Like all truly great games, Flip Runner! is deceptively simple. Your goal is to run along either the top of a platform (or underneath it, like Sonic.) Avoid the obstacles, collect power ups, and run for as long as you possibly can!
The graphics are great. The game overall has a very minimal, cartoony look: think shadow puppets, but cool. The stark, black silhouettes of the environment and the runner give this game an instantly recognizable look. It really works for this title, and the whole thing comes to life when you add in the kickin’ electronic soundtrack.
The controls are crazy simple. Tap once to switch from the top of the platform to the bottom, or vice versa. If you screw up, at least the animation where you get chopped up by a buzzsaw is totally satisfying.
There’s something addictive about endless runners in general, but Flip Runner! in particular. It’s a really cohesive title that has a great tactile nature. This game begs to be played and replayed.
If you played Flip Runner! in the past, but got annoyed by some bugs, there is good news. A recent update fixed the bug that was causing players to have to frequently restore their in-app purchases. Recent updates also introduced some other minor changes, such as changes to the sound effects.
Overall, Flip Runner! is a new game that manages to feel instantly iconic. With a great soundtrack, outstanding visuals, simple controls, and addictive gameplay, it’s hard to fault this excellent endless runner. For 99 cents, this game’s a bargain!
For a limited time you can also go into the running to win an iPad Mini or a Google Nexus 7. Head over to the Flip Runner Giveaway Page for details and how to enter.
Flip Runner! is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.