Run Run Die! review (iOS / Universal)

April 23, 2012

“Jump and run, jump jump and run”

10 word description: Tap jumping, terrain tinkering auto-runner. 35 levels and Dinosaurs.

Jumping into the water is the easy bit

10 word review: Quite hard, but fun. One for million-death platformer fans.

Some stars are easy to reach; most are not

You will like this if you enjoy: Hard auto-runner platform games where you die a lot before finally managing a perfect run on any stage. Similar (perhaps not very similar) games would be Spike Dislike, The Impossible Game. Games that aren’t particularly similar at all, but appeal to the same general area of your brain (the masochistic, twitching bit that likes failing  and dying a million times in platform games) would be Bean’s Quest and League of Evil.

The good news: Smooth, fast, decent looking with simple yet pleasantly maddening level design. The music is appropriate and doesn’t feel like it’s going “ding ding ding” as you die and restart approximately once every 3 seconds.

Do you think the red TNT crates might be dangerous?

The bad news: I had to rewrite part of this review because I’m stupid. The level 17 bug, among others, has indeed been fixed; I thought I’d updated the game and I hadn’t.

Arcadelife verdict: Good game; plenty of infuriating yet ultimately immensely satisfying million-death style challenge. The cartoon dinosaurs are very funny, although I always find cartoon dinosaurs (that look like a child’s drawings) to be highly amusing. The game is obviously not going to appeal to everyone, but then what does? Fans of platform gaming masochism will love this.

That wasn't easy, I assure you

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 7.5/10
Audio – 7/10
Controls – 8.5/10
Content – 8/10
Fun – 8.5/10
Final rating – 78/100

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.1
iTunes link

Voltic Games website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 5.0.1)
iPad (OS 5.0.1)

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