Gravity Runner Review
- Trial and error gameplay without too much frustration.
- Easy to pick up controls.
- Visual style is messy.
- Lacks variety by the end.
Gravity Runner is certainly a fun title to jump in to, but unless you can stomach the constant failure it's a hard game to love.
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We Are Colin's latest title 'Gravity Runner' is yet another interesting take on the horizontal runner, however instead of merely dealing with deadly pits, spikes and enemies, you'll have to manipulate gravity in order to survive.
Controlling gravity is by no means an easy thing to master, especially when you're limited to flipping once per jump. And it's certainly something you'll need to master as each of the game's levels are a gauntlet of deadly pitfalls ready to kill you and throw you back to the last checkpoint, ruining your overall time. Thankfully the controls are simple enough to master, with a single tap for jumping and a second tap in mid-air to flip gravity.
I'm not a huge fan of the faux-pixel-art style used for the visuals as it's inconsistent and looks more like a cheap filter placed over what would have been perfectly serviceable sprites. However, one benefit of the grid-like patterns is the ability to learn precise points to initiate jumps for refining runs down to better times.
After a while Gravity Runner feels more like The Impossible Game than another attempt at Canabalt, which may frustrate some, but it's a challenge worth taking as the levels are relatively short and checkpoints are placed at reasonable intervals to ensure success while learning intricate sections. Worth checking out if you're a fan of difficult platformers or a bit of a score junky.
DescriptionAlmost 400,000 downloads for Gravity Runner, that's almost 400,000 people addicted to Gravity Runner! It's time for you to become a member of the Gravity Runners!
Get ready for the hit game of the summer! Don't just take our word for it here is what the Critics think:
We've been The Unofficial Apple Weblogs - "Daily App"
"...An interesting, challenging and almost always fun game that will certainly give you a run for your money." - 9.5 / 10 - iPhone Life
"Overall, Gravity Runner is a brilliant game ... and is definitely an AppAdvice must buy!" - App Advice - 4.5 / 5
"Gravity Runner has stepped up the bar for past and future platformers and it is a game that anyone, from any age and era, can definitely enjoy." - Touch Gen - 4/5
"Gravity Runner takes retro runners to a whole new frustratingly addictive level" - Touch Aholics
At such a small price, why wouldn't you try it out!?
BE WARNED - You Will Fail a Lot, this game is Frustratingly Addictive.
Take control of Colin as he automatically runs through levels filled with pitfalls and spikes. Tap the screen to make Colin jump over obstacles in his world. But this alone won’t keep him alive.
If you tap the screen while Colin is in mid-air, gravity will be flipped! Master this gravity flipping ability to help Colin jump, glide and evade all obstacles placed in his path.
Gravity Runner not only plays fantastic, but looks and sounds great too. The game has retro graphics, and charming sound to give a new twist to the classic platform game. You'd be crazy to miss out on Gravity Runner, especially for such a small price!
Gravity Runner is nauseatingly addictive and will always leave you wanting just one more go!
We would like to thank all of our Beta Testers who made this game as awesome as it is!
Thanks to: Matthew Bradley, Edward Xue, Nikhil Katti, Novaro Thompson, Devilishly Good, Martin Schneider, Geoff Webster, John Brophy, Andrew Hore.
What's New in Version 2.0Welcome back, Gravity Runners!
We're back with a slightly larger update than you might be expecting... With the new City Nights Level Pack available for purchase! For only $0.99/£0.59 you get 20 whole new levels.
Set against the night skyline of a shiny city, Colin will be jumping over rooftops and construction sites to get to the goal - amongst the avoidance of those pesky spikes (who put those there anyway!?). Beware though, Colin runs faster in these levels making it a little more challenging than you might remember. ;)
We've fixed some things that were suggested and added a bunch of new OpenFeint Achievements and Leaderboards to accompany the new level pack.
- Moved Achievement granting to end of level (no more getting in the way!)
- Fixed bug where certain achievement was not granted (hopefully! Let us know if you find more!)
- Added City Nights Level Pack (In-App Purchase) for only $0.99/£0.59
- Added OpenFeint Achievements and Leaderboards for new levels
Remember, if you enjoy the game and/or the new levels please rate us 5 stars, it helps us know it's worth continuing with updates and levels! :)
We'll be adding 8 more levels FOR FREE to the City Nights pack, if and when we hit 1000 downloads of it, so tell your friends!