King of Skeleton


(1 votes) *Average rating will show after 20 votes
| Comments (7) | Views (322)

JohnBKing of Skeleton is a first person quasi-3D Flash game where you pilot a racer down an icy chute. Unlock longer, more difficult tracks by beating the target time, or go for the Olympic record. If you dare.

King of SkeletonThe game is based on the sport Bob Skeleton in which racers tumble head-first down the tube on a small sled. It's similar to luge, but more demanding, and maybe a bit cooler to watch. King of Skeleton stars Kristan Bromley, an athlete whom the author describes as "pretty good at [Skeleton]". In this game, that's all up to you...

Kristan stays on the lower part of the screen the entire race, showing his home country's pride atop his helmet. The game controls with just the left and right arrow keys as you slide him back and forth down the tube. The only goal is to stay on the course. Collect King of Shaves shaving gel to lube your sled and go even faster. Yes, you read it right. King of Shaves was actually Kristan's sponsor in the Olympic games, so the product placement is sort of justified.

A surprisingly interesting feature is the included form where you can challenge your friends to beat your top scores. While it's really an ingenius device to spread the viral game to your buddies, it does offer a primitive "slap in the face with a metal glove" feeling. All you have to do is click "Challenge A Friend", then enter a few e-mail addresses.

Analysis: This simple game is well done for a Flash title. It does a great job of simulating a 3D racing environment with the use of progressive shading. It feels like a real tube of ice.

The controls leave a bit to be desired mainly due to the lack of analog control. When the speed increases and turns get sharper, I felt a little out of my element trying to stay on course by frantically tapping the arrow keys.

When you fly off the track you restart at the same position, which is a nice frustration-beater. There are 6 tracks to play, each of which must be unlocked by beating the target time. There's a fair amount of challenge and fun to be had in this viral game, so give it a try.

Update: To unlock a hidden game mode (that's more difficult but a riot to play), click on the Options Menu then go to Game Modes. Enter "charlie" as your code and hit the tubes.

Ready to go? Try King of Skeleton!

Thanks go to Bryan for suggesting the link. =)

7 Comments

Hmm..interesting :) Some brief fun. Although I haven't beaten the hardest stage, the others all fell in one attempt.

I found the very obvious progressive shading a bit rubbish and distracting; a smoother look would be better I think. While smoothness would detract from the feeling of speed, a simple background element could replace this easily.

Other than that, a few minutes of fun!

Reply

surely if you can see his helmet the game is in the third person? close up but it's still not quite first person

Reply

Beat it, and got the Olympic records on the first and last tracks. Whoo! Not bad for a guy who clicked over from his RSS reader expecting something spooky.

Reply

a similar game that, although it has a cartoon theme, has a very good implemention of a bobsled tunnel;
http://postopia.com/games/gamepage.aspx?siteGameID=117

Reply
Tequito March 5, 2006 4:48 PM

They need ramps in this game.... with pirahnas... and if you have to make decisions at forks in the ice, and if you go the wrong way you go into a polar bear cave.

Reply

it's an ad for shaving cream

Reply

Neat trick -- when you do the "charlie" mode, let yourself go off the track. Pretty entertaining.

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

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)
2,623 Views
0 Comments
Card Crawl> Dora Dungeon crawling goes card based in this strategic RPG-like spin on traditional Solitaire for iOS. Deal your way through monsters, treasure, and special abilities and unlock new cards, but don't get cocky... you never know what the dealer is going to hand you.  ...
4,137 Views
9 Comments
The Comet's Calling> Dora They're just your average monsters living in a junkyard trying to gather all the food and materials they can before the place closes at the end of the month! A simple and repetitive action game that still manages to shine and charm thanks to a great sense of humour and endearing story and characters.  ...
5,206 Views
14 Comments
Myosotis Chapter 5> Dora The stylish, neon-soaked point-and-click puzzle series comes to an abrupt and puzzling close as PI Rick must solve an odd mixup of puzzles to set right the bizarre events from the rest of the series.  ...
5,082 Views
1 Comment
Living Playground> Dora Tony and her brothers Pablo and Octavio are just your average, ordinary kids who can turn into playground equipment, but searching for snails near an abandoned factory puts both them, and their hearts, in grave danger in this clever, unexpectedly warm free indie horror adventure that deals with family and humanity.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Delicious: Emily's Honeymoon Cruise

Your Favorite Games edit

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

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 ©2003-2015 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!