Ski Safari, by Defiant Development, is an iPhone game in which you take the the snowy slopes and try to out run a deadly avalanche. You'll have to utilize your back-flips, the penguins, yetis and more to try to go as far as you can go before the avalanche catches you, and it always will.
Graphically this is a really good looking game. Sure there's not a whole lot that it needs to do to wow, but I have to say that it looks very polished. The frustrating, and exciting thing is that the course is always slightly different so you can memorize it, but all the changes look smooth, and it gives the game a feel of infinite replayability.
The music is kind of light and playful, it doesn't really do much, but its a nice background soundtrack to go with this game. The sounds of the game fit as well, I'm kind of over the penguin crushing into something sound effect, but other than that I can't really complain.
With most iPhone games you're going to rely solely on tapping the screen, and this game is no exception. You're going to tap the screen to jump, and hold down on the screen to try to complete flips. You'll also have to rapidly tap the screen if you fall over or start tumbling to recover.
I just picked this game up on a whim, and I have to say that I'm really happy that I did. This definitely has the feeling of Tiny Wings, with the having to time your jumps and trying to keep up your speed, but I have to say that after a while I enjoyed this game more. The thing is that you can unlock stuff in the game by completing tasks. Once you complete a task you get another one, but you get them three at a time. In Tiny Wings you're stuck with those three tasks, and so you can really "level up" your experience. With Ski Safari you can even if you can't do all the tasks because once one is done it gets replaced and you get credit for completing the task. This isn't the most complex of games, but there definitely is some strategy to it, and it can definitely steal away a ton of time from you, if you're not careful.
If you have an iPod touch or an iPhone I highly recommend that you run out and get this game. It's easy to pick up and there's really infinite replayability. It also doesn't take a long time to play so you can pick it up, do a run, and then you can be done with it for a while. This game gets a 9.3 out of 10.