SkyRoads

Moby ID: 1007

Description

Pilot your starglider on a "road" through space, avoiding obstacles and holes along the way, and without running out of fuel or oxygen. Full version includes 30 roads in 10 areas.

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8 People (6 developers, 2 thanks)

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Average score: 71% (based on 5 ratings)

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Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 37 ratings with 7 reviews)

Fun.

The Good
It's fun. Thirty roads, ranging from simple dexterity games (do a combination of eighteen keys in three seconds, or you die) to maps that require thinking, innovation and a bit of intuition. You always know that when you're bored you can activate good ol' SkyRoads and play one of the levels you already finished a dozen times.

The Bad
About four of the puzzles are VERY frustrating, and the above combination of eighteen keys in three seconds becomes a tiresome reality. You don't HAVE to finish all of the levels... Or maybe you do? :)

The Bottom Line
You can download it for free from Bluemoon Interactive's site, takes about three minutes. Why not doing so right now?

DOS · by El-ad Amir (116) · 2001

One of the most addictive games to grace the PC.

The Good
SkyRoads is a great game in all respects, and one of the most popular too - everyone knows this game, and everyone played it at one time or another. SkyRoads has good graphics, reasonable music and great, addictive and clever gameplay, with dozens of levels.

The Bad
Somewhat annoying background music (simply because it's not very varied), and occasionally frustrating gameplay.

The Bottom Line
A great and addictive "oldskool" game.

DOS · by Tomer Gabel (4538) · 2000

A strangely unique and awesome game!

The Good
Skyroads is definitely an interesting game. I first played a game similar to this on the internet. I thought it was awesome. Then I found skyroads, and it was even more amazing. There's a ton of levels! I don't know exactly how many but there's between 50 and 100. In skyroads, you control a car that can jump and you have to travel roads in space that have gaps, burning tiles, and all sorts of outrageous stuff! There's a ton of action and you have to focus the whole time. If you even stop to blink, you might miss something. Some of the other things you have to travel across in skyroads are, platforms, tunnels, sticky pads, and slick pads. The radically changing environment is constantly throwing something new into the game. You'll think you have it and then you're hit by a series of platforms to jump over. This game is a lot of fun and will keep anyone occupied for hours. I don't know what kind of genre you would put this in but it's totally awesome.

The Bad
Skyroads is a great game, though it does have it's flaws. They aren't really big things but they are flaws nonetheless. One of the things I would have liked to see in Skyroads is a level editor. That would be so cool. The game is fine without it but it could've earned some extra credit. Another thing I would like to see in this game is a high score table. I have no clue how you would decide what the scores are in this game but I still think it would be cool. And the only other thing that bothered me was that the music starts to get annoying after a while and there's no way to turn it off. It's not even that annoying but after listening to anything too long, it gets annoying.

The Bottom Line
Skyroads is a wonderful game. It has tons of action packed levels for you to go through. It will keep anyone busy for a long time. You have to have skill to traverse the levels in this game. Avoid sticky, slick, and burning pads and head for the exit. I give this game my official six stars and three thumbs up salute!

DOS · by VortexS130 (73) · 2005

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Trivia

There is actually a way to solve the last puzzle on the game, though it is maybe the most challening puzzle i even came across; it requires perfect, almost non-human timing and reflexes. It is do-able though, check the screenshots for proof.

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Game added by Andy Voss.

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Game added March 8, 2000. Last modified August 30, 2023.