Super Monkey Run – play new Endless Runner in 2D & 3D or use phone as remote to play friends on PC!
Apr 2, 2013 8:32 AM –
Super Monkey Run is a fun and engaging running game where you take the role of initially either Juky or Laika, two monkeys on the run from a monster. It’s a bright, plush, rich and polished affair with lots of gorgeous animation. The action splits occasionally from the above-and-behind third person view to a more 2D perspective, which breaks up gameplay into neat chunks. If you like cute running games, check out this new addition to a growing genre.
Price: Free, plus In-app Purchases
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Beautiful graphics!
- Fun gameplay!
- Alternating gameplay views!
- Use your phone as a controller for playing on PC!
- Fast-paced and engrossing!
- Expensive to unlock additional worlds.
- Graphical blips and occasional force closing.
Super Monkey Run is, as you can probably tell, another addition to a popular game genre, arguably provoked by the overwhelming popularity of games like Temple Run and Agent Dash. However, with alternating gameplay views, innovative control options and a cute environment, there’s enough originality here to make it worth trying out– even if you’re drunk on these kind of games.
You control your character by tilt controls and, thankfully, it’s highly responsive and works perfectly. You can easily adjust the sensitivity too in the options section. However, if you want to try something especially cool, download the Home edition of the app onto your PC, ensure your phone is on the same Wi-Fi network and then use your phone to control your character on your computer. You can play in a dual mode with another friend as well on the same PC console. I must admit I haven’t tried this feature, but it sounds like a great idea.
The game is ‘almost’ a freemium title in that it relies on in-app purchases to drive its revenue. I say nearly because there’s also the pop up ads that occur every now and again. You can activate additional characters in addition to creating more bananas to collect on each level. Essentially you run, jump, glide, dodge or ponce on monsters and there are bananas, stars and coins to collect and these all translate into usable currency. You can also collect enough to unlock additional worlds but, unfortunately they are very expensive and will require in-app purchases to unlock.
The game is bags of fun and brilliantly animated, creating smooth and addictive gameplay. In terms of the way it ‘grips’ you, it reminded me highly of Subway Surfers. If you liked that game, definitely check it out.
The game isn’t without it bugs however. I noticed it did crash a few times in testing and there were these weird graphical blips where the image distorted- particularly when loading rather than mid-gameplay. Neither of these should be enough to put you off, but are still noteworthy.
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Super Monkey Run – Collect bananas, stars and coins (1)
Super Monkey Run – Collect bananas, stars and coins (2)
Super Monkey Run – Collect bananas, stars and coins (3)
Super Monkey Run – Collect bananas, stars and coins (4)
Super Monkey Run – 2D gameplay
Super Monkey Run – 3D gameplay
Super Monkey Run – Tutorial
Super Monkey Run – Score
Super Monkey Run – Menu
Super Monkey Run – Loading
Super Monkey Run – Character select… for 20,000 coins!
Super Monkey Run – Options
Super Monkey Run – In app purchasing
Super Monkey Run – Ads
Monkeys. Bananas. Monsters. Running. Cute graphics. Addictive gameplay. Seriously, what’s not to love?!
Yes, very. Like other running titles, you always tend to feel you could have done better and it drives you to try again and again. It’s also beautifully casual, meaning you can play a couple of rounds in just a few short minutes. If you found Temple Run hard to put down, this is in exactly the same category.
The graphics are bright, colourful, richly animated and rendered beautifully, it’s a very good looking game. I really like the viewing angle flips between 2D and 3D; this works really well and looks great.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
As mentioned before the accelerometer works a treat. It is the only means of control (unless connected to computer in Home mode)- which is perhaps a bummer for people who prefer on-screen controls but I found it work like a charm and felt very intuitive.
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