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Runbow Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 8 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Runbow is an unusual racing game where each player controls a coloured figure who must run and jump their way through the platform levels ahead of their opponents who are trying to do the same thing.

You all share the same screen and battle as you race. You can double jump as well as perform attacks to defeat enemies or gain extra reach whilst jumping. The background of each level constantly shifts between a cycle of colors, causing obstacles of the same color as the background, such as blockades and spikes, to disappear.

There are lots of different modes and challenges: time trials, a special mode called "Master the Bowhemoth", as well as other modes that are not racing-focused, such as "King of the Hill" and "Arena”.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 27/08/2015

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, PS4, Switch, Wii U and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Racing

Developer: @13amgames

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 9 players online. If you have enough controllers you can play with up to 9 players. On the Wii U you can share the 4 Wii-Remote and Nun-Chuck between two players and use the game-pad for a total of 9. On the Switch each player needs their own Joy-Con half or separate controller for a total of 8. Four people on one system can go online to compete against a total of nine.

CostsCosts

Runbow usually costs £10.79 to £11.99.
 

Runbow

XBox Store Xbox One £10.79
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Wii U £10.99
Switch Store Switch £11.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can purchase songs and outfits in the game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Runbow Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@13amgames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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