fun runFormat: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Developer: dirtyBit

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store

This is one of the most popular free games on the iOS right now. And I can see why. The endless runner is a genre that is in high demand on the iOS. It seems like no mater how many new ones pop up that people do not get board of them. So what is it that makes Fun Run so popular in this huge sea of endless runner games? Well read on my hard rocking amigos to find out what makes this game so much fun to play.

In terms of the games presentation this really is as bare bones as you can get. But in there defence I think that there is a good reason for this which I will explain later. I say bare bones, but that does not mean that the game is stick figures running along straight lines. You pick one of a number of forest critters who all have there own unique charm. You can put various accessories on them to make them more individual, but I think that a little more personalisation would have been nice.

The levels in the game are just as basic as the character models, but it works. Despite the games clear lack of polish and flash the visual style works and it does a great job.

Now I think that there is a good reason why dirtyBit have decide on a visual style like this and that is because they wanted the game play to be what kept people playing Fun Run and I certainly think that they achieved this because this is one of the most fun endless runners on the iOS store.

What makes this one different from all the rest is what you are probably asking. Well my friends that is an excellent questions and the excellent answer is that this game is all about the online multi player. Which I might add runs as smooth as can be.

When I say that this is an endless runner I feel that the game has more in common with Mario Kart than it does with Mario World. You see while you goal is to get your cute little critter from A to B. You also want to make sure that you are the one who is in first place and in order to do this you will use weapons and whatever else you can to screw the other players over to ensure that it is you who is in first place.

The game is so much fun to play and it is so easy to go from being in first place to last, but at the same time you can be the one to go from last to first. The game never gets frustrating or feels unfair it is just pure fun.

I loved playing Fun Run like many other people around the world clearly do, but part of me wants more. You see outside of the races and the customisation of your character there is nothing else. So if there ever is a sequel to this game (which I hope there is) I hope that they put in more content and I am sure the game will be even more successful.