Rogue Runner Review
- Publisher: Glowdot Productions, Inc.
- Genre: Action
- Released: 25 Sep, 2010
- Size: 15.6 MB
- Price: FREE!
- Fast-paced action based runner gameplay.
- Two vehicles to choose from.
- 'Second chance' saves to make some deaths less frustrating.
- Gameplay not balanced; player control feels lacking and progress is partially based in luck.
Until more balance and gameplay tweaks smooth out the experience of playing Rogue Runner it's hard game to recommend as players get no real satisfaction from the progress they eke out.
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Rogue Runner by Glowdot Production joins the fray with other runner titles like Monster Dash, giving players the ability to fire back at enemies while on the run, however instead of creatures of the night you'll be facing G-men and Aliens as you attempt to escape their high-tech facilities.
Like any good runner the controls are kept simple and to a minimum, tapping the left side of the screen to jump, the right to shoot rapidly and tapping on flying enemies to send out homing missiles that should keep them busy. Holding down your jump will cause your chosen vehicle to fly higher, however no double-jumps are available. And while shooting can take down enemies on the ground and air, a single bullet from almost any enemy will cause you to lose some life. Unfortunately the game puts players in odd situations that feel out of their control, either producing cliffs that can't be scaled unless you jump before you see them or landing/jumping in to bullets that can't be avoided once in the air. This lack of control makes the damage taken feel cheap and any sense of progress reduced to one of sheer luck.
Visually the game has a Metal Slug style pixel-art charm, with chubby angular vehicles and simple animated enemies, but if there's more than a desert environment to explore then I never managed to reach it.
While some balance issues like granting temporary second-chances helps to alleviate the frustration, Rogue Runner requires more tweaking to be more than another average runner title and with constant updates being promised hopefully these issues are addressed quickly.
DescriptionGet the most exciting, frantic, varied and unique endless running, high scoring game available for iOS devices!
"Rogue Runner Exemplifies Why App Store Gaming is Awesome" - TouchArcade
★ AppAdvice: "Best Game of Last 48 Hours"!
★ App Store: "New and Noteworthy"
★ App Store: "What We're Playing"
★ App Store: Featured Game Center game!
"The overload of enemies, and the pace of the game make it superior to Canabalt and Monster Dash." - AppAdvice.com
"a must-play platformer for any gamer." - AppChronicles.com
"Rogue Runner is a fun and challenging game, whenever the mood strikes." - AppModo
"The developer seems intent on making consistent updates, so keep an eye on Rogue Runner." - 148Apps.com
"Just like other survival running games Rogue Runner can become quite addictive. " - TouchGen
"There's no mistaking this is a very fun and difficult survival running game." - Appolicious
"An action-packed endless runner... tons of enemies and a fast pace keep every player moving forward" - GameZebo
Rogue Runner is an action packed "endless run" game for iOS -- now with THREE distinct game modes!
About the game:
You are a highly trained, top secret "super soldier" -- the product of the best military training available, and a little alien technology thrown in for good measure.
But now you want out! Break out of the secret desert base in a stolen jeep with rocket booster technology, or a jumping tank, and floor it.
Get as far as you can before the hordes of men in black, aliens, UFOs, black helicopters, and tailgun-mounted jeeps take you down.
But don't worry, even if they destroy your vehicle, you'll still have a chance to keep going. Leap out of the wreckage and press on!
But the desert scene isn't all. You can also race a hearse out of a haunted house and through a haunted cemetery, tear away from gang members and cops on a motorcycle, or travel back to the 20s and break out of a mob warehouse, and MUCH more!
We're adding new locations and vehicles constantly! With fantastic retro-style pixel art graphics, huge sound effects, multiple vehicle types, rockets, air and ground enemies, a vulnerable "last chance" mode...
...we've packed as much into a single game as we can, and we have huge plans to add more in the future!
★ We will be updating Rogue Runner constantly with new vehicles, powerups, locations and game modes! Get the game now and get all the upcoming content FREE!
★ Stay tuned for a special surprise update coming next! Plus new vehicles, powerups, enemies, and more!
Rogue Runner is OpenFeint enabled.
Please visit http://glowdot.com or follow @stromdotcom on Twitter for more info on this game!
What's New in Version 1.7Another huge content update!
* New Shanhaiguan location, with playable character Li!
* New Medievia location with new characters: the hero and the wizard!
* New alien character for Area 51 location!
* New achievements for unlocking new locations
* New IAP: unlock everything in a hurry with one purchase!
* Sound FX toggle (also toggles vibration on devices that support vibration)