Price: $0.99
FANTASYXRUNNERS: Written iPhone App Review


Reviewed by Philip Chan

Do you enjoy games that are challenging and allow you to go on special assignments with different goals that reap unique rewards? Do you like the idea of taking on the role of an old time hero and being able to slay fantastical creatures? Then FANTASYXRUNNERS from developer moonrabbit is just the game for you! This app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad, and it also requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.


When FANTASYXRUNNERS finishes loading, the player will already be prompted to begin playing the game. There will be two big buttons on each bottom corner of the screen that indicate jumping features and attacking features with short comments indicating what those functions will do.  The player will need to jump across cliffs and attack cute looking enemy monsters along the way. The character the player poses as will begin to advance and accelerate, and the player will need to leap and attack at the right timing.

There are 5 stages to complete, and throughout the entire game play, the player will be presented with the opportunity to attach “boss” monsters and finish quests. The player will be able to confront different monsters depending on the type of hero they portray. The player can advance to the next level of “hero” by collecting and redeeming rubies that they collect from hunting monsters. Rubies can also be purchased with actual money via the in game function. The player can also check the stats or scoreboard to see where they stand, such as xp, distance, kills, and combos.

Appearance and Layout:


The overall appearance of FANTASYXRUNNERS is very cutesy and cartoon-like. Colors are bright, graphics are well done, and game play visuals are entertaining. The only downside is that the actual game layout can be somewhat confusing, and difficult to figure for new users. There really is not a tutorial that tells how which icons signify or their purpose are, and the player basically needs to figure them out on their own by trial and error.

The sound effects and background music of this game app is excellent and non-distracting during actual game play.


For FANTASYXRUNNERS being offered for 99 cents, it is a decent deal. There are similar games available in the app market today, but they may not be as entertaining or engaging as this one. Since it is not quite that simplistic to figure out initially, younger players might have some difficulty at first trying to master the goal of the game. However, once they conclude what to do, all players should be able to have fun in no time.

 FANTASYXRUNNERS iPhone app requires iOS 3.1.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating:

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One Response to “Be Your Own Hero in FANTASYXRUNNERS”

  1. Laura says:

    The app is free in the app store.

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