The first game in this (now) widely successful franchise is known simply as Duck Life. Both the setting and gameplay are rather simple as the player takes control of a duck and trains it to enter and win races against others. The game received praise due to the smoothness of the racing part as well as the existence of the training and the shop.
Various types of training in this game
Training in the Duck Life was divided into three sections that complement three modes of racing. The first training method is for flying. This increases the flying level of the duck. The whole process is quite simple as the player has to keep the duck in the air. This is done with left and right keyboard arrow keys. The goal is to collect coins and maintain the duck in the air as long as possible.
Running training increases the speed at which the duck runs. It is done with up arrow on the keyboard. The goal is to avoid obstacles and collect coins. The success of the training depends on the amount of time that the duck spent on running and some coins that were gathered.
Swimming training makes it easier to win races whose focus is on the water. Up and down arrow keys are used to jump out of the water and dive deeper to avoid obstacles and collect coins. Both of these will determine the success of the training session in question.
What does shop in this game offer?
Shop, in the Duck life, sells three different goods, paint, hats and seed. Paint and hats are stylish upgrades that will change the way the duck looks. None of the products that are found in one of these two categories offer any advantage. These are cosmetic upgrades that a player can choose to use.
The third type of wares is seeds. Regular ones will increase the only energy level of the duck, and it won’t have any impact on skills. Super seed will train all skills that a duck has, but it costs ten times more than a regular seed.