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Relic Rush
Doesn't stop to look back
by Jon Mundy 21/2/2013
Product: Relic Rush
Developer: Jason Pickering
Publisher: Forest Moon Games
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Adventure, Arcade, Platform
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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A lot of iOS developers think they've been ever so clever in stripping back the classic platformer to its bare essentials for mobile play. They're nearly all wrong.

You might think that Rayman Jungle Run managed to pare the form down to an elegant minimum, but Relic Rush could show even that masterpiece a thing or two about streamlined controls.

Here's a platformer that doesn't even make you jump.

Indy game

It's up to you to guide a pixel-art Indiana Jones wannabe to each level exit. You'll automatically run from side to side, ascending the correct ladders and even jumping over gaps when necessary. All of this is taken care of for you. ...
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Relic Rush is one of the most stripped-back platformers you'll ever play, but the fact that it still feels immensely satisfying and rewarding to play is a testament to its thoughtful design
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 8
Value: 7
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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