Captain Skyro


(13 votes) *Average rating will show after 20 votes
| Comments (0) | Views (3)

Captain Skyro

JohnBCaptain Skyro is a classic "pull back and fling" game similar to the old browser series Sling, only instead of tossing around squishy gross things, now you get to control a pirate! Grappling up through the clouds, you'll encounter cargo holds full of crazy obstacles, clouds that you'll swear are out to get you, and score-based gameplay that will inspire you to go back and play again, just so you can nab that last coin!

Captain SkyroHovering along in his airborne ship, Captain Skyro turns around to find his crew shouting mutiny. They toss him overboard and leave him to plummet to his doom, but this crafty captain's got a trick up his sleeve. Actually, it's just outside of his sleeve: a hook! With a rope attached to it! Using this piratey device to grab on to wooden pegs sprouting from clouds (yup, that's right), touch, pull, and release to send the captain flying, grabbing successive pegs to gain height.

Nothing is as simple as "climb up to your flying ship using pegs on clouds", and our Captain will encounter plenty of obstacles over the course of this lengthy mobile game. Clouds bursting with lightning, spiny clouds, moving clouds, disappearing clouds, and piranhas are just a small sampling of the dangers waiting to be discovered. On top of that, you can't fall too far before you're caught by a bank of nasty-looking thunderclouds. Fortunately, checkpoints are found throughout the levels, giving you a bit of respite as you work your way to the oasis above!

Captain SkyroBeing a booty-lovin' pirate, Skyro's got more on his mind than getting back to his ship. Scattered throughout the skies are golden coins just waiting to be plucked from their bluey docks. Scoring a respectable score is another lofty goal, and you'll be ranked according to treasure collected, speed, and finishing without dying. In other words, move fast, do everything, and don't mess up!

Analysis: Captain Skyro is one of those mobile games you'll download and keep on your phone for months. It's extraordinarily easy to pick up and play, but getting good at the game takes time. You'll want to get better at it, though, because it's such a well-made game with smart physics, creative obstacles, and bright, cartooney visuals that really highlight the experience.

The only real downside of Captain Skyro isn't the game's fault, it's evolution's. You see, since we haven't developed transparent fingers, you'll find your digits get in the way of the game from time to time, especially when you're trying to fling yourself upwards with a dangerous obstacle moving below. Some creative phone positioning usually does the trick, but c'mon, nature, where's my opaque phalanges already?!

Human physiology aside, it's very difficult to find anything about Captain Skyro that isn't charming, engaging, and utterly perfect. A cheeky story with fun visuals would have been enough to keep us entertained, but Skyro goes on and adds a ton of levels with a crazy variety of things to see, experience, and master. Well done, indeed!

Play Captain Skyro
(free browser version)

No Comments

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
On the Edge of Earth: 5000> Tricky On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a sci-fi adventure game by Roope Tamminen, originally developed for the Ludum Dare 48 game jam under the theme of "Connected Worlds". In it, you play as an astronaut attempting to terraform a world, using a whole bunch of sciencey stuff he doesn't quite remember how to use. While enjoyment will on the player's tolerance for tinkering, On the Edge of Earth: 5000 is a charming experience that rewards experimentation.  ...
1,308 Views
2 Comments
Hero and Daughter> Dora Tongue firmly planted in cheek and, um, assets spilling out all over the place, this dungeoncrawling RPG translated by vgperson and created by Tachi follows Ralph, a hero busted back down to level one, as he summons powerful female companions to help defeat the Dark Lord.  ...
Aries Escape: Episode No.14> elle While browsing a new display at the fine arts museum one day, you wind up trapped inside a strange exhibition. The artwork here is quite puzzling—literally. To escape these rooms, to even find the door, you need to collect clues and useful items, then use them to solve a series of puzzles.  ...
1,348 Views
14 Comments
Button Escape 24> Dora There are eleven buttons you need to find and click in order to escape from this challenge by Tototo Room, but first you need to get in touch with nature to solve the puzzles in your way...  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Maestro: Dark Talent

Browser game of the week

Pirateers 2

Mobile game of the week

Goblin Sword

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Popular on JiG


The Room

Virtual Villagers: Origins

Submachine 9: The Temple

Surgeon Simulator 2013

The House 2

Papa's pastaria

Fireboy and Watergirl 4: The Crystal Temple

Fireboy and Watergirl 3: The Ice Temple

Moonchild

The Royal Trap

Loren the Amazon Princess

1931: Scheherazade at the Library of Pergamum

Magical Diary

Heileen Series

Visit our great partner: maxcdn!

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.