Crazy Snowboard Pro Review

Crazy Snowboard Pro Review

May 9, 2011

It must be difficult enough trying to capture the sheer, unadulterated thrill of sliding down a mountain on a board, without then trying to fit that thrill into a device that’s small enough to fit into the average person’s pocket. Still, that’s what have tried with Crazy Snowboarding, and they’ve nearly pulled it off as well.

You control your boarder by tilting your phone left and right, with context sensitive on-screen buttons letting you perform jumps, flips and grabs. The system works well and means anyone picking up the game can be performing ridiculous tricks in a matter of minutes.

Rather than try and create a free roaming snowboarding experience, Crazy Snowboarding is split up into different trials, with completion of one unlocking the next. These trials range from collecting letters and knocking over snowmen, to slalom courses and racking up high scores.

For those who prefer a little less restriction, there’s a free ride option. You’re still constrained to a pretty narrow downhill run, but instead of completing tasks, you can pull off tricks and slide around to your heart’s content. It’s a decent place to practice your skills, as well as try out some more ridiculous trick combinations before trying them out on a proper run.

The overall ambiance can be a little overpowering, full of terminology and visuals that are about ten years out of date, but the game’s still decent looking and it plays well enough to forgive most of its faults. There’s plenty to unlock as well, including new boarders and boards, meaning there’s always a reason for one more go.

Crazy Snowboarding is a fine try at capturing the essence of a sport that, quite possibly, can’t be captured. It’s by no means a sim, but it finds the right balance between bombastic, gravity defying leaps and the simple joy of sliding down a mountain. If you’re looking for some arcadey, snow bound thrills, then this is the game for you.

Adobe AIR + Apps Available In Android Market

Adobe AIR + Apps Available In Android Market

Oct 14, 2010

Not too long ago, Adobe released “Adobe AIR” into the Android Market for devices running Android 2.2. The app itself seemed to do nothing and had many people confused. What we know now is that you must install Adobe AIR in order to use any AIR apps. So where are these apps? It seems only nanoseconds (not really but I wanted to use the word nanoseconds) after the release of Adobe AIR into the Android Market developers started getting their AIR apps out (I am now officially out of Air).

If you’re one of those people who can’t stand to search for anything within the Android Market, don’t sweat it. Those clever chaps over at AppBrain have you covered. Just click on this Link and start perusing the ever growing list of available apps powered by — I’m not going to say it.

This news is just another great step forward for Android and its users. I can’t wait to see this whole new genre of apps expand and multiply. It will be interesting to see what kind of effect this has on android app development.

If you would like more information on Adobe AIR for Android you can check out Adobe AIR for Android or head over to Adobe to see what AIR is all about.

Source: Android Central, Android Police