Canabalt iPad

Posted July 20, 2010 12:05pm


4 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $2.99
  • SOUND: 4
  • CONTROL: 5
  • FUN: 4
  • VALUE: 3
SUMMARY: Run and run, escape as far as you can

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Canabalt is a project that began as a simple game created to be a test and eventually became something more. The app has become a hit in the app store due to its addictive gameplay and has now been brought to the iPad. The game is essentially a time trial game where you try to get as far as possible before your inevitable doom comes.

If any of you have ever played Runner, this game is almost exactly the same idea. The game has a pretty simple design with only a few colors and shapes to make up its levels. But the real beauty is in the way the game makes you feel. Any of you who follow parkour will understand the rush that comes when moving quickly from point A to point B. This same rush is almost captured through the up beat music, birds, glass, and rolls. Though the game does not include any modes and is essentially the same experience every time, I could not help but to try over and over to beat my last score and secure a spot in running history.

The game is available for a cheap price in the app store and is definitely worth a look for anyone looking for a cheap, simple, and addictive experience. Even if you aren\'t keen on the gameplay, the art in itself is something to admire.