RunMan's racing around the world.
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YMM, CoolMoose Productions
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2 of 2 people found
this review helpful.
RunMan: Race Around the World (aka RunMan 6) is by far the greatest game Sennet has ever made. Maybe the greatest YMM has ever made too, though I doubt it. This game is all about speed and getting to the finish without dying. Wait a minute, you can’t die! Some people think that platform games aren’t as cool if you can’t die, but I think this game wouldn’t be near as fun if you could. Of course, you can die in boss levels, and that ticks me off, but it goes with the level.
The game has 36 levels, 4 or 5 worlds, and 4 unlockable characters. The point of each level is to get to the finish as fast as possible and with as many points as possible. This is sometimes hard to do. It’s not hard to accidentally finish a level with negative points.
Each level has 3 medals you can get (Bronze, Silver and Gold, of course), and each one is harder to get than the last. If you can get them all, you’re a real gamer.
Tom Sennet mostly worked on the source, graphics and level design, and YMM mostly worked on just level design (though I think he did some other things). The music for the game is the usuall RunMan “country music” that the series is famous for. Actual, the series isn’t famous ‘cause this is the first good game IN the series. Anyway, you wouldn’t believe how long the music credits were.
The story is probably why the game is rated L. That’s not a bad thing, because it’s like the best story anyone could think of for this game.
You might’ve not realized this by reading the review, but this game is a real gem. DOWNLOAD IT!
1. Official RunMan: Race Around the World website: http://whatareyouwait.info/
2. Tom Sennet(aka CoolMoose)‘s website: http://wherecouldtom.be/
3. Matt Thorson(aka YoMamasMama)’s website: http://mattmakesgames.com/
4. RunMan: Race Around the World on TIGSource: http://tigsource.com/articles/2009/10/02/runman-race-around-the-world
5. RunMan: Race Around the World on Pixel Prospector: http://www.pixelprospector.com/indev/2009/07/runman-race-around-the-world/
6. RunMan: Race Around the World on Indie Games: http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2009/10/indie_game_pick_runman_race_ar.html
Thank you, and have a nice day!
1 of 1 people found
this review helpful.
Where do we start? The graphics are as good a place as any. The world of RunMan looks like it was the result of a 6-year old and a pile of Crayola crayons. To anyone else, this would smack of bad game design; in the hands of CoolMoose, the effect is enchanting. RunMan is nothing more than a tiny yellow blob, and yet he has more character than hundreds of modern characters, including most of the pathetic antiheroes of those brown-washed next-gen shooters.
The soundtrack is nothing short of astonishing. Instead of going for chip-tune midis, or bootlegging modern songs, CoolMoose slipped in vintage jazz recordings – the sort of songs I hadn’t heard since I was running an antique store in Montana. And every one of these tunes perfectly matches the tall-tale tone of the story.
Level design? Efficient, clean, and yet still challenging. Difficulty? Variable. A kid can get through the levels without help, while a more experienced gamer will struggle with getting the trimmest times possible and the highest scores to snag medals.
RunMan: Race Around the World is a masterpiece of game design. If you can read this, you should be playing it.