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Lost in the rush
By Jon Mundy 30 July 2013
Battle Rush | Publisher:
Esquilax Games | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Endless running, Multiplayer | Players:
1 | Version:
There's an old video game theory that says that every genre is more fun in multiplayer. Battle Rush proves that this isn't necessarily the case.
Taking the tired endless-runner genre and attempting to inject a bit of vitality into it is laudable, but it turns out that playing competitively against other players isn't necessarily the answer.
At least, not like this it isn't.
You play the part of a Totoro-like creature who sets off running into the screen. You scarcely need the tutorial section to tell you that you need to swipe left and right to dodge obstructions and up to jump over them.
Adding a competitive multiplayer element to the tired endless-runner genre is fine in theory, but in practice Battle Rush is as tedious as any number of sub-par single-player alternatives