Angry Gran Run iOS review

Angry Gran Run iOS reviewAnd so to Angry Gran Run, another one of them run-as-far-as-you-can-while-collecting-coins-and-avoiding-obstacles type games, currently tearing it up on the App Store.

If I told you Angry Gran Run either a) rewrites the rules for said games, or b) is essentially a carbon copy of Temple Run with a pinch of Agent Dash and Super Penguins, which would your money be on?

Yeah, you’re right; Angry Gran Run is pretty much par for the course as far as these games go. It’s far from bad, but it doesn’t offer much – if anything – new.

Essentially, you guide the eponymous Angry Gran with tilt controls, and you’re tasked with running for ages while collecting gold coins and avoiding the obligatory obstacle stuff, including glass panes, cars, roadworks, and – somewhat bizarrely – a tyrannosaurus rex.

You might think the tyrannosaurus is a vaguely amusing and/or over the top touch, however we saw it a few weeks ago in The Last Driver, which has zombies and UFOs, too. Just saying.

Angry Gran Run iOS review

Angry Gran Run also has the usual assortment of power-ups to invest in: invincibility, slow time, speed boost, coin magnet… same old same old. There are also one-off power-ups, including head starts and Resurrection. You’ve seen it all before.

There are also various Angry Gran Run skins, including Wonder Gran and Michael Jackson-inspired Thriller Gran, though they cost an absolute fortune (in gold coin terms).

Of course, you can always fork out real money for the extras. With the game being free, AceViral would sure welcome your green. Fair enough.

There are Angry Gran Run leaderboards, though they’re hidden away on Game Center. As such, you might well find yourself questioning why you’re playing Angry Gran Run; why are you collecting coins and investing in power-ups?

Having said all that, Angry Gran Run is oddly moreish, and it nips along at a fair old rate. Still, once you’ve put in your first million-point run, there’s a good chance you’ll think twice before tapping ‘Run Again’.


  • It’s free
  • It’s fast
  • Lots of stuff in the store, I guess


  • Seen it all before
  • Seriously unoriginal
  • The lack of environments

Summary: If you’ve played Temple Run et al, you mightn’t find much of interest in Angry Gran Run. By no means bad, just completely lacking in originality.

Developer: Ace Viral

Price: free @ App Store

Requirements: 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 4.3 or later.

Angry Gran Run iOS review

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 23, 2012 at 20:36

They should make this where you, like, run from a temple like Indiana Jones, and you get chased by big nasty animals through a jungle, and you have to jump like Harry Pitfall...

Might be hard to pitch, though. So, I guess Gran Run is cool, too.

Pondlife  Oct. 23, 2012 at 21:58

Thought the first one of these was bad enough.

Nohemi  Jun. 10, 2013 at 18:12

I want to know what does the ressurection do in the angry gran run. Please..... Let me know. Cuz I don't want to waste my coins if it don't help u in anything....


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