Wall Runner iPhone App Video Review
During my iPhone app review of Wall Runner I worked harder than I ever have before to get good at an iPhone game. So if you live for fast-paced runners and have a thing for crisp neon graphics, you want to pay attention.
Have you ever entertained fantasies about running through insanely colored neon tunnels a’la Tron, dodging obstacles, collecting bonuses and unlocking killer costumes? No? Well somebody did. That’s what the Wall Runner iPhone app is all about.
Thank goodness there’s a tutorial in this game (even if it does have an annoying typo). You play a runner who completes missions on neon-colored tracks. Missions vary by track. Sometimes you’re trying to avoid certain colors, sometimes you’re trying to hit certain colors, sometimes you’re goal is to keep the speed up.
Variety keeps the Wall Runner iPhone app exciting. I almost had veins popping out of my head after a few minutes of playing this tunnel style runner. Thanks to crafty curves, it’s pretty hard to see what’s coming. That makes this game a true challenge and a workout for your reflexes.
There are five different levels of difficulty in this app ranging from beginner to hell. Each level has a track. Your job is to complete check point missions on each track. You must complete them in order, there’s no jumping around. I wish there was an option to skip a mission, because the second one kicked my butt. But the more I played the easier it got, even though it took some time.
There are also upgrades in the app’s store where you can unlock skills, costumes and trails with points you earn completing missions.
Layout & Design:
I mentioned this briefly, but it’s worth reiterating that the Wall Runner iPhone app is a cacophony of neon bliss. I’ve seen other apps with similar motifs, and am pleased to say the folks at Wall Runner have done Tron fans everywhere proud with their color scheme.
All joking aside, the design work in this app is crisp. However I do have a few complaints about Wall Runner’s user interface.
During the game, on screen controls are sometimes unresponsive. I had the hardest time getting the app to realize I was pressing the right button during the tutorial. That’s the first impression users get of the Wall Runner iPhone app, and it wasn’t a good one.
In addition to needing a major overhaul of the on-screen controls, any words in the app are hard to read. Smarter use of screen space could make navigating a whole lot easier.
Wall Runner, with its insane concentration requirements and stiff UI, is available via iTunes for $.99. Despite a few bumps along the way, I do like this app. And it’s definitely worth a dollar.
The gameplay is challenging and the graphics are solid. There’s never a dull moment in this fast-paced runner. If that’s your bag, get this app. You’ll love it.
Wall Runner iPhone app requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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