- Challenging fast-paced platforming.
- Intuitive controls.
- Open progress system; jump in at a level you prefer.
- No jump height control.
- Constant restarts hampered by unskippable countdown.
BloodRunner is no cakewalk of a platformer and you'll need your wits about you and a bit of gutsy luck to dive through the game's hairier challenges, but the controls still need a bit of tweaking to make this a truly absorbing title.
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It's not easy being a vampire, what with all the annoying weaknesses and the need to feed on blood, but imagine if you only had 10 seconds to live? BloodRunner by FunOnYourCell is an N+ inspired platformer where you only have 10 seconds on the clock and you'll need to collect blood while avoiding numerous traps and hazards before making it back to the safety of your coffin.
One of the biggest challenges of making this style of fast paced and timing-critical platforming work on an iDevice is attempting to develop a control system to match the task. Instead of a d-pad, players need only to tilt their device to move left and right and tap to jump or double-jump. Wall-jumps and slides are also available and only require you to tilt against the wall to 'stick' against it. This allows you to be incredibly agile and the relatively 'floaty' jumping helps with making mid-air maneuvers as you dodge some rather complex level hazards.
However, it's odd that the jumping itself is locked to a fixed height and with almost every level placing blood pick-ups mid-air you'll find yourself needing to restart over and over to discover the perfect launching point to collect them. And frustratingly, while restarting can be instant, players are subjected to a countdown that can't be skipped.
The game's visuals are clear and cartoonish, though edged with enough fun to keep things upbeat and players have a lot of options as to how they wish to progress. Levels are locked off in to groups of 10, but players can commence at any of these cutoffs from one of three opening stages. Blood Runner can be a frustrating game to enjoy, but fans of platformers like N+ will find themselves plowing through the content and setting high-scores with the best of them.
DescriptionBloodRunner is an incredibly-fun, vampire-themed, free-scrolling platformer that offers countless hours of heart-racing, adrenalin-pumping action across 60 beautifully designed levels.
Once you sink your teeth into the world of BloodRunner, you'll never want the fun to end. Its intuitive controls, action-packed levels and stunning graphics make it one of this year's must-have, must-finish iPhone titles.
*** REVIEWS ***
"The graphics look amazing, and for iPhone 4 owners, you'll be happy to know that these graphics are Retina display ready." - App Advice Review - Christine Chan
"To add to the bite-sized, addictive nature of BloodRunner, the app supports OpenFeint. There are about 30 achievements to be had, plus leaderboards to track your score against others all over the world." - Appolicious - Phil Hornshaw
As BloodRunner, you play as a charming, fun-loving little vampire without a care in the world... except, of course, you only have 10 seconds to live. Which means, every day you have to run for your life!
To quench your eternal thirst for the yummy drops of blood scattered throughout the dungeons and castle corridors, your quest is to run, jump and fly your way past hidden threats as fast as your tiny batwings can carry you. With certain death lurking around every corner, you'll have to avoid shooting stakes, holy water, spike traps, pop-up spikes and the fatal touch of the sun's searing rays in order to collect more and more life-giving droplets while you search for the safety of your coffin.
BloodRunner's dynamic level selection allows you to start playing at level 1, 11, 21, 31, or even 41 straight away - so you can see what lies ahead. Within every ten levels, the first three will always be unlocked so you can skip past one level and return to finish it later.
With BloodRunner you'll enjoy countless hours of fast-paced action as you race to beat your high score on the Open Feint enabled leaderboards. Challenge your friends to beat your score, or pursue the glory of being the fastest BloodRunner in the world. Go on and claim that title!
BloodRunner's haunting, yet beautiful, visuals are optimized to show off the splendor of the latest HD Retina Display to its full potential. That's great news for all new iPod touch and iPhone 4 players.
Seeing as vampires live forever, we have big plans to keep the fun alive with batloads of obstacles, enemies, abilities, more challenging levels.
Get hooked on BloodRunner now - It's the most fun you'll have on your phone in this lifetime.
- Fun-loving, vampire character
- Stunning visuals (with HD support)
- 60 Heart-racing levels of increasing difficulty
- Accurate and responsive tilt and tap controls
- Dynamic level selection (3 out of every set of 10 levels are always unlocked)
- 30 OpenFeint Achievements to unlock
- OpenFeint enabled High Score Ranking (local and global)
Watch the BloodRunner gameplay trailer now at http://www.bloodrunnergame.com. You'll also find secret hints & tips, PDF downloads of all the level maps, FAQ's and general support, so be sure to visit the world of BloodRunner soon.
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What's New in Version 1.1* 10 More exciting action packed levels!
* Added a difficulty speed setting to allow you to choose the game speed that suits you!
* Added new Tutorial screens to explain game controls
* Speeded up the startup count timer.