The goal of the racing game is to get to the end of the level with jumping from platform to platform without crashing, running out of oxygen, running of of fuel, or falling of of the track. The soundtrack is particularly notable, and is available for download from the developer’s website.
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Bluemoon’s SkyRoads is a polished-up remake of the platform video game Kosmonaut. Play SkyRoads online!
SkyRoads game description
Pilot your starglider on a “road” through space, avoiding obstacles and holes along the way, and without running out of fuel or oxygen. Full version includes 30 roads in 10 areas.
The space bar and directional keys are used to create an easy “jump and move” motion. Up accelerates the ship and down slows down the ship. Meters at the bottom indicate the ship’s speed, Oxygen Levels, and Fuel Levels. The meter to the left indicates the level progress, next to a grav-o-meter that describes the planet’s gravity (100 is the lowest, giving a weightless feeling, and 1700 is the highest, allowing no jumping). The level is restarted if the ship is destroyed, runs out of fuel or oxygen or falls off the roads.
The simplicity of the game belies the various kinds of challenges the mechanics could provide. Given the variables of oxygen, fuel, gravity, and track type, many combinations were possible to test the skills of the player. Some stages were set up to stress quick completion by increasing the rate oxygen was depleted, some were extremely technical and required the player to carefully manage resources by jumping on track pieces that would add more fuel and oxygen, and some had the player always on acceleration tracks which meant quick reflexes and exact timing were necessary for success.
Play SkyRoads online
You can play SkyRoads online here, in web browser for free!