Mountain Goat Mountain Review
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Mountain Goat Mountain Review

Our Review by Rob Rich on July 19th, 2015
Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BILLY GOATS ROUGH
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It looks cute and it plays alright, but Mountain Goat Mountain isn’t really anything new.

Developer: Zynga
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.2.39
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar
Playtime Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

Another week, another game that’s extremely difficult to discuss without bringing up Crossy Road. This time it’s Mountain Goat Mountain - an endless mountain climber that’s all about getting a goat as high as possible. I’m talking about altitude, you goof.

In the redundantly-titled Mountain Goat Mountain you get to guide a cartoony goat up a cartoony mountain full of cartoony hazards. Your sense of worth is determined by how far you can make it, while coins you gather on your way up the mountain (or via random gifts) can be used to draw a random extra goat playable character. Similarities abound, right?

A key difference is the isometric mountain itself, which is full of crumbling platforms, falling rocks, and plenty of other hazards. The very nature of the environment means you’ll be jumping left and right almost constantly (as opposed to primarily moving in a single direction), and you’ll need to make some pretty quick decisions about which path to take.

I’d recommend going into the options and changing the controls right away, though. The default scheme is passable (tap left to move up/left and right to move up/right, swipe down/left to move down/left and down/right to move down/right), but it’s a little cumbersome and can be a hindrance when you’re in a bind. I’d recommend the 4-way tap controls instead as they feel a lot more natural.

Really there’s nothing particularly bad about Mountain Goat Mountain (aside from having to type that name out over and over again), but there’s nothing particularly special about it, either. It’s the goat version of Crossy Road, basically. Which is great if you really like goats, I suppose.

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