The highly anticipate mobile game Crash Bandicoot: On the Run is available for download on both Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store. Within hours of being launched, the game became the top mobile game on both platforms.
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run is an endless runner game, similar to popular titles like Temple Run and Subway Surfers. It is part of the Crash Bandicoot franchise and is available for free download. The game has several features that distinguish it from previous runner titles.
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More about Crash Bandicoot: On the Run
One of the biggest drawbacks of most freemium games is that when you use up your energy or lives, you have to wait before you can advance or pay to play. On the Run employs a clever solution to this challenge. Instead of having to wait or pay, players can collect more energy between levels by going on harvesting runs. By playing these harvesting runs players can collect energy, resources, etc which can then be used as payments for users to play the main levels. Players have to choose when they want to end their harvest runs, hence in theory you could play them endlessly. The main levels typically end in boss fights. This way players always have a run to go on, either they can play the main levels, a boss fight, or go on a harvesting run to collect resources they need. This should result in much higher engagement and playtimes for Crash Bandicoot: On the Run as compared to other Freemium games.
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run gameplay
You do not have to be a gaming expert to play this title. The levels are fairly easy, making the game accessible to all. Those who are used to playing runner games may wish for higher speeds on the earlier levels and during harvest runs. Though players will take damage during the level but generally unless they do some serious harm the level doesn't come to an end. If users do manage to take on too much damage, the game has built-in checkpoints that help ensure not too much progress is lost. Thus reducing any frustration new gamers might experience. The main levels require a few minutes to play and complete. This makes the title a good choice for killing time during the day, for example during a commute or when waiting in line.
A highly anticipated feature of the game was 'survival runs' where users would compete with other racers. However, these are locked unless players join specific teams. Therefore it seems, multiplayer gameplay will not be available to solo gamers.
Developers behind the game
The game has been published by King with an exclusive license for Activision. King, also known as King Digital Entertainment, is known for other popular titles like Candy Crush Saga and specializes in social games that use the freemium model. The publisher was acquired by Activision Blizzard in February 2019.
You can download Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! from the Google Play Store here and from the Apple App Store here.
Feature image: King