Run Cow Run – help the animals escape the farmer in this funny & cute running game
Mar 13, 2013 10:39 AM –
Run Cow Run an addictive and cutesy running game where you play a cow as she escapes from the tractor-driving farmer. Like most similar games (far gorier zombie pursuit in Zombie Road Trip), you get to use boosts to escape more effectively. Along the way you can rescue baby cows and collect coins to buy more power-ups to improve your score.
Price: Free, plus In-app Purchases
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Crisp and detailed 2D graphics!
- Fun sound effects and music!
- Familiar gameplay!
- Lots of interesting power-ups!
- Free live wallpaper and clock widget!
- The farmer seems to catch up with you even if you don’t stumble or slow down. This makes you rely more and more on powerups which you soon have to buy more of.
Run Cow Run is a new take on a relatively familiar genre of games now. Here you have to escape a farmer who wants to ‘cull’ you. You get the token jump and slide controls which make the game quite engaging, especially if you’ve played similar running titles, both 2D and 3D. There are a variety of obstacles to traverse; from bales of hay and other blocks to windmills you need to slide beneath.
As you progress you pick up coins. These can be used to purchase in-game power-ups which can help you keep the farmer at hoofs length. These are pretty cool actually and quite varied and add an element of originality to the game.
I think the only issue I felt the game had was just how easily the farmer catches up with you. You don’t even need to stumble to suddenly find the farmer honing in on you. You then need to use a power-up to put more distance between you. This can mean however that your progress can come down to your ability to buy the power-ups (additionally possible via in-app purchasing) rather than canny timing and dexterity in controlling the cow. As has been coined before, it’s ‘free to play, pay to win’.
The rest of the game itself however drips in quality; from the sound and music to the pretty graphics and addictive gameplay. If you like running games, this is definitely one to check out. Because your long term progress does feel a little stunted by your ability to purchase boosts, the game isn’t perhaps as thrilling as similar titles, but it’s highly playable and thanks to the cute theme perhaps a game kids enjoy too.
What most certainly is a nice touch is the live wallpaper and clock widget that accompanies the game. Now, while it’s not going to suit all personalisation tastes, it’s a really nice idea that I hope other game developers take note of.
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Run Cow Run – Smart 2D graphics
Run Cow Run – On screen controls
Run Cow Run – Crash through obstacles when on boost
Run Cow Run – Boost
Run Cow Run – Getting closer
Run Cow Run – Cows might fly
Run Cow Run – Menu
Run Cow Run – Tutorial (1)
Run Cow Run – Tutorial (2)
Run Cow Run – Shop
Run Cow Run – Scoreboard
Run Cow Run – Settings
The game is undoubtedly fun. The gameplay is slightly familiar anyway so it’s easy to play. Additionally, the range of boosts you can use is excellent and add a definite novelty to the game.
The fun, casual gameplay is definitely addictive and you forever want to try and beat your previous score. There is the ability to log into Facebook to make the game more social and you can share your scores with friends.
The graphics, even though they are ‘just’ 2D are very neatly produced and very crisp and vibrant. Cartoon farmers and cows never looked so good.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The game comes with themed music and great sound effects. It might not blow you away but it works perfectly with the theme and nature of the game.
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