Fred has gotten around. He's fallen from great heights, he's run across great distances, and now he's hitting the slopes in Skiing Fred. Granted, after watching the trailer for this new release, we see that skiing really isn't all that different than falling. Fred's still scared of the Grim Reaper, and there will still be blood. Fred will bleed onto pristine snow, get hit by meteors, and dissolve into rivers of molten lava.

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You play Skiing Fred by tilting your phone. Jumping is performed by tapping on the right side of the screen, and braking occurs by tapping on the left. It's a simple setup, and while tilting hardly gives you pinpoint control of Fred, it works well enough to be playable (though the game suggests that you can play it best using the NVIDIA Shield). The graphics are bright and vibrant, albeit basic. This download is under 40MB, and it shows. But looking past that, this game runs smoothly, deviates from the usual Temple Run formula, and is rich with unlockables. Players can also sign in with their Google accounts and share their skills with the world.

Like other titles in the series, the game is free to play but offers fake money in exchange for real money. This money can be spent on unlockables that you can otherwise acquire with enough time and dedication. Good deal? Cool. Widget's below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Sean Thomas

    the camera and controls even in the promo video look horrendous. Noooo thanks.

    • jonathan3579

      I was thinking the same thing. I dare not even try.

      • Shaun Dutchy Davis

        just downloaded it, the graphics are actually pretty good and it has a nice and fun game play too :)

  • barefootbandit8

    Why is it skiing Fred when he is snowboarding?