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Ava Airborne guide - Tips and tricks to soar onto the leaderboards

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 5th, 2018

Ava Airborne is an endless runner much in the same vein as something like Alto's Odyssey, but instead of riding over the ground with a board of some kind, you pilot a hang glider and try to avoid the ground at all costs. With this new mode of transportation comes some unique gameplay mechanics that make Ava unlike other runners you've played, so make sure to keep the following tips in mind to make sure you soar your way onto the leaderboards:

Focus on unlocks over score

When you're just starting out, the best way to make sure you can maximize your score in Ava Airborne is by not thinking too much about making your runs longer or scoring big. I know, I know, it sounds counterintuitive, but this is because Ava Airborne is full of unlocks and it's best to focus on getting those first to make sure you can have super long, high scoring runs in the future.

You might think that scoring well in the game will lead you to unlocks faster, but that is exactly where you'd be wrong. Ava Airborne is a little nontraditional in its upgrade system in that it only unlocks a maximum of one set of upgrades per flight. So, even if you soar over 10k meters in one run, all of the points you earn will only go as high as your next level before stopping and squandering the rest. So do yourself a favor and focus on the level grind before trying to go big.

Alto's Odyssey Guide - How to Tackle the Tough Tasks

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 22nd, 2018

Alto’s Odyssey is a completely stunning and serene runner, but it can also be a bit tricky. Check out these to try and keep your cool while playing this endless runner:

Don’t focus too much on tasks

The main progression system in Alto’s Odyssey is tasks, which might ask you to travel certain distances or perform certain tricks in a run. While it may be tempting to try and get these tasks done ASAP, sometimes focusing on completing them makes them harder to complete. It’s often easier to accomplish more tasks more often if you just focus on having a really good run instead. On a good run, there are multiple opportunities to complete any given task, which increases your likelihood of getting them done.

Alto's Odyssey review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 21st, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EXCELLENCE IN ELEGANCE
Alto’s Odyssey is a stunning infinite runner.
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Thumper: Pocket Edition review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 26th, 2018
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: A LOUD THUD
Thumper is not for everyone. Even if you do like it, this version is not ideal.
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Amazing Katamari Damacy review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 11th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: ALMOST AMAZING
This runner does a good job of channeling the crazy charm of Katamari Damacy, but it’s also overloaded with ads and other annoyances.
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Into the Dead 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 23rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: MONETIZED CORPSE
This runner is difficult only because of its free-to-play design.
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Dragon Hills 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 16th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TAP AND DRAGON
This arcade game feels great, but there are times when it's a little uncomfortable.
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INFINIROOM review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TICKET TO RUN
This infinite runner puts enough of a spin on the genre to feel worth your time.
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Full of Stars review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FULL OF PROBLEMS
This game's good ideas are overshadowed by its issues.
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Super Mario Run review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 16th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOBILE MARIO
Mario is finally playable on your phone. It may be a little different than you're used to, but it's still pretty great.
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Evil Dead: Endless Nightmare review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 25th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BRUCE SCRAMBLE
This auto-runner is pretty gruesome, but otherwise is a confusing licensed game.
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Crooked Path review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 5th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RUN. DIE. REPEAT.
If you're up for one heck of a punishing puzzle game, this minimalist runner delivers in spades.
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Rodeo Stampede - Sky Zoo Safari review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 27th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RODEO EM ALL
This endless runner incorporates active collection mechanics to help it stand out in such a crowded genre.
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Breakneck Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 8th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SPEEDY RUNNER
This racing game has a great sense of speed and unique mechanics, but its free-to-play structure keeps it from racing to the head of the pack.
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Yurei Ninja Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 28th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FLAWED RUNNING
Yurei Ninja would be a fun endless runner, but its controls are too awkward.
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