Mega Run - Redford's Adventure Review
- Challenging labyrinthine stages; almost a puzzle element to collecting gems on later stages.
- Strikes a good balance between pay-to-play and natural progression; rewards the former without punishing the latter.
- Hard not to smile while playing; vibrant visuals with neat and amusing touches.
- Repetitive challenge for those not interested in three-star or gem-finding goals.
- In a nice twist, IAP prices for early-unlock credits are very pricey.
Mega Run - Redford's Adventure doesn't water down its gameplay and in fact, shows auto-runners on the store just how they should do it, bringing plenty of fun power-ups and clever level layouts to the table, making it a must try title.
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Eventually there comes a time when a gamer automatically hesitates approaching a free-to-play game on the App Store, if only because they've been burned so many times in the past; be it for poor gameplay; outrageous IAP; or obtrusive advertising. But amongst the ever-increasing pile is the kind of rare game that flips the table and says, "If we make a good game, then they'll pay us."
'Mega Run - Redford's Adventure' by Get Set Games is a classic platformer in a way that few similar titles have managed to capture in the past. Despite being an auto-runner the game presents complex levels with multiple paths; a huge variety of scaling power-ups; and a sense of scaling challenge that begs you to master its secrets.
Each level has three simple goals: complete the level, earn three stars, and collect the hidden gems. However, to go beyond the first goal requires you to master collecting stars and stomping on enemy monsters, hopefully with the aid of power-ups that range from increasing your size and turning you in to a juggernaut, to launching fireworks or freezing blasts that home in on enemies.
Where Mega Run shows its teeth is in attempting to collect the hidden gems. See, each stage has a fixed, albeit labyrinthine layout reminiscent of classic platformers. In order to collect all the gems you'll need to learn not only where the gems are, but how to get them, often recruiting the aid of unlocked power-ups to do so.
Whether you fail or succeed, Redford will earn experience, which eventually unlocks items for purchase using coins you collect on each stage. Their prices are scaled in just the right way to be too high for those blitzing their way through stages, while those who attempt three-star or hidden-gem runs will have no problem. Alternatively everything can be unlocked early via credits from the IAP store.
For a game that asks nothing of the player to try it out, Mega Run bursts with life and doesn't pull its punches, scaling its challenges smoothly while keeping the experience fun and lively. If there's a catch it's that your enjoyment will be dependent on whether you invest yourself in the game's challenges, but at this price there's no reason not to try out Mega Run for yourself.
DescriptionApp Store Best of 2012! Over 10 million players and #1 in 24 countries! From the creators of the #1 hit Mega Jump!
“This sequel is not to be missed” - IGN
"One of the best games on the platform." - Apple'N'Apps
"The most additictive platformer yet... Close to a perfect sequel." – AppAdvice
“It’s a joy to play and easy to get wrapped up in, just by virtue of how savagely it slays every point of design possible in a modern runner.” - Touch Arcade
"Offers all the thrills and spills a side-scrolling platform game should" - Macworld
"This game will keep you happy the entire time you're playing. Not just smiling, but genuinely happy." - Gamezebo
“Mobile gaming done right” - Inside Mobile Apps
“Mega Run bursts with life and doesn’t pull its punches” - App Spy
Redford’s brother and sister have been kidnapped by a mysterious monster and taken far away! Join Redford on an amazing adventure across multiple worlds and dozens of challenging stages. Find Redford’s lost family and discover new worlds to explore by following the trail of stolen coins and Forest Gems!
Mega Run - Redford’s Adventure is an epic platform game complete with an incredible cast of characters, fantastical landscapes to explore, and stacks of explosive powerups!
★ Eye-Popping Cartoon Graphics
iPhone Games have never looked more amazing!
★ Epic Platform Action
Simple tap control designed to work perfectly with your touch screen!
★ 5 Unique Worlds With 80 Stages
Explore beautiful and magical landscapes, with more coming soon!
★ 100s of Secrets and Collectables
Are you awesome enough to find all of the missing Forest Gems?
★ 28 Explosive Power Ups
Including the Fireball, Mega Magnet, Embiggenate, Jetpack, and many more!
★ Loads of Playable Characters
The cast of Mega Jump is back - play as your favorite!
★ Hoardes of Menacing Monsters
All sorts of hilarious, devious, and dangerous bad guys to take on!
★ Game Center Achievements & Leaderboards
Compete with friends and show the world that you're the best!
★ Regular Free Updates
Get ready for free updates with new worlds, stages, characters and more!
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What's New in Version 1.5This mega update brings:
16 Brand-New Bonus Stages - that's 8 new stages each for Scary Woods and Mystic Mountains!
Lots and Lots of Bug Fixes - fewer crashes, better performance!
Thanks for being one of the over 15 million people to download Mega Run! Mega Run has the best players in the world and we want to thank you for making Mega Run such a massive hit!
Until next time: keep on running!
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