Back then I said: “Cube Runner couldn’t be any more straight forward if it tried,” and, after dozens more sessions with the game, I stand by that.
In Cube Runner, you’re tasked with guiding a spaceship through a field of cubes. And, er, that’s pretty much all there is to it. If you crash into a cube, your ship explodes and it’s Game Over. No weapons, no lives, no checkpoints, no power-ups, no bosses.
Using the accelerometer to control the ship, Cube Runner is a real test of your skill and reaction. Incredibly precise movements are required as you navigate your way through tightly packed cubes. It’s fairly exciting stuff.
There are three level packs included in Cube Runner; Easy, Medium and Hard. They equate to Slow, Faster and Stupidly Fast. The first is ideal is you’ve just smoked a big doobie and you’re chilling with some Pink Floyd; the hardest is really freakin’ difficult and requires a lot of patience/skill.
The music in Cube Runner is absolutely brilliant. When you explode, you’ll invariably find yourself sitting on the main screen for ages, simply enjoying the music. It’s so good, in fact, that the developer, Andy Qua, decided to make it available for purchase through iTunes.
The sequel, Cube Runner II, costs £1.19 and sounds like much the same thing, but with an internal level editor that you can use to create and test your own levels.
If you have a look around online, you can find places to download custom level packs. There are entire forums dedicated to Cube Runner downloadable content. Once you’ve found the URL, just hit Select Level Pack within the app, choose Add Level Pack then enter the address. Easy.
And that’s about all I have to say. Yup.
- The music
- Downloadable content
- Three difficulty settings
- Samey as heck
Summary: Cube Runner is pretty sweet, and there are some really interesting level packs out there. Check it out. It’s free.
Developer: Andy Qua
Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Price: free @ App Store