If you enjoyed exploring the endless space in the first Run game, then you will surely find its sequel in the series created by Joseph Cloutier even more captivating. A vast of wonderful improvements were made for this game and it features a lot of new features that are way beyond our expectations. Run 2 is basically a simple yet fun and surprisingly addictive endless running adventure in which you take control of an alien and your goal is nothing more but to clear all the levels by successfully making it to the finish line. This, however, is not going to be an easy task, considering that you will be passing through a tunnel with limited platforms to step onto.
One of the game’s most notable changes is the Skater mode. It introduces a new avatar in a separate mode. The Infinite Mode, however, was taken out of the concept but the Edit Mode remains accessible. I also like to note that the Main campaign features different stages to Skater Mode. Speaking of stages, the graphics here were drastically changed from flat surfaces to 3D and much more engaging platforms. You can freely navigate the map using the arrow keys and jump over from one platform to another using the spacebar but these controls can be configured from the main menu based on your own preferences. Since these are tunnels, you can freely flip the map by simply stepping on the side.
Another interesting addition in this game are the bonuses. These are the glowing orbs that are randomly located in each level. Collecting them requires extensive skill which added an extra challenge for this interesting sequel. You will also encounter special platforms which will either help or harm you along the way. Edit Mode is also a great experience. Here, you can customize your own map, add and arrange platforms the way you want them and once you are done and satisfied, you might consider sending your entry to Kongregate or better yet challenge someone to try your very own creation. It is a highly addictive game indeed and something you can confidently consider on top of your game list!
You can also check out my review for Run 3!