Posts Tagged endless runner

Hurricane Rush Review

Hurricane Rush Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Race through a hurricane in this disappointingly lacklustre Endless Runner of sorts.

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Crowman & Wolfboy Review

Crowman & Wolfboy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Flee the planet of shadows and the life-devouring Darkness as Crowman and Wolfboy in this visually stunning platform runner.

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Air Supply Infinite Review

Air Supply Infinite Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tired of frantic endless runners? Air Supply Infinite is a slow burn. An endurance test.

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Dragon Season Review

Dragon Season Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dragon Season is a visually enticing endless runner with a style of its own, but is somewhat let down by its reliance on in-app purchases.

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Agent P DoofenDASH Review

Agent P DoofenDASH Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mixing together beloved Disney characters and Temple Run-style gameplay really isn't as successful as it sounds.

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Aloha – The Game Review

Aloha – The Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A platform runner with a unique story, Aloha The Game is fast-paced fun for all the family.

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Zombie Cupcake Attack Review

Zombie Cupcake Attack Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Help Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman take out a mean batch of zombie cupcakes in this clever and addicting endless runner.

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Random Runners Review

Random Runners Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Despite Ravenous Games' pedigree of solid releases, this endless running experience feels like it has a flat tire.

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Buddy & Me Review

Buddy & Me Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A 2D platform endless runner game, Buddy & Me falls short of expectation despite its beautiful graphics and an enchanting dream-like premise.

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T.E.C 3001 Review

T.E.C 3001 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
T.E.C 3001 is a good looking runner with plenty of content to enjoy, but it’s saddled with a control scheme that gets in the way of actual enjoyment.

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Boson X Review

Boson X Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Boson X is an endless survival game in the tradition of several other titles on the App Store, but it shows how many elements in the equation can go wrong and make a game feel unsatisfying.

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NFL Runner: Football Dash Review

NFL Runner: Football Dash Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
NFL Runner: Football Dash is a fairly unexciting endless runner that serves little purpose.

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Infectonator: Hot Chase Review

Infectonator: Hot Chase Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Perhaps not the smartest of games, Infectonator: Hot Chase still manages to ensnare its players and refuses to let go.

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Max Steel Review

Max Steel Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Offering more than just regular running, Max Steel is a quite fun if demanding take on a popular cartoon series.

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RunBot Review

RunBot Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A little sterile, RunBot lacks some personality but it does the job as a reasonable Endless Runner.

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Swift Revenge Review

Swift Revenge Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A pleasant auto flyer with a cute and entertaining storyline and structure.

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Lub vs Dub Review

Lub vs Dub Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Lub vs Dub is a fairly bland runner that’s much more interesting with a second player.

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XRun Space Review

XRun Space Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A little too close to Temple Run for comfort, XRun Space might have the mechanics right but it lacks its own personality.

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PAC-MAN DASH! Review

PAC-MAN DASH! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A fun and inspired endless running game, putting a fresh twist on the classic Pac-Man game.

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Greenpeace Arctic Defender 13 Review

Greenpeace Arctic Defender 13 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Fun for five minutes, and with an important message, Arctic Defender 2013 could do with offering more reasons to go back for more.

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Turd Birds Review

Turd Birds Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Juvenile it may be, but this endless runner will have players of any age giggling to themselves while they poop on pedestrians.

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Fatty Review

Fatty Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fatty's not just an amusing endless bouncer, it's also a strong anti-anorexia metaphor!

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The Criminal Escape Review

The Criminal Escape Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
With some original visuals, it's a shame that this game is fairly repetitive and basic in terms of its implementation.

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Expert App Reviews

 

Every week, the 148Apps reviewers comb through the vast numbers of new apps out there, find the good ones, and write about them in depth. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Want to see what we’ve been up to this week? Take a look below for a sampling of our latest reviews. And if you want more, be sure to hit our Reviews Archive.

Magic 2014

 
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Fantasy based card games are very much an acquired taste. Some have been drawn to the genre since grade school, while others join later in life, but one thing remains the same: Magic the Gathering is by far the most popular example of the genre. On the heels of last year’s Magic 2013, it would only make sense for Wizards of the Coast to follow up their smash hit, for a new year. Can Magic 2014 manage to meet the same bar of excellence raised by the original installment, or is this essentially a glorified re-skin? Fans of last year’s Magic installment have a very similar experience awaiting them when opening Magic 2014. Most of the game’s core interface has remained fairly unchanged, but it really was never broken to begin with, so there was no need for a fix. Newcomers and veterans alike will find more than enough card based shenanigans to keep them busy for countless rounds. –Blake Grundman

JetScanner

 
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The App Store is loaded with many apps that scan documents, but most of them seem to take an eternity to process files. Additionally, they aren’t always accurate. I’ve scanned business cards and manuals, only to go back and enter additional information in manually. There’s a new app that promises users that they will no longer have to wait and it boasts that it can produce PDF documents from any photo at a very high speed and at the highest image enhancement quality. It’s easy to get started with JetScanner as a quick start guide helps users learn the ropes. There are two ways to create documents. Users can either tap the camera icon or tap the album icon. Once a document is created, users can make adjustments by tapping on the wizard icon to adjust the smart crop or edit additional processing options like adjusting color, making the image black and white or quickly reverting back to the original. Additionally, users can tap the information button in the upper right corner to change the paper size of the PDF. –Angela LaFollette

