Cave Run Review
- Basic side-scrolling runner gameplay.
- Clean bright graphics.
- iPad native.
- Doesn't explore new territory for the genre.
- Basic achievements.
Cave Run isn't a bad runner title, but it's not a good one either; still worth trying as your first runner, but it won't keep genre fans from their favorites for long.
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It's deja vu time again and Cave Run by Ravenous Games brings another horizontal platform runner to the ever increasing party of titles. In order to score big you'll need to help your treasure-hunter to collect coins as he attempts to escape the crumbling depths of the cave he's stuck in.
And much like others there's no real surprises with the controls, with a simple tap allowing you to jump higher depending on how long you hold down. This does become somewhat critical to keep an eye on as various trips and traps will slow or otherwise foul-up your character, making the next jump too hard without enough speed or throwing you straight in to a pit. Coins litter the landscape as well and can be collected to increase your final score, though they do become harder to keep track of at higher levels.
Visually, Cave Run is simple and clean with a cartoonish style that looks great at higher resolutions, which makes sense as the game is also compatible with the iPad. OpenFeint is supported for leader boards, but the achievements are mostly progression based and provide no real challenge; this is good for those after the free points, but otherwise defeats the purpose of winning them.
As a package, Cave Run is a solid horizontal runner and one that can keep fans of the genre happy, but the lack of innovative features counts heavily against the game considering there's not much to the gameplay to begin with. A fun title for hardcore genre fans or those new to horizontal runners.
DescriptionCave Run is a endless running game. In order to score big you'll need to help your treasure-hunter collect coins as he attempts to escape the crumbling cave in this unique theme. Featuring extremely simple gameplay with random levels and obstacles that you must overcome by jumping. How far can you run before falling off a cliff? Don't forget to collect as many coins as you can along the way since they will help the final score! One run is all you will need to see how addictive this game is!
You can see gameplay footage, screenshots and read more at www.caverungame.com.
★ Endless gameplay
★ Multiple obstacles
★ Easy pick up and play gameplay
★ Worldwide leaderboards with Openfeint, the largest social gaming network on the iPhone
★ OpenFeint Achievements
★ Stunning graphics and silky smooth animation
★ Excellent music and sounds
★ Facebook and Twitter Integration
★ Much more...
Download it today and see what the buzz is about!
Cave Run was ranked in the Top 10 iPad Games in Canada, United States, Australia, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Austria, Italy, France, Greece, Netherlands, Armenia, Luxembourg and Macau!
"Cave Run has a great cartoon art style and theme that is so good you expect the rolling bolder to appear at any time." - AppAdvice.com
"Cave Run is the next in line in the Canabalt imitation genre, and it does a bunch of things right." - 148 Apps
"Cave Run is a solid horizontal runner and one that can keep fans of the genre happy." - AppSpy.com
"Cave Run has generated quite a bit of buzz in our forums..." - Touch Arcade
"This is a solid game with an interesting theme and gameplay style!" - appSafari
"Cave Run is a universal app, so the purchase will get you a nice-looking iPad version as well."
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"The graphics and soundtrack in this game are both fantastic." - The APPera
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What's New in Version 1.4- Updated for new iPad retina display.
- Bug fixes