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21 Nov 2020

REVIEW: CrossKrush on Xbox One

Review by Jon Donnis
I was sent a review code and asked to review CrossKrush by the fine people at Thinice Games for Xbox One.

It is really hard to describe CrossKrush, it is a little bit Tetris, a little bit Bomberman and a whole lot addictive.

Here is 30 Seconds of me playing the game to give you an idea. Make sure you Subscribe on Youtube

You can play as one of two elderly people, Henry or Florence, they are a married couple who are frustrated that busy highway has been built in front of their home.

So they have decided to take it upon themselves to attack and blow up as many cars as they can. Ok so the premise of the story is a tad bizarre, but that doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things.

Despite the images and trailer making the game look complicated and busy, it is in fact a super simple game, you start off with one of the two characters, you are on a road which is separated into lanes, and vehicles slowly move towards you in blocks, you then click on a section of the road, it turns green, as the cars move down, when a car is over the green area, you click a button and the car explodes! Simple right. And what's more you can even whack cars with your walking stick (cane), although it doesn't do a lot of damage, hit a car enough times and it will explode.

Well there is more to it than that, you ideally want to avoid blowing up Ambulances, so as soon as you blow up the car in front of one, they will speed through, all the while you need to make sure you don't get run over. There are also white cars that when you blow up they leave multiple potential spaces to further blow up, meaning you can blow up to 9 cars at a time, or be a bit more strategic in when you explode them. Red cars are like TNT and will blow up all those around them instantly. There are also power ups available, one makes you super sized and powerful, another allows you to shoot a laser and destroy all cars in your lane, and another gives you back a valuable life if you have been run over already.

As you progress through the game, each wave will get a bit harder, more cars, longer cars, on the harder levels when you blow up a car it will leave a pothole in the road making that block unable to be used again to blow up a car, unless a roller comes along to flatten the road of course.

And all of this while listening to catchy jazz music.

This really is a fun game, 10 levels with 10 waves in each, multiple difficulties settings, a multiplayer option too.

The Good
This is a simple to play, fun game, lots of easy gamer points to collect.

The Bad
This is an incredibly addictive game, not sure if that can be classed as a bad, but sometimes games can be too addictive surely!

For what is such a simple concept this is an incredibly fun game, addictive, easy to play, just all around great game.
I loved it 9/10

Review By Jon Donnis

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