Rodeo Stampede is fast-paced, casual game which has a high potential of getting you hooked to it. The gameplay is pretty easy to understand but a challenge to master. Along with this, the fact that there is so much variety in the game, Rodeo Stampede manages to stay on top of its game genre type. It’s a free to download game with pixelated Minecraft-like graphics but the size of the game itself is a lot bigger in proportion to its art. Rodeo Stampede is available for both iOS devices and Android devices.
The backstory of Rodeo Stampede is simple: there’s a stampede of raging wild animals and it’s your job as a cowboy to not only survive in this stampede but make an effort to tame and befriend these animals along the way. Players are put into a dry, hilly landscape that is highly reminiscent to a scene out of the Lion King (and the stampede that killed Mufasa). The stampede is happening between two cliffs and across this narrow horizontal tunnel there are barrier and obstacles that you need to dodge as well. If you hit a barrier, it’s game over. If you get stomped by an animal, you’re knocked out – pretty simple.
The controls of Rodeo Stampede are simple to understand and there aren’t a lot of options. Apart from changing your direction as you run through the stampede, you can also jump on the back of the animals and ride on them. This can happen only for a limited amount of time though. The animals start to feel agitated when you ride on them for a long time and that’s when you need to switch rides. If you’re too late, the animal could potentially knock you out.
To balance yourself on your animal, you need to tap the hold button. This is important because even when the animal isn’t ready to throw you off, you still need balance to keep yourself from falling. We love the fact how each animal in Rodeo Stampede reacts differently and uniquely. Elephants will try to fling you off without an effort while buffalos will move erratically to make you lose your balance. There are a lot of different animals in Rodeo Stampede and this variety is something that only increases its addictive potential.
Your character will move automatically forward but you need to determine what direction he runs. Along the way you’ll face obstacles like rocks and boulders that you need to avoid running into. Alternatively, if you’re on a large animal you might as well break through the rocks and boulders. This obviously depends on the kind of animal you’re riding. Only the bigger ones can smash through the obstacles.
Part of the story in Rodeo Stampede is to tame these wild animals that have escaped and are running in a frenzy. You can tame these animals and bring them back to the Safari Zoo. This will have you snapping a photo to befriend them.
In Rodeo Stampede, you can also visit the online store and purchase items like new hats and some special features that can make the game more fun and easier. None of these in-app purchases, however, are necessary. You can also invite your friends to the game and share your progress with them.
Rodeo Stampede has the issue of ad overload and this can be pretty frustrating. An advertisement will run every few levels that could thwart your momentum entirely.
Rodeo Stampede is one of the top apps in the Casual app category, which belongs to Yodo1 Games. It's last update was on March 15, 2019 and it has been already downloaded 10,000,000+ times. On the app store it has now 703,950 reviews. After you get to Rodeo Stampede page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.