If you are a fan of Temple Run, an oldie now, but goodie, then the strategies and techniques that got you through that game, won you points and found you treasures will see you through the trials and tribulations that is Spirit Run. In much the same spirit of Temple Run, and closely resembling it as a spinoff of sorts.
Spirit Run App Review
However, the game goes far beyond an adventure that has you following paths, jumping over raging rivers, sliding under fallen columns and hurdling over debris. Spirit Run, created by RetroStyle Games, runs deeper as you take your player through an obstacle of paths that run a mazelike course. Players must pass through rites of passage performing and completing ancient rituals, undergo transformations that take you from a human state to your complementary animal representation, while you defend your people, who dwell around an Aztec temple, from a devastating apocalypse.
So, not your typical prance in the park or trot around temples. Spirit Run is packed with distractions that must be avoided and treasures to collect to help you rack up energy and buying power, all in an effort to make your runner faster, stronger and more able to get to finish line, successfully. When you first download the game, it gives a bit of a background and storyline of what is happening and what your job is. The first few “runs” have you practicing basic skills like jumping, sliding and turning. The pace is comfortable, allowing novice players to get a feel for things. Experts already used to Temple Run may find this boring, but bear with it and you’ll be soaring through levels in no time.
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As you move up in levels, there are gems to collect. This gives you extra souls or life; something that becomes crucially important as you being to run into demons and those who would not have you finish your quest. Your runner can be one of five. Most are upgrades with one being a freebie. Gather points or make an in-app purchase, and the choice is yours. As you advance and desire to release your inner beast, you can become a Wolf, Bear, Panther, Panda or Fox.
The only downside to the game was the lack of help, per se. If there were a few tutorial exercises, then those less familiar could acquaint themselves quicker and feel more comfortable. I suppose the first few trial runs could serve well as tutorials, but they do count against your overall score. Scores can be shared and viewed on the Game Center, which is optional. You choose whether or not you want to publish. The game will run either way.
While Spirit Run does not offer anything unique in terms the game play and technique, it’s a great change for those who love Temple Run and crave a new venue. This takes the running game and places it into a new scene and story, so you have something new to work towards. It’s a great download to refresh your game collection, and is all the more attractive now because it’s free!