Canabalt has been a huge viral hit online - one of the most addictive games of 2009. Now the developers have made it available for your iPhone, for a small charge so you can get your Canabalt hit on the go too!
What makes Canabalt so special is that it shouldn't work. It has monochrome 8-bit style graphics, and the controls stretch to one button, used to jump. In today's world of joypads and realistic first person shooters, what could this possibly offer?
You control an unnamed character who is running, ever faster, away from... something. When you start, you are told to make your escape, and from the moment the runner flies through the first window and hits the ground running, you'll be hooked. Tapping the screen to jump, and holding to control length you have to go from rooftop to rooftop, avoiding objects that slow you down, and occasional falling debris.
Your score is simply how many meters you manage before dying somehow. It's really compelling and easy to play, so there's really no excuse for not seeing what the fuss is about! Scores can be tweeted from the game, and added to online daily, weekly and all time leaderboards.
Canabalt for iPhone is just like the browser version: An addictive, enjoyable yet enigmatic game that will keep you coming back for more.
- Sound effects work great in iOS5
- Support for over a dozen fan-translated language localizations