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Lastronaut Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 11th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLE RUNNING
You'll wish that Lastronaut had more to offer, but it's still pretty fun.
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Alto's Adventure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 24th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BEAUTIFUL BOARDING
Alto's Adventure is a beautiful and highly enjoyable Endless Runner.
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Boxcar Hazard Rush Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on February 18th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BOXCAR CHILD
A curiously ragged endless runner.
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Endless Snowboarder Alto’s Adventure is Almost Here

Posted by Ellis Spice on February 12th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BEAUTIFUL BOARDING :: Read Review »

Canadian developer Snowman has announced that their endless procedural snowboarder Alto’s Adventure is set to ride its way onto the App Store next week.

Featuring physics-based movement and dynamic lighting and weather, players will need to master the 'easy to learn' one-button trick system in order to chain elaborate tricks and maximize their speed down the alpine environment. Along the way the game features 180 goals to achieve, from rescuing llamas to leaping over vast chasms. THere's also a Wingsuit to acquire, which will allow players to gracefully fly and loop their way down the snowy peaks.

Alto’s Adventure will be available in the App Store next Thursday, February 19, for $1.99.

Touchdown Hero Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 4th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar ::
This arcade football game challenges players to score as many touchdowns as possible without being tackled.
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SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run is Nickelodeon's Latest Movie Tie-in Game

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 3rd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

With the SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water looming just over the horizon, Nickelodeon has released Spongebob: Sponge on the Run.

In this endless runner, SpongeBob and Plankton are searching for the lost Krabby Patty formula. You'll be dodging obstacles, floating in bubbles, and flying around on a jet pack as you race through Bikini Bottom, Apocalyptic Bikini Bottom, and the beach. If times get tough you can even transform into Super SpongeBob! He can power through any obstacle that gets in your way.

You can download SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run for $3.99 on the before going to see the movie in theaters February 6.

RuPaul's Drag Race: Dragopolis 2.0 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on January 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: WERK IT
Drag + Peggle = Draggle? RuPaul and the queens return for a major update from the original Dragopolis.
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Epic Fall Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on January 5th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TOUGH TUMBLE
Epic Fall is rough, but it may be the challenge that hardcore endless runner fans are craving.
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Crossy Road Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 24th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ADDICTIVELY FROGGER LIKE
Frogger-like in nature, Crossy Road is an easy to recommend endless runner of sorts.
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It Came From Canada: Blades of Brim

Posted by Jordan Minor on November 19th, 2014

It’s easy to want to write off Blades of Brim as a gimmick. You could look at its swordplay as a cheap attempt to distinguish itself from every other endless runner out there. But the combat actually is an integral part of the game, giving it a distinct identity. Is that enough to overcome endless runner fatigue? Decide for yourself in this edition of It Came From Canada!

Blades of Brim uses the typical endless structure. Players try to dash as far as they can while dodging and defeating obstacles and enemies. There aren’t distinct environments per se, but as players level up they’ll unlock new parts of the map, granting them access to new areas during each trip. The worlds are diverse and the transitions between them are fairly seamless. The coolest touches are the little challenge rooms that give players some task to complete on a stretch of road seemingly existing in a pocket dimension. Meanwhile, the cartoon fantasy visuals have tons of colorful energy and, more importantly, run super smoothly.

But obviously Blades of Brim's big hook is its prominent combat system. By swiping the screen, players will slash their sword. Fortunately, it’s a lot more robust than just a single, glorified defensive option. Players can use slashes to stylishly hop between lanes and fling themselves skyward, all while taking down enemies in their path. They can also take advantage of the branching level design for moves like wall runs and flying ground pounds. Successfully and fluidly chaining attacks together, while constantly propelling forward, makes players feel like a force of nature. And the game’s forgiving health system, allowing players to take one hit and recharge health from there, prevents needlessly frustrating roadblocks. Rounding out the system are unlockable weapons like axes with different stats, along with new characters. And if players are really in a pinch, they can sacrifice some magic to summon a double-jumping dog to ride, complete with a handy projectile attack.

Blades of Brim looks like it could carve out a nice little niche for itself in the expansive endless runner landscape. Players can see if that niche is right for them when the game launches globally, soon.

Agent, Run! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RUNNING WITH A SWIPE
Agent, Run! is a fun runner with a twist that's entertaining rather than gimmicky.
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Vektor Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on November 10th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EVERYBODY RUNS
Vektor blends genuinely interesting infinite running mechanics with a dark and stylish sci-fi atmosphere.
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Rotational Runner, Boson X, is Currently Free

Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 7th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: HEAD-ON COLLISION :: Read Review »

Boson X, the endless rotational runner by Ian MacLarty, is currently free. In the game you are a scientist in a suit running inside a massive particle accelerator. You'll jump and dodge as you search for the elusive Boson X.

Check out Boson X for free on the App Store.

Introducing Spider-Gwen and Sandman to Spider-Man Unlimited!

Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 3rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PLEASANT SURPRISE :: Read Review »

Gameloft has released issue four of Spider-Man Unlimited. The update contains a ton of new spidery content. There are 25 new missions and events centered around Sandman. Issue four will also feature the first appearance of a playable Spider-Gwen. She's a Gwen from an alternative reality that also had a run in with a radioactive spider.

Players will also be able to check out a new environment: New York City’s Highline. This NY location has been recreated to include including hidden pathways and authentic obstacles.

You can check out the Spider-Man Unlimited Sandman update for free on the app store.

It Came From Canada - New Zealand Edition: Run, Sackboy, Run!

Posted by Jordan Minor on October 6th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

On one hand it’s a bit depressing to see LittleBigPlanet (i.e. a PlayStation franchise adored for its abundant creativity) turn into an endless runner (i.e. one of the most overexposed mobile genres there are). However, maybe it’s better for a familiar formula to feature a familiar face. In any case, we're checking out Run, Sackboy, Run!, LittleBigPlanet's iOS debut in this New Zealand edition of It Came From Canada!

Let’s not mince words. Run, Sackboy, Run! is totally just an endless runner with a LittleBigPlanet skin. Anyone looking for the robust platforming and level creation the series is known for will end up disappointed. But as far as skins go, it’s a pretty faithful recreation. The warm and fuzzy feel of the franchise looks just as great and tactile here as it does on Sony’s devices. As players progress they travel from earthbound environments to more futuristic areas, but the handcrafted aesthetic ties everything together. Like its siblings, the game also offers a plethora of costumes and collectibles. Players can gather stickers and outfit their Sackboy with new looks, like a kangaroo ensemble, to increase their score multiplier.

Fortunately, beloved license aside, Run, Sackboy, Run! is a pretty good endless runner in its own right. The controls are floaty but still fluid - ironic, considering how poor the controls in console LittleBigPlanet games can be - letting players easily jump and squish enemies. Levels don’t feel procedurally generated, but they are so large and dense with multiple branching paths that each run can feel unique depending on where players decide to turn. Along the way, players find power-ups like magnets and jetpacks, and they can charge their own inner powers like a shield for walking right over sticky pink goo. But if players do get trapped, a simple dash will save them from the monster in hot pursuit. And beyond just looking cool, using these skills completes missions and causes Sackboy to slowly level-up.

Again, as great as a proper LittleBigPlanet game could be on iOS, Run, Sackboy, Run! is not that game. It’s a simple spin-off. So potential players should make sure to keep that in mind when the game launches globally soon.

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