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FANTASYxRUNNERS Review

By Dave Flodine, on February 27, 2012


FANTASYxRUNNERS
  • Publisher: moonrabbit
  • Genre: Action
  • Released: 11 Feb, 2012
  • Size: 39.8 MB
  • Price: $0.99
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PROS

  • Epic music accompanying your endless running pursuits.
  • Other heroes join the fray as the levels continue.
  • Many backdrops to run against.

CONS

  • To avoid dying, the attack button needs to almost constantly be pressed.
  • Some of the unlocked characters are not worth unlocking.

VERDICT

It's an endless runner with unlockable heroes that play slightly different and have upgraded versions. Nothing to set the world alight, but it does feature some pretty awesome music.


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The endless runner genre could be looked at as a pessimistic metaphor for life. We're always charging towards goals, but they always seem just out of reach. I guess that means you just need to have as much fun as you can along the way right? FANTASYxRUNNERS has you questing through endless lands of monsters and deadly crevices, aiming to earn rupees, complete quests and unlock heroic companions along the way.

Two big buttons get you through this exercise. One's for jumping, one's for attacking. There is a double jump and the attack button will cleave down monsters and obstacles (of course you can also land on their heads Mario style). The line between success and failure can be very thin though, so for an easier time of things, just keep spamming the attack button as you run and jump. Of course this breaks the game as you'll be flying through the levels, quickly finishing the current objective and collecting bonus gems to unlock the extra characters.

Once you unlock your first character (which should be the archer), collecting a large rupee in game will add the new member to your party. As more characters are unlocked, more join you in your running adventures not only making attacking even easier but if you should happen to die, you can think of them as extra lives, as one will take the fall and allow you to keep traveling.

One last mention has to be given to the game's soundtrack which lends an dramatic fantasy overtone to the gameplay and helps to make your endless running more enjoyable. Think Lord of the Rings-esque. Now aside from the acquisition of new characters (some of which, like the thief can be argued to be more a determent than an asset), this is a pretty standard endless runner that should amuse fans of the genre for a while, but there's really not that much to stick around for once the initial game breaking fun wears off.

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