and iPads (6.0 and later). The app is free-to-play and has in-app purchases for hiding ads. However, you may seriously want to hide ads for $1.99. The ad banner appears at the bottom of the screen and may interfere with your taps – this makes me crazy. So, I wouldn’t call the game completely free. As for the replay value, I guess it can be replayed a few times with the same pleasure.
It is worth trying not only for smooth graphics, looping piano music that is so nice after a long working day and maze-like idea. Sky arcade has a hundred of generated levels for replay and is very captivating. Sky is available on Google Play and App Store. Get it to have a pleasant and intriguing adventure in your spare time.