- StudioSemi Secret Software
- DeveloperBaranowsky, Danny | Johnson, Eric | Saltsman, Adam 'Atomic'
- GenresArcade | Platform
- DownloadCanabalt HD
- LinkCanabalt HD
- PlatformsiOS, Android
- Release date2009
Most of us have probably heard or seen something of Canabalt. Some of us have played it and have failed miserably (like I did) or succeeded majorly. I had long forgotten about my previous failings and had hoped that dark chapter would remain closed forever.
The thing is, Canabalt is actually a pretty simple concept. You’re a guy that runs from something, jumping through windows, over office furniture or large spaces between two office buildings. All you have to do is press a button or tap the screen and your guy jumps.
As it happens, Canabalt HD is a launch title for the OUYA and to be honest, it looks like a lot of fun and much better suited for a console or PC than for a Smartphone. My Droid is just utterly crap when it comes to recognizing fast touch sequences (let’s just pretend that’s the real reason for me sucking) so I expect a major improvement for me here.
Canabalt HD has also improved graphics, if you want to call it that. So basically this isn’t a 1:1 conversion from Smartphone to console but a big improvement.
All in all Canabalt will be one of better know launch titles and will make for a good game when you just want to relax. I think it was a great choice to port this 4 year old game to a new market. I’m not quite so sure about the price of $2,99 since it has only limited gameplay and not much of a long-term motivation but racking up the biggest score.
Still good launch title and it should see some new players that didn’t know about Canabalt before.
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