Runaway: A Road Adventure Review – Solve the mystery of the crucifix

On July 16, 2013

App Type: Uncategorized

Runaway: A Road Adventure Review – Solve the mystery of the crucifix

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By: Bulkypix

Version #: 1.1

Date Released: 2013-06-11

Developer: Runaway: A Road Adventure Support

Price: $4.99

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Now-a-days, my favorite genre, or maybe yours too, has become the Point and Click games. Combine the all-time hot puzzles with unique graphics & strong backbone of a mysterious story, and you’re looking at an instant hit. Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery, Fetch, Mystery Lighthouse etc are some that deserves special mention.

Runaway series has typically been such games with cartoony graphicsand  following the story of  ‘the most famous couples in the history of adventure games’, Brian and Gina. Runaway: A Road Adventure is no different, other than the fact that a Crucifix is the culprit here.

Brian is a nerdy boy about to live his dream in the University of California. Meantime somewhere else, a Crucifix has been stolen from the Mafia. Gina gets it from her detective father and while fleeing, meets with an accident with Brian’s car. This unfortunate point marks the crossing of two unrelated lives and triggers the nail biting sequences in Runaway: A Road Adventure.

I hope you’re familiar with the Point and Click gaming. In each level, you’ll find yourself deserted without any help. Scan your surroundings, collect useful items, combine them, use them and get things done. Use your scientific knowledge, puzzle solving skills and most importantly, your common sense, to rescue Gina and solve the mystery surrounding the Crucifix.

I have been playing Runaway: A Road Adventure for quite sometime and I can say that it is really addictive, thanks to the mystery it builds up. But there are some drawbacks I noticed. A speedup button is needed, especially while walking long distances. Also, the sequence of doing actions need to be exact for things to work, which is really annoying. (You’ll realize these, once you start playing)

The above faults aren’t any deal breakers and I’m sure the developers will be working on them. On the whole, the gameplay in Runaway: A Road Adventure is very satisfying and worth the money you spend. Surely deserves a thumbs up.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Of course, I will

Learning Curve:Medium

Who Is It For:Mystery and puzzle lovers

What I Like:The storyline

What I Don't Like:Controls could have been a little more polished

Final Statement:'Point and Click' at its best

Read the Developer's Notes:
Compatible with iPad 2 and up, iPhone 4 and up and iPod touch 5th generation – WILL NOT RUN ON EARLIER DEVICES

21st century New York...

Brilliant science student Brian is getting ready to join the prestigious UC Berkeley, but his life is turned upside-down when he gets caught up in some business involving a stolen crucifix and the mafia.

Runaway is now available for iOS platforms, so discover or rediscover the beginnings of this cult series and plunge into an adventure with plenty of humor and twists at every turn.


• A stunning, exceptional storyline
• Overriding fun and eye-catching graphics
• Close to 100 scenes to visit
• Discover over 30 charismatic characters
• Many exciting puzzles
• A redesigned interface for iPhones and iPads
• Languages included: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian
• An innovative, user-friendly help system
• Many charismatic characters


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From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.

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