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CNET Editors' review
Running Fred isn't a very creative or well-executed entry into the chronology of running games, but it is fun to play. There are enough levels and special features to keep most fans of this genre of gaming happy, especially since they can be fairly challenging. The controls -- which can be frustrating at times -- only add to the challenge.
This game is a somewhat standard running game, akin to the Temple Run series. In it, you take control of Fred, a redhead kid who is trying desperately to navigate through treacherous dungeons and away from a dangerous Grim Reaper-esque character. Fred runs at full speed all the time, and your job is to make him jump or quickly dodge obstacles as they enter his path. This can be a tough task, since the game only responds to your movements when you yank your phone or tablet fiercely to one side; subtle movements will just make you lose the game. Jumping is a little easier, but Running Fred could benefit from onscreen swipe controls like some runners offer. The game's graphics aren't terrible, but the characters are incredibly blocky. The game's music becomes really repetitive after a few levels, as well.
Running Fred is by no means perfect, but that won't matter much if you're a fan of running games. This game gives you all of the stuff that makes games like Subway Surfers and Temple Run huge hits, even if it doesn't possess the polish and creativity of those games. If you're a fan of the genre, you'll be a fan of this game.
The anticipated sequel to Falling Fred is here! Fred is back with a new host of painful antics, awesome acrobatic/desperate moves, special items and uber-cool locations. Take control of our hapless hero as he pursues his quest to remain among the living! Running Fred combines ludicrously natural controls and furiously paced action with the shameless buckets of gore praised on its prequel, making up a fantastic third person platformer unparalleled on mobile devices! Main Features: - Lots of acrobatic maneuvers - Dozens of perilous traps - Multiple game modes: Adventure, Challenge and our favourite Endless Survival! - Tons of special skills and perks - Lot of characters to choose from! - Pimp up your character with special outfits - Keep your progress across all your devices What reviewers say: "New Running Game With Unexpected Gore Thrill Your Nerves" AppEggs.com"Running Fred is an excellent game with lots of things to do. Its free and I highly recommend it." - App'd Up"Bloody Brilliant!" - iFanzine "The sheer amount of content, replayability and fun that comes from deftly avoiding trap after trap is phenomenal" - AppSpy "For gamers who like runner-games, this game is easily a 5 out of 5 stars game" - fabela-imag "Those who love Falling Fred, just love the running Fred, the anticipated sequel to Falling Fred." - Best10AppWhat's new in this new version:. The 3000m freeze bug was fixed (Survival Mode only). Two characters were added (Pirate Fred and Pip Fred). Many prices on the shop were reduced and balancedMore levels and cool stuff is coming. Keep your game updated!Recent changes:. The 3000m freeze bug was fixed (Survival Mode only). Two characters were added (Pirate Fred and Pip Fred). Many prices on the shop were reduced and balancedMore levels and cool stuff is coming. Keep your game updated!Content rating: Low Maturity
What's new in this version: . The 3000m freeze bug was fixed (Survival Mode only). Two characters were added (Pirate Fred and Pip Fred). Many prices on the shop were reduced and balancedMore levels and cool stuff is coming. Keep your game updated!
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