Watch out! Colin is on the loose and he can defy gravity! Gravity Runner is an amazingly addictive retro inspired game that’s a classic in the making and an excellent addition to anyone’s arsenal of apps.
Created by We Are Colin Ltd., Gravity Runner is a race against the clock where Colin, an adventure loving daredevil charges through levels laced with deadly obstacles. He leaps over gorges, rows of spikes, and other death inducing doozies that surround him from both above and below. Colin possesses the power to reverse gravity which allows him to overcome challenges that non one else can. To succeed in Gravity Runner you must master the ability to reverse gravity at will, and time the transition perfectly so you can overcome all obstacles in your path.
Gravity Runner is almost like playing two games at the same time. Think of Super Mario Bros but with the ceiling being in play too. In the game you basically sprint non-stop across the screen, needing to leap high and far to clear rows of deadly spikes and bottomless gorges. Some obstacles simply can’t be cleared without reversing gravity so with a double tap of the screen you’ll send yourself soaring toward the ceiling. All obstacles from above function the same as the one’s below, just in reverse. To get to the end you’ve got to perfect the double tap motion, timing it just right so you can safely land on solid ground, whether it’s above or below. The slightest misstep and you’re toast.
Reversing gravity is a must to clear every level, so don’t think you can skirt by without it. I found the reverse gravity twist of the game very entertaining and curiously challenging. Because you’re moving at a fast pace and many obsticles don’t show their ugly face until after you’ve already committed to a move, the ability to double tap and reverse gravity only compounds the decision making process required for the game. It’s often that you’ll find your fingers fighting your brain while playing. It totally rocks and in my mind makes it stand out from many of the other traditional retro runner games.
I know what you’re thinking. The graphics of Gravity Runner look so weak. I’m playing 3D augmented reality stuff, why would I want to step back in time to 1986? Let me tell ya. I said the same stuff to myself, but after a couple minutes with the game I realized 20 minutes had passed. Gravity Runner is seriously fun and without a doubt worth every penny. If you’re looking for a fast-paced game that’s ideal for killing some time, don’t hesitate to download this app.
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Requirements: iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad; iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later
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