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 / Oct 21, 2014

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!

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Comments and ratings for Canabalt HD
  • (70)

    by ralphct on 21/09/2014

    Impressive at first, great atmosphere, good music -- but the game gets repetitive very very fast. 56/100.

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  • (70)

    by Anthony Smith on 24/08/2014

    I've hummed and aahed about this one for a while but finally went for it. It's a great game and not one that just keeps pumping you for more money. An endless runner, yes, but not "just" an endless runner. But when are the devs going to add Moga support ;-)

  • (70)

    by Mister Bob on 18/08/2014

    This game is addicting and very very very very very very very very very very very very fun. THE BEST GAME FOR RUNNING EVER. Beats flappybird by a long shot.

  • (70)

    by Danny Iwuji on 14/08/2014

    I love Kittehface Software!!! this game is amazing! I was wondering if you could make another amazing game like "OlliOlli" thanks man!!!

  • (70)

    by James Holloway on 10/08/2014

    You run. No idea why. You just run. But for some reason you're in trouble. You keep running. And eventually you die. Excellent one button game.

  • (70)

    by tim shackleford on 10/08/2014

    I would rather not have that new menu, and have an option to choose the guy or girl. Loved the original!