iPhone App Of The Week #1 – Canabalt

Canabalt is an impressive game that effectively utilizes the minimalistic, simplistic art style that ties the entire game together. You play as a man running away from a building, breaking through the glass and running for your life. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic environment with subtle recurring elements emanating in the background. The game is extremely dynamic and as the game proceeds, the system automatically generates the possible outcomes of the game based on your movements and score.

Like many of the most popular games on the app store, this game is a free-running game that has a high replay value, with the incentive for players to continue playing the game in an attempt to overpass their previous high scores, and to compete against friends. Obviously, there is no ending to the game and consequently it encourages players to play in an attempt to improve on their high scores.

The soundtrack for this game is also magnificent, and it is definitely a modern classic that has made it extremely successful on the App Store.

Overall, I would give this game a 9.5/10, the only 0.5 marks deducted away from the repetitiveness of the game, and as you play for a long time, some of the sudden aircrafts dropping from the sky and the random events that transpire, no longer engage the player to the extent that the monotony just defeats the premise and replay value of the game.


~ by 11leec2 on March 2, 2012.

One Response to “iPhone App Of The Week #1 – Canabalt”

  1. Awesome game with simple concepts. A never ending game 😀

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