Even though it’s nearing Valentine’s Day, and Christmas is long gone, I was still intrigued by the screen shots shown on Gingerbread Run’s iTunes page. Those dark and gloomy skies glaring off the water as the Gingerbread Man races to escape the pastry shop – I couldn’t resist! I downloaded it! Despite all the one-star rated reviews from users who claim they can’t even open the app, I was thrilled to start playing! I didn’t have a single struggle opening it up once. It’s a fast paced game without a tutorial, so it’s definitely trial and error as you learn how to play.
Gingerbread Run is an endless runner game that I think is made for the professional runner gamers! You don’t get a chance to catch your breath as you’re constantly jumping over rolling pins, ducking under croissants and dodging bombs planted under candy coins! The game is extremely fast paced! The animation and graphics are the reason I downloaded Gingerbread Run in the first place, and they have lived up to my expectations! They are incredible! Who wouldn’t love to run across a plank of chocolate bars and graham crackers, while collecting candy coins and passing cookies and jars of strawberry jam? With that being said, the gameplay is lacking. As I said before, there’s no tutorial, so you learn on your own. In addition to that, there aren’t any prompts either! Without any direction, as well as the fast pace you’re trying to keep up with, it’s pretty tough to get very far! I still recommend trying Gingerbread Run out! It’s fun and beautiful to see! You just have to be a pro at the endless runner gameplay to stand a chance!
iTunes describes Gingerbread Run like so:
Get the super agile and acrobatic Gingerbread Run. Bob the Gingerbread is about to be sold to a couple of hungry children that can barely wait to sink their teeth in his sweet body. To save his life he decides to escape from the pastry shop. In order to accomplish his mission he will have to deal with the guardian and a lot of obstacles that are placed on his way to freedom. The guardian is a doomed rolling pin placed there from the baker to flatten or smash every pastry that should come up with the idea of escaping from his temple. Help him through all his struggles. Test your reflexes as you race along the bridges. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect the colored chocolate balls and see how far you can run! Everything looks sweet and attractive, but do not forget: you are hunted from an angry rolling pin and all your abilities are required to safe Bob’s life. Every false step or collision could hurt him or even bring him to death.
Remember to pay attention to the precipices (gaps), as Bob from a sea of hot milk surrounded is and he will melt like a butter cookie, if he should be falling into it.
All your strength is needed to dodge all the pastries on your path. Run, skip and evade a great amount of dynamite bombs that could blast him away, biscuits, pastries, croissants, pancakes, chocolate bars and more delicious things to give our brave / hapless hero at least the illusion of salvation.
iTunes lists Gingerbread Run’s features as such:
- Easy touch and tilt control
- Original 3D-run function combines jumping, turning and sliding
- Colorful graphics and smooth animations
- The coolest gingerbread ever to play with!
- The never-ending mega game