Rock Runners Review – One touch fun

On April 17, 2013

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Rock Runners Review – One touch fun

Our rating:

By: Chillingo Ltd

Version #: 1.0.4

Date Released: 2013-02-14

Developer: Chillingo Ltd

Price: 0.99

User Rating:

I’m a huge fan of single touch side scrolling games, so Rock Runners was something I saw myself enjoying. With all the complicated and content heavy games out there, it’s great to have something so simple to pull out just to while a couple of extra minutes away without having to spend so much time on lengthy cut scenes and whatnot.

The gameplay process forRock Runners is pretty basic to boot. The game does the moving for you, and all the player has to do is tap the screen at various intervals to perform a multitude of jumps and stunts. by varying how long one holds on to the tap. But while it does sound very simple, the crux and challenge of the game lies in effectively timing each tap and such accuracy does not come easy. As the game progresses with increased obstacles and speed picks up, players will find it increasingly difficult to time their taps accordingly.

Rock Runner does entice me in the aesthetics department, with the simple 3D space-age theme providing much eye candy. While not quite the lifelike and realistic renditions seen on larger consoles, Rock Runners does well for a mobile game and even more so for a casual game that does not pride itself in terms of graphics.

For just $0.99, I definitely recommend the download of this game.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Moderate

Who Is It For:Casual gamers

What I Like:The simplicity of controls

What I Don't Like:Since the game takes a causal approach, the lack of content depth causes it to bore as levels become repetitive.

Final Statement:Perfect for the long bus rides

Read the Developer's Notes:
"Rock Runners is a fantastic game" — Pocket Gamer, 8/10 "Silver Award"

Can't stop the rock.

Take control of an energetic, running, jumping, swinging runner in this hugely entertaining action platform game. Leap across puddles of radioactive goo, swing over gaps using your light-beam grapple, and zip through portals on your way to completing each stage.

Sprint through over 140 levels, each one with it's own set of challenges to accomplish. Collect gems to unlock upgrades and new playable characters!

In Rock Runners, nothing matches the feeling of getting a perfect run. You'll need to use all your judgement, timing and quick thinking to get three stars on every stage though!

Rock Runners looks absolutely stunning. Watch giant machinery churn away at the rock while the character and the obstacle course ahead come to life in dazzling color and light.

Game Features:
• Fast paced, arcade platforming at its best.
• Jump, swing, and run through over 140 levels spread through four unique worlds.
• Every level has its own set of challenges to get all the stars.
• Futuristic space-miner theme.
• Intuitive one-touch controls.
• Universal: Works on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

This game features non-compulsory In-App Purchases. If you do not wish to use this feature please disable In-App Purchases in your device settings.

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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