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"Fantastic... Super-simple, pixel-perfect, great music and sound." - daringfireball.net
"Canabalt is pure genius." -necessarygames.com
Escape the destruction of your city with just one button! The game that popularized the infinite runner genre is back with new game modes and support for every dang phone and tablet thingy!
"This "daring escape" platformer is simply beautiful and beautifully simple." -Kotaku
"It's going to be quite some time before you find something so simple so thrilling again." -Offworld
"Canabalt is actually much more intense than you'd assume of a game which requires a single finger to play." -GameSpy
Play any of the 8 new game modes with one or two players, dash across rooftops with four different runners, or just chase that high score in the classic futile race for survival.
"It's all very lovely and full of poignant subtext. And awesomeness. Canabalt is a prime example of a simple idea executed extremely well." -JayIsGames
"I have never seen a concept so richly and successfully realized in such a simple yet stunningly complete form. Canabalt represents the power and potential of small independent games." -gameinmind.com
"Music is another component that is just perfect - it enhances the strange and unsettling setting of the game and also gives a sense of speed with a hint of hope that quick feet might be the salvation to the horror." -bartsnews.net
What's New in Version 2.31
- fixed annoying bug in 2P touch detection
- tried some new tricks to beef up iPhone6+ performance
- some font formatting fixes
- finally nailed that pesky sound effects bug!!
- full native support for iOS8, iPhone6, and iPhone6+! SO CRISPY
- bigger map and more background art on your huge new phone
As someone who loves infinite runners, this game is perfect! I just have a couple things I think should be added: 1.) I think, conceding with the first review to this game, a new map could include wallrunning! Like, when you tap, you just have to tap again in the air and in front of a wall and then you wallrun! And maybe you run out of time eventually, so you have to tap again to jump from the wall and make it to some buildings! 2.) It would be awesome if you could change your character! Again, conceding with the first review, maybe new characters could be unlockables...? 3.) I think it would be pretty awesome if you could do online multiplayer on the maps! And if it could hold up to 4 people, that would be tops! I honestly think these and maybe a different soundtrack for each map location could be cool! As the game is already perfect, these would just make it beyond perfect!
Great game, a quintessential runner
I've been playing this game for years, even back when it was on Kongregate. When I found out there was a portable version I was thrilled. I've had this app for years now, and it never lets me down. Except for those dang windows that is, I always miss those. Anyway, I realized I had never reviewed it, so here we are.
• great minimalist graphics
•great music (the main theme is killer)
•unique "story" (not that there's really much to it, but if you can tear your attention away from the runner to look at the background, you'll see all sorts of things)
•new game modes (all falling buildings, no slowdown crates, etc)
•multiplayer mode? (I haven't played it with someone else, so I dunno)
•crates and similar let you slow yourself. Do other infinite runners have this? I don't recall seeing it in any others. It's a great mechanic
•procedurally generated, so while it's always POSSIBLE to make the jump if you time it just right, the RNG can mess you up pretty badly
•could maybe spawn crates a bit more frequently
All in all, a fantastic game, a pioneer in the genre. A+ 5stars. I can't see the price because I've already purchased it, but whatever it is, it's worth it.
Canabalt is the original trailblazer of the infinite runner genre. I have been playing since it launched during the early App Store days... I ALWAYS come back to this title if only to appreciate it for the work of art that it is. It has a stunning atmosphere with really simplistic gameplay and that gives it timeless appeal.
I'm also happy to see that the developer expanded it's compatibility to Apple TV. There are, however, one or two changes that should be made to bring the mobile version up to date.
Firstly and most importantly, the vibration effects of collapsing buildings should be re-done to take advantage of the advanced haptics on newer iPhones to make for a more realistic effect.
Why not also give it a lockscreen widget for a "lite" version of gameplay without audio or vibration since it offers one touch gameplay as it were. That's just an idea, though I see no imperative for the developer to take that one into account... but definitely updating the haptics is imperative the way I see it.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 10, 2014
- Version: 2.31
- Size: 27.9 MB
- Languages: English, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Last Chance Media, LLC
- © 2009 Semi Secret Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes