The appeal of the Duck Life franchise is its design and simplistic approach to racing games. This trend started with the first game, and it garnered a support that brought to life a need for simple and relaxing racing games that aren’t too overbearing.
The second game followed in the steps of the first one, and it didn’t garner a liking of the broad audience. That was left to the third and fourth games. Those two games added a lot of new features, and they expanded the world of Duck Life, and that pushed the game to the mainstream. The franchise gained hundreds of thousands of players after the third game, and the fourth game only continued that.