And that's an orb-er
by Harry Slater 25/9/2013
Developer: Tiny Lab Productions
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Arcade, Racing
Orborun is a brilliantly twitchy arcade game that sees you controlling a podgy robot who can turn into a ball. It's your job to lead the 'bot to a glowing portal at the end of each level.
What starts off as a pretty simple exercise in tilt or touch gameplay soon becomes a tough-as-robot-boots dodgefest that sees you weaving at breakneck speed through a series of obstacles and speed boosts trying to amass as many points as possible.
It makes for an entertaining experience with a good chunk of levels and plenty of replay value on top of that.
Each level starts with a choice. Do you want to use touch or tilt controls? Choosing touch makes for an easier game, as you can deal in finer movements, but there's something a little more honest and engrossing about playing Orborun with your iOS device's gyroscope.
A fast and fun arcade game with some wicked challenges, Orborun is a decent reinvigoration of a pretty old genre
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