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  • Summary: Runbow Pocket takes all the fun colorful chaos of Runbow on Wii U and brings it to New Nintendo 3DS. Master Adventure, Bowhemoth, and Satura's Space Adventure on your own, or play head to head with friends over local ad hoc networking. Players can also create StreetPass cards to share funRunbow Pocket takes all the fun colorful chaos of Runbow on Wii U and brings it to New Nintendo 3DS. Master Adventure, Bowhemoth, and Satura's Space Adventure on your own, or play head to head with friends over local ad hoc networking. Players can also create StreetPass cards to share fun stats with friends.

    Key Gameplay Features:

    -The world changes with each swipe of color so players have to think fast to beat hundreds of platforming challenges.
    -Tons of unlockable costumes and content, as well as 19 guest characters from other developers.
    -Brand new Guest Character, Shantae, from WayForward's Shantae series. Shantae will also be available in the Wii U version of Runbow.
    -All the content of Runbow, hundreds of levels, right in the palm of your hand.
    -Create a StreetPass card to share stats, titles, and your personal best times with anyone else playing Runbow Pocket.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 10, 2018
    90
    An incredible party game and with Nintendo's multitude of controller options, it's possible to get up to eight players together for total madness.
  2. 90
    A lot of indie titles have been thriving on Switch and I’m hoping Runbow does as well. If you’re a fan of party games or unique platforming, Runbow is a must-have title in your game library.
  3. Jul 29, 2018
    85
    There’s a lovely adventure mode as well and loads of guest characters included here.
  4. Jul 2, 2018
    80
    The gameplay is great fun, the presentation is to die for, and unlocking Nindie heroes through a really nicely put together adventure mode is the icing on the cake. We felt there was a little left to be desired with some elements of the multiplayer modes, and this might just make some think a little harder before jumping in, but we absolutely recommend giving this one a go if you’re interested regardless.
  5. 80
    Runbow is a fantastic, colorful, energetic platformer with great style and plenty of content for both solo and group players. At the very least, it is definitely worthy of a spot in your great multiplayer games folder.
  6. Aug 6, 2018
    75
    That’s a small grievance against what is otherwise a very fun, solid game. Runbow manages to stand out by virtue of its unique color-changing hook, fun presentation, and sound gameplay. Throw in lots of characters to choose from, including many familiar Nindie favorites, and the game’s lure is undeniable.
  7. Jul 30, 2018
    70
    Runbow is an excellent local multiplayer experience, packed with plenty of game modes and content. Solo players will miss out on the best Runbow has to offer, and I encountered some crashes along the way, but definitely consider this for your upcoming games night with friends.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Jul 5, 2018
    10
    Bought this game 2 days ago in the eShop for $15 and it's probably the best purchase ever made. You are 2D characters who run in the stageBought this game 2 days ago in the eShop for $15 and it's probably the best purchase ever made. You are 2D characters who run in the stage and hot on platforms that disappear when colors flash and swipe. It's hard to explain but it's very awesome and even youtube videos don't do it justice.

    Solo Play: The solo play on the game is fun as hell, it's challenging but not extreme. You can go for just beating levels or getting all 3 rings by beating the best time, which takes an almost perfect run. There is also Bowhemoth mode which is one super long really hard stage. I beat it but it took me 2 hours and 800 deaths.

    Local Multiplayer: This is where the game shines. We had 4 people at once but you can do up to 9. Whether you run, or do vs mode, or king of the hill, it's insane fun. Like as fun as Smash Bros, no joke. You can also do a mix of local with online etc, this game has every feature Splatoon 2 should have had.

    Online: Have played a few online games. No one really does the battle or king of the hill but I always match with run mode and it's very fun.
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    this is possibly the best multiplayer game ever, with tons of replay value, and I do play ARMs, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart, Smash etc. For only $15 the digital purchase is a steal (you can do $12 for all the rest of the DLC).

    I very strongly recommend this game, just amazing.
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  2. Jul 16, 2018
    8
    Runbow is a fun little game is the perfect game for the Nintendo Switch. The great concept of the game design cannot be faulted. It's uniqueRunbow is a fun little game is the perfect game for the Nintendo Switch. The great concept of the game design cannot be faulted. It's unique and stands out. The style of gameplay and the idea behind is great also. The soundtracks suit the game down to a tee and amass a good variety of modes with the game. Definitely one for when your mates are around to kill some time when you're waiting on the delivery of your takeaway. Expand

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