Hands-On With 'ReRunners' For Some Multiplayer Platforming Fun
September 02, 2015
A couple of months ago I wrote a story about ReRunners, an upcoming platformer for both iPad and iPhone by Klang Games, that sounded like an interesting take on platformers. The game set out to be a multiplayer platformer where you compete with the ghosts of other players, in a way similar to the multiplayer part of racing games like Real Racing 3 where you race consecutively rather than simultaneously. Recently, I got a chance to actually play ReRunners (I streamed part of my time with the game on our channel on Mobcrush), and I think the developers' idea of turning a platformer into a competitive multiplayer experience works really well.
When it comes to the actual platforming part of the game, the running and jumping works well and is pretty responsive, always a hard task to get right when designing a fast game that uses touchscreen controls. The levels have plenty of verticality in them which will probably reward repeated plays in the hunt for the fastest time. The whole world, both the levels you race in and the "lobbies" you walk around in-between racing, is very colorful and full of nooks and crannies filled with coins and little secrets.