Canabalt HD

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    Canabalt HD's review

    Published: 2014-10-21, by .

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

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

    "The Canabalt genre genesis"

    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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    Manu Appszoom logo

    by Manu , Appszoom

    Oct 21, 2014


    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

    Users review

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    Users comments for Canabalt HD

    Andy Holmes

    by Andy Holmes

    Apr 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    The simplest of controls, the simplest of game play, but you keep coming back for more

    No Thanks

    by No Thanks

    Mar 05, 2017  |  "Great"

    I like the concept of this game. It is an endless runner, but it is fast paced and exciting unlike most. The graphics are pleasing and controller support is nice. I have a few problems with it. It gets so fast paced that it is difficult for me to see what is ahead, so I have to collide the character with objects to slow down which I find strange. There is a slight delay between the character hitting the ground and being able to jump, which makes all the difference if the character lands on the edge of a building. The music is nice at first but gets repetitive after a while, hardly what would warrant headphones. It would be nice if a few songs shuffled. I may just suck at this game, but it is nearly impossible to judge how to jump from a suspended billboard or I-beam without being able to see the buildings underneath and the platforms that fall from the sky which I am expected to jump on are nearly impossible to judge before I am forced to jump and send the character into the abyss.

    Michael Toolen

    by Michael Toolen

    Feb 25, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    A genre-starter, Canabalt is simple enough to come back to weeks or even years later and get more out of.

    Jakob garr

    by Jakob garr

    Dec 29, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    I found this game through a modern arcade machine in a hipster homebrew bar in 2011 and I had loved this game since

    Richard Slack

    by Richard Slack

    Dec 28, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Tom Cruise style?,A mission impossible type of game.. Love it

    Adam Machanic

    by Adam Machanic

    Dec 17, 2016  |  "OK"

    Maybe I just suck at this kind of game. In any case my average play time lasts about 30 seconds. Then I'm dead and have to try again. Not fun at all. Great music though. Two stars for that.