Cling Thing

 
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Cling Thing starts off with some great, but little, moments. They feel fleeting. However, then another great little moment appears and another and another. Eventually, these seemingly small yet neat tricks cling together to form a superb whole. In Cling Thing, players guide wacky Madballs-esque creatures to the end of each stage by using their slimy, stretchy, sticky tendrils to move around. The action resembles World of Goo but with just one ball to manage instead of dozens. Those two games also share a similar creative drive to get the most out of their deceptively simple yet deep mechanics. Early levels are pretty straightforward where all the creatures have to do is slime-swing to the end of the stage Spider-Man style. However, later stages introduce doors that need keys, blocks that need moving, wheels that need to be spun, and underwater areas with new physics that need new approaches. –Jordan Minor

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If you are looking for the best reviews of kids’ apps and/or Android apps, just head right over to GiggleApps and AndroidRundown. Here are just some of the reviews these sites served up this week:

GiggleApps

 

Talking ABC

 
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Talking ABC… is a delightful alphabet app which includes charming and impressive claymation animals that will engage adults and children alike. I do love this kind of animation, so I was eager to see the claymation included within, and I can say that these bright and quirky animal creatures do not disappoint, as an estimated 770 pounds of clay was used to create the animals and letters – impressive to say the least. As one may expect, there is a main section of this app which includes 26 letters, each with its own corresponding animal seen to the left of the screen. –Amy Solomon

Pango Imaginary Car

 
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Pango Imaginary Car is an app that allows children to create cars and other vehicles by combining various parts together. I enjoy this app. It is a concept that is not exactly unique, yet this is an app that is of very high quality and utterly appealing. The first thing one will notice when opening this app is color. A bright, sophisticated lime-green color makes up the background of the center screen where one builds his creation, dragging vehicle elements from the tabs seen left of the page. Eight tabs are included, with details that will create the body of the car, such as the front ends of a few differently shaped cars, trucks and a train as well as basic shapes that can be used to create a larger vehicle as well. –Amy Solomon

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Cubed Rally Redline

 
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Most endless runners inspired by Temple Run take the standard behind-the-back perspective. Sure, Pitfall had a more dynamic camera angle, but that’s the exception. Cubed Rally Redline steps things up and does it from an isometric perspective, similar to developer Jared Bailey’s original version of Cubed Rally Racer that Android gamers sadly don’t have. However, where the game also differs from most 3D endless runners is in the number of lanes: there’s five to deal with here. Good luck. –Carter Dotson

Bombcats Special Edition
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Bombcats Special Edition is Radiangames’ entry into the casual physics-puzzler genre after an assortment of action-oriented titles and block-based puzzle games, and it stands out as a fun and addictive title. The gameplay can be best described as a hybrid between Angry Birds and iBlast Moki. The goal is to free all the bombkittens from their electric cages by launching the bombcats around the levels, eventually using their ability to “tele-splode” (so they don’t actually die) to free them from the cages. However, there’s a fuse on the bombcats, so getting them from point A to point B in a timely fashion is key! –Carter Dotson

Spelling Monster

 
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Spelling Monster is a gift from heaven to parents with kids in the early school years. it incorporates several learning tools and exercises into the gameplay, which is wrapped in the pleasing veneer of an Android game. The main menu breaks the game into an adjustable word list and a bunch of mini games. The word list allows for the addition of just about any words, which is great for accounting for, say, vocabulary or multiple kids of different abilities using the app. The game list had five different games: Letter Pop, Missing Letter, Letter Catch, Word Traffic and Word Jumble. –Tre Lawrence

Monsters University Review

Monsters University Review

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A little too simplistic for comfort, Monsters University is a pretty by-the-numbers Auto Runner game.

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Door Dash Review

Door Dash Review

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Nothing's incredibly wrong with this endless runner, but nothing's incredibly right about it either.

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Your App Authority

 

Every week, the 148Apps reviewers comb through the vast numbers of new apps out there, find the good ones, and write about them in depth. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Want to see what we’ve been up to this week? Take a look below for a sampling of our latest reviews. And if you want more, be sure to hit our Reviews Archive.

