Canabalt HD Mobile App Review

canabalt hd for android and itunes

Download Canabalt for Android or Itunes
Developed by Kittehface Software
Genre: Arcade & Action
MobileMush Reviews Rating: 8/10

I know I'm pretty late on the Canabalt train but I just discovered that I had bought the HD version for my Nexus 7 with the latest Humble Bundle and although I've played Canabalt when it first was released as a free flash game, I decided to take a look and review the latest port to the Android (and Itunes) for the HD version.

So if you don't know what Canabalt is about it is regarded as one of the biggest pioneers of runner or distance games as I like to call them. You all know what I'm talking about, the games where you are constantly running in a straight line, jumping over pitfalls and other obstacles and if you fail you die and start over. Most games of this caliber nowadays supplement their game and increase replay value with upgrade or shop systems but Canabalt is pure and is strictly pure running action. Part of Canabalt's appeal is actually in its simplicity. It has simple panchromatic coloring which surprisingly works very well and the gameplay is simple, makes for a perfect high score game to be honest.
canabalt high score

Like I said earlier, Canabalt was originally a flash game for free and then they made an HD version you have to pay for on mobile devices, but is it worth it? The $2.99? Honestly I would say no. All the "HD" version offers is a more 3D look adapted from the 2D original look as well as a global high score system. Still a little pricey in my opinion especially when say you could just load it up on a browser on your mobile devices and play essentially the same game for free. Still though, Canabalt as a whole is perhaps the father of all runner games which is a huge flash and mobile game market and it does it so perfectly.



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