Relentless, remorseless runners are all the rage these days with a rash of them racing onto Google Play every week. However, here’s one app example that runs to its own rules by being a relentless, remorseless runner with a pause button…
Okay, basically you’re some kind of cave-boy on a mission and, although that mission is never clearly explained, it appears to be for him to simply hurtle across his colourful, creative homeland, leaping, bouncing, collecting coins and doing everything possible to avoid getting burnt, hit by a swinging log or, indeed, plummeting to death due to a mistimed platform mis-activation.
A side-scroller with vivid 3D graphics, control couldn’t be simpler, with two clear buttons to tap that dictate when Manuganu jumps and– as previously alluded to – stop dead in his tracks. Yes, unlike others of its ilk, this endless runner tests your timing in areas other than just jumping. And you’ll be glad of that Stop button as, with traps and obstacles aplenty around every screen-end, taking time out on a level to consider the best approach before charging head-on helps save you from having to repeat that level.
Action-packed and addictive with smooth gameplay and original ideas, between level ads can be a little tedious, but that’s the price you don’t pay with free apps!
THE BOTTOM LINE
Hugely entertaining, good looking and offering 30 levels for you to try to master you’re not going to get bored with Manuganu anytime soon - expect to see this little chap running relentlessly to the top of the app charts at a rapid speed.
Current version: 1.0.4
Requires Android 2.2 and up