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Relic Rush review (iOS / Universal)

February 18, 2013

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10 word description: One touch auto-runner platform adventure. 100 levels, 5 worlds.

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10 word review: Very retro graphics and sounds, with a fairly tough challenge.

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You will like this if you enjoy: Auto-runner platform games. Retro pixel-art.

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The good news: Simple touch-to-stop control system – very reliable. Deceptively basic level designs that are a positive point in this game. It’s not easy – each set of 8 levels must be completed fairly flawlessly to get the top rating. yes, I see that as a positive thing.

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The bad news: Yet more retro styling and extreme pixel art. Still, it’s a million times preferable to consumable IAPs. No Game Center.

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Arcadelife verdict: Pretty good. It had me very addicted for a lot longer than I needed to formulate an opinion for this review. I really like the way that you have to complete a sequence of 8 levels for each of the 4 trophies in every world. It adds a load of tension as you clear the first 7 and then have to try the 8th knowing that it all depends on a perfect, fast run. Well done, you held my attention for a lot longer than most of the games I see.

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Arcadelife rating

Presentation – 7/10
Visuals – 7/10
Controls – 9.5/10
Content – 8/10
Fun – 8/10
Final rating – 7/10

GOOD

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0 & 1.01
iTunes link
Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (iOS 6.0.1)
4th gen iPad (iOS 6.0.1)
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