We also went deep in our coverage of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, with a review, strategy guides, and a Commander’s diary. Be sure to check that all out.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

 
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The original X-Com: UFO Defense has been one of my all time favorite games for almost 20 years. There’s something about the combination of naming soldiers after friends and family members, carefully trying to manage finances and tech trees, and the tense search for hostile aliens in unfamiliar terrain that still excites me to this day. So when it was announced that Firaxis, the developers behind the latest entries in the Civilization series, were going to release a modern update of the 1994 classic I was both supremely excited and ridiculously nervous. Of course I was worried about XCOM: Enemy Unknown for nothing. It turned out to be a fantastic re-imagining of my favorite strategy game that trimmed away a lot of the unnecessary fat and added a few more contemporary elements to create an incredibly compelling experience. Then it was announced that Firaxis and 2K China were going to take that same experience and somehow cram it on to iOS devices. Again I found myself excited and worried at the same time. And again I was worried for nothing. –Rob Rich

Where’s My Mickey XL

 
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Disney’s Where’s My Water series has been both a success both financially as well as creatively, with its original incarnation bringing unique physics gameplay and an original character to the table. Now, Disney has expanded the series in part by integrating their known characters into the gameplay. The problem has been that they just haven’t fit all that well: Perry from Phineas & Ferb in Where’s My Perry felt like Disney just slapping a character into the formula, and to me at least, it fell flat. So now, we have Where’s My Mickey, which ramps up the character integration from “secondary character on a Disney Channel animated series” to“ the very face of Disney.” Thankfully, the Disney folks decided that with their superstar, they had to bring their A-game to Where’s My Mickey and by gosh golly, they nailed it. –Carter Dotson

Videon

 
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It’s quite difficult to fault Videon. It’s a video recording app that offers mostly everything anyone could want from such a tool. Something that’s bound to be welcomed amongst those planning on recording plenty of videos this summer. Aligning towards many different needs, users can go straight into recording something or choose to change some settings around first. The former is ideal for when the opportunity arises, such as when a child or pet is doing something cute. The latter is great, when planning ahead. –Jennifer Allen

Other 148Apps Network Sites

 
If you are looking for the best reviews of kids’ apps and/or Android apps, just head right over to GiggleApps and AndroidRundown. Here are just some of the reviews these sites served up this week:

GiggleApps

 

Mini U: Zoo Abracadabra

 
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Mini-U: Zoo Abracadabra for iPad is a charmingly different puzzle app that kids and their parents will both enjoy. This app includes a circus theme where animals create towers holding each other up, creating wondrous shadow-animal shapes. Children are then asked to choose what animal is making up this grand tower from the animal tiles one can select, seen at the bottom of the screen. There are three different levels of difficulty within this app that include an increase in the number both of the animal tiles to choose from as well as the number of the animals balancing together, creating most interesting shapes. –Amy Solomon

Dr. Panda Handyman

 
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My family and I are always excited when a new role-playing app becomes available as these types of apps allow children to imagine themselves performing various occupations as well as to engage in pretend play, making these apps favorites in our house. This new app, Dr. Panda Handyman, is such an app, as children work alongside Dr. Panda helping to fix damaged objects of animal friends and neighbors seen within five separate scenes. I enjoy how the different animal connected to each scene may vary as do some of the details found in these scenes. It makes me smile to see some old faces from other apps such as the polar bears or elephants or monkeys, as well as new characters to meet along the way. –Amy Solomon

AndroidRundown

Little Nick: The Great Escape

 
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Little Nick is a running game game that is based on the popular Nicolas TV and books character. It’s a running game, and the abbreviated top-down view is quite reminiscent of endless runners like Temple Run. In this adventure, we ditch jungle temples and crazed monkey-ish beasts for somewhat suburban streets and Mr Goodman in pursuit. And, we get a bike! For background, Nick is framed for the dastardly destruction of a window, and takes off out the property gates on his two-wheeler to escape the vengeful Goodman after him. But these city streets are littered with obstacles, making escape especially hard. The graphics were more than decent, with good animations. –Tre Lawrence

Warmly
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Warmly is an atypical productivity offering from The Chaos Collective that seemingly wants to make the descriptive term “alarm” a misnomer by changing the way we do alarms and wake patterns in the first place. The opening user interface is a clear cut celebration of simplicity, and hints at the design elements that govern the entire app. It gives a scroll-through window for setting the time (with an AM/PM toggle), and nine (9) big square buttons. After a scheduling check-off and an off and ok button, THAT’S IT. Laid against the soothing yellow backdrop, the relatively minimalist viewers are hard not to like. –Tre Lawrence

Neon Snap

 
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Neon Snap is one of those games that soothes the mine just by looking it. With the tetrominoes and gridded space, it is practically impossible to not think of Tetris, if just a little. It’s advisable to avoid getting too caught up in the similarities, as Neon Snap sorta turns the gameplay over on its head. The developer uses simple graphics to frame the game. With a mostly dark backgrounds, the play pieces are brightly colored, and the color of the pieces depends on their respective shapes. The animations are decent; rotations are handled in a utilitarian manner, and everything comes together with a minimalist feel. –Tre Lawrence

After Earth Review

After Earth Review

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A mixed bag, After Earth has some nice ideas but it falls into typical Endless Running repetition a little too easily.

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Skiing Fred Review

Skiing Fred Review

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Playing it safe, Skiing Fred doesn't veer away from the typical Endless Runner path, but there is some fun to be had.

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Mad Dragon Review

Mad Dragon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Standing in the path of a rampaging dragon is never fun. Being a rampaging dragon, on the other hand, is quite entertaining.

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