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Run Kovo Review

By Andrew Nesvadba, on August 13, 2010


Run Kovo
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PROS

  • Runner-style gameplay where you control the world instead.
  • Unique hand-painted visual style.
  • Atmospheric sound designs.

CONS

  • Random platforms can force you in to a no-win situation.
  • Relatively slow gameplay.

VERDICT

Run Kovo is an interesting extention of the gameplay from the Kovoclak puzzle title and a change of pace from the regular horizontal runners already available.


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Nightmares are never fun to experience, but if you think regular old human dreams are bad wait till you experience the nightmare of a dapper monster. Run Kovo by Caou is a horizontal runner title with an irregular twist, forcing players to control the environment and not the character in order to survive.

Kovoclak will keep on running in an attempt to avoid his crispy rendezvous with a fire daemon, so it's up to you to slide platforms up and down to create paths Kovoclak can access. This presents some interesting challenges, with obvious paths being available through the middle, but if you think ahead you can get Kovoclak to run on the top of the pillars, Super Mario style. Various powers will give Kovoclak an edge, from speeding him up to taking control for a brief time to allow you to relax.

The art-style is incredibly unique and while the blocks have a fairly repetitive look, the rest of the world has a hand-painted look that fits well with the Maurice Sendak inspired design for Kovoclak. Unfortunately the gameplay takes a bit of a hit due to the random spawns of the platforms that can be slow to move and can easily end up with a 'no win' situation as Kovoclak faces an enemy with no alternate path to travel.

Run Kovo is an interesting concept and definitely a change of pace for those used to the usual slew of runners on the App Store, but it's hard to ignore some of the faulty aspects of the gameplay that can ruin the flow, but it's still worth checking out if you're after something unique.

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