Today I am looking at Spirit Run: Multiplayer Battle from RetroStyle Games. This is a free game for Android devices. It is supported by a small ad and IAPs.
When you first start the game you will need to setup your character. You begin with the basic one but as you progress you will earn coins (not sure of what they are called) which can be used to unlock different characters and skins. You can really customize your character! The game will indicate when you have enough to purchase any of them.
As you play you can also collect gems. These gems can be used to purchase items or bypass achievements. These are also available for purchase in the shop.
As the title indicates, you will be racing against four others players from around the world. You will want to rank in the top three to earn anything from your race.
In addition to racing, the game has numerous quests you will need to fulfill. These will be done as you race, so there is nothing “special” you need to do, just play. Finally the game has achievements via Google Play.
If you are familiar with running games, you should not have any problems with the game or controls. The on screen controls are pretty standard and easy to use – as you run you can jump and use a special ability. The game starts you off with a tutorial to get you familiar with the game.
As you run, there will be obstacles you will need to avoid. If you say hit a snake, it will not kill you, just slow you down. Remember you are competing against others so time is critical. Using your special ability that you pick up will also be important. After you run a few races, you should be familiar with the terrain, abilities, and obstacles.
Overall, the game is a lot of fun. The graphics and gameplay are smooth and Spirit Run is a game where you can just do one race and do a whole pile of them in one sitting.
The various customization options add to the enjoyment of the game and the quest system gives you something else to strive for when running. I have no problem recommending this game to those that like to compete online.