Krashlander - Ski, Jump, Crash! by Jeff Weber of Farseer Games is the game you get if you combine Solipskier with Angry Birds. Really, it's a naturally evolved version of Diver 2 mixed with a bit of classic Ski Stunt Simulator. Defending your world from robot invaders is as easy as skiing down a hill. Unfortunately you've got to be a bit self-destructive in order to be a hero. Good thing you brought multiple lives!
Each level begins atop a slope. Take a look around the stage using the eye icon, noting where obstacles are placed and robots stand in waiting. When you're ready to slide, tap the right side circle and keep your thumb there. Gently move around this small area to adjust your skiier's position. Changing your stance affects how you move and avoid/collide with objects. Using a combination of positions you'll slowly jump, glide and crash your way through each stage.
Three levels of difficulty let you really bring on the pain. Novice is where you should start, but once you start gliding through levels, switch to expert, which is more realistic and gives you better in-air control. Elite gives you the most points per robot killed, but expect a super steep learning curve. Krashlander is one of those games that slathers on the "so difficult it's awesome" level of challenge, but the addition of the wild physics premise keeps frustration down to a minimum. This is a game you'll play for weeks and barely begin to master, even though you'll get better each time you ski and die.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the iPad 3. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.