Review Infinite Skater
An endless runner for hippies
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 16 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Unique graphics, lots of different environments, has tons of goals to aim for
There seems to be some input lag between action and registering an action, lots of unskippable cutscenes
Infinite Skater for Android might be one of the weirdest endless runners that I think I’ve ever played. It has a really cool and polygonal aesthetic that I haven’t seen in a game like this ever, and it takes advantage of it in a lot of the various animations I’ve seen in the game. The other part of the game that is pretty unique is its hippie-like story.
Now, the game doesn’t really have much of a traditional story. Instead, we get some text that seems like it was all written by an amateur philosopher and there are some other really weird story elements like this giant cloud buffalo spirit that you need to make offers to in order to level up so you can buy upgrades, get new levels and earn new skateboards.
The gameplay is straight endless runner. There is literally nothing new here to write about. You’ll jump over obstacles, you’ll duck under them, you’ll dodge but one new mechanic is grinding; if you’ve got nowhere to go then you can grind on an outside rail for a short amount of time. Unfortunately, I found that the controls did suffer from some input lag. For instance, moving over to another lane and having to jump immediately will sometimes result in absolutely nothing happening, which is the worst thing that can happen in a game like this.
Infinite Skater does have some unlocks that make the game have a bit of longevity to it when compared to other endless runners that I’ve played. The good aesthetic and interesting “story” might also drive in some players that are looking for just a bit more in their endless runners.