Canabalt HD

Canabalt HD


(3 stars)



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!

Share your achievements and scores on Google Play Games! 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


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PermissionsChangelogPackage fishnoodle.canabalt
  • - Know what access (wifi, 3G…) you have at every moment.
  • - Send and receive internet info.
  • - android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • - Use the vibrator.
  • - Write whatever to your SD card.
  • - Read or write the system settings.

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Comments and ratings for Canabalt HD
  • (0)

    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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    by mattwilson1 on 01/07/2012

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    by Jef Huntington on 13/12/2014

    Too difficult to find satisfaction from playing. Why continue to play when the result is the same -- run 1000 yards and die. Fantastic.

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    by Xavier Gordon on 03/12/2014

    Awesome runner!

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    by Ilya Potekhin on 30/11/2014

    Please add immersive mode

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    by Matias Beckerle on 29/11/2014

    Thank you.

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    by Suraj Chakravarthi on 26/11/2014

    This game created the infinite runner genre in mobile gaming. PERIOD.