Monsters, Inc. Run Review
- Mega Run with a Monsters, Inc. makeover; a boon for those who loved the original game and movie.
- Alternative monster duos to unlock.
- No real innovation in gameplay; all the pros and cons of the original are retained, though the unlock system is smoothed out.
We've quite literally seen all of this before, which is a shame as adding the 'Monsters, Inc.' franchise in to the Mega Run mix could have been a recipe for some fresh ideas.
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It was bound to happen - the freight train of Disney Interactive's mash-up of successful iOS franchises with their own properties has run in to a bit of a snag. Where previous titles managed to blend its inspirations up and come out with something new, 'Monsters, Inc. Run' opts to simply balance the freemium auto-runner to create something more akin to what the first title should have been.
As such the best moments of this title match those of Mega Run by Get Set Games without much innovation. Indeed everything to be found within 'Monsters, Inc. Run' merely re-skins the game you may already know and love (albeit in the developer's pitch-perfect cartoonish style). So where does the entry fee come in?
Interestingly your money goes towards redressing the coin-earning capacity of Mike and Sulley (the monstrous duo of the hit Disney film), ensuring that the player has more than enough in their coffers to pay for upgrades as they unlock. New characters will cost a bit more, but it's nothing you won't earn by smashing through the game's copious amount of stages.
For those who missed it the first time around your goal is to simply finish the small stage set before you, however the catch comes in several forms: firstly, you can't stop the momentum of Mike or Sulley outside of smashing in to walls (and even then Sulley will simply smash through them); there are plenty of monsters trying to stop you from reaching Boo; and the levels themselves are packed full of tiny platforms and gaping chasms for you to plummet down.
By collecting power-ups and making use of the cleverly implemented double-jump system (players can only jump twice once they've hit a monster or power-up), you'll eventually make it to the end, with replays helping to boost the coins you've earned and possibly collect Boo's lost toys.
'Monsters, Inc. Run' doesn't innovate so much as it keeps the status quo and if you were put off my Mega Run in its original incarnation you may find it worthwhile diving in to this release instead. For fans of the original, you should already know if you enjoyed your time with the game and whether it's worth going through the effort all over again.
DescriptionJOIN MIKE, SULLEY, AND OTHER MONSTERS, INC. DUOS ON THEIR EPIC ADVENTURE TO SAVE BOO!
Run, jump, and power your way through this monstrously fun action game! Journey through the city of Monstropolis with famous scare teams from Monsters, Inc., and find a way to rescue Boo. Brought to you by Disney and the makers of Mega Run!
★ Play as 5 Monsters, Inc. tag teams!
Choose from Mike and Sulley and your other favorite characters from the film. Use power-ups to call in your partner for help!
★ Dash through 5 worlds and 80 exciting levels!
From the Monstropolis Rooftops to the Ice Cave, experience the monsters world like never before!
★ Master levels with over 20 explosive power-ups!
Fly with jet-packs and attack with ray guns and more to get one step closer to Boo!
★ Take on familiar monsters from the movie!
Dodge and blast through menacing monsters that stand in your way!
★ Go on an endless running adventure in Endless Mode!
Collect coins and blow your way through monsters and blocks for high scores!
★ BONUS! Download Monsters, Inc. Run, and start off with FREE Bucks!
Get 50 FREE Bucks to spend on new scare teams and life savers!
Enter the world of Monsters, Inc., and start running today!
What's New in Version 1.2.0Run and jump into spring with all-new levels!
✿ Continue the chase into Cherry Mountains, a new world with 16 fun-filled levels!
✿ Now play the game in Russian, Korean, and Chinese!