Canabalt HD

Canabalt HD

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

  • Cute retro-graphics
  • 2D/3D artwork
  • Online leaderboards
  • High playability
  • Could get boring after a while
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Expert's Review

"The Canabalt genre genesis"

Reviewed by / Mar 21, 2012

Canabalt HD is the remastered original platform action game which gave its name to the genre

Lots of Android games are Canabalt-like games, only one is Canabalt itself: Canabalt HD. It has been remastered to let you choose between classic 2D artwork or new 3D artwork. No matter the time since its first release, it's still such as addictive as it used to be. It isn't a coincidence that it became a genre by itself.

Canabalt HD is a platform action game in which a man is running over buildings. The purpose is keeping the guy running by jumping gaps, avoiding obstacles and get as far as you can. Yes, through endless levels that are randomly generated. If you fall down the cliff you'll have to start again, if you hit an obstacle the guy slows down. Although the distance of the gaps depends on the running speed, so if you fall down it's not because the running speed but that you jumped ahead of time.

And that's it, simple retro-graphics and simple gameplay and, however, as addictive as always. For nostalgics and newbies, this game is timeless

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Developer's original description available here
The simple and fast-pased platform action game that pioneered a genre arrives on Android devices, remastered with new 3D backgrounds and smooth animation! Select between classic 2D artwork or new 3D artwork, track your performance on online high score boards, and more! Select between multiple game modes or play two players on the same screen!

Fully supports all Android devices and GoogleTV, plus gamepads!

PERMISSIONS: External storage and system settings are used to allow the saving of the music as a ringtone (if you'd like)!

A few quotes about Canabalt:

"Canabalt is pure genius."

"It's going to be quite some time before you find something so simple so thrilling again." -Offworld

"This "daring escape" platformer is simply beautiful and beautifully simple." -Kotaku

"Canabalt is actually much more intense than you'd assume of a game which requires a single finger to play." -GameSpy

"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."

"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."

"Fast load times combined with short (yet exciting) game sessions really make for an attractive game to play on a mobile device." -TouchArcade

Recently changed in this version

- Bug Fix:Fixed Profile button obscuring game modes on small screens
- Update: Current run is immediately visible on the leaderboards from the Game Over screen
- Update: Improved performance and player input responsiveness
- Update: Stability fixes

- New Feature: New game modes and game select menu!
- New Feature: Multiplayer on the same screen!
- New Feature: Female player model!
- Update: More achievements!

Lists with Canabalt HD

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Indie, original & addictive games, Owned.

Comments and ratings for Canabalt HD
  • (70)

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  • (70)

    by Erich Espinosa on 10/05/2014

    I not really much into games but this one is definitely an exemption along with Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. I fancy the look and feel and not to mention the overall gameplay.

  • (70)

    by JIMSTER RUSH on 28/04/2014

    Leaderboards +

  • (70)

    by Wireball MacCarter on 20/04/2014

    One of the nicer, more impressive android games. The only drawback is the "one mistake and you're dead", but it's the nature of this type of game. It plays differently each time, too. --Bugfix: Ringtones from the game stopped working recently. My Nexus 5 didn't show them if I used an Android file manager to copy them (rebooting didn't help). FIX: Use a PC and a USB cable to copy the MP3s to the a

  • (70)

    by Austen Wheatley on 11/04/2014

    Can't even get it to install. Says app can't install in default location. Lame

  • (70)

    by Noah Evans on 07/04/2014

    This game is incredible. When you get into it, no matter how it looks in the screenshots, it's an amazing game. This is one of my top 5 games for definite!

  • (70)

    by Apostolos Apostolidis on 25/03/2014

    Bit what sets it apart is its ambience