There’s not much to be said about the graphics in Rail Rush. The character is an obvious nod to an explorer (cough*Indiana Jones*cough).
Rail Rush ($0.99) iTunes
“Your job is to collect precious stones, so get those gold nuggets and gems! There will be surprises along the way, and special gifts to earn if you’re lucky! Break the rock eggs to reveal what’s inside of them and pick up all the gems for your personal explorer’s collection!”
In fact, the whole game reminded me a bit of Temple of Doom. There are 6 different environments for you to play in, and the graphics look good on the retina display.
Rail Rush is a pick up and play game, and because of that the controls have to be something simple and effective that the average person can pick up and understand right away. And that is exactly what Rail Rush does. Swipe left or right to hop be went he tracks, swipe up jump, and swipe down to duck. You also tilt to lean, which lets you collect treasures along the ride.
To some Rail Rush may resemble Temple Run to some extent. To me, I found it as a fun change, from all the other people doing runners, at least now you’ve got a cart. The idea is the same, except you’ll be swapping rails instead of turning. You still jump over obstacles, and duck under obstacles. As you progress, your cart goes faster and faster, which makes it harder to keep up. As you play, you can collect gold nuggets and gems which can be used to buy new characters or cool power ups. And in this game in particular, the power ups really breathe life into the game. Of course the game does give you certain goals, like collecting a certain amount of gems, changing tracks __ amount of times, etc.
It’s difficult not to find the gameplay comparable to Temple Run at times, but the game does provide a nice twist on the game that other games have not, while also introducing new elements. Rail Rush exceeds because it doesn’t try to be more than a fun, quick fix game.
And because of this I’ve found myself playing the game whenever I have a couple of minutes to kill. If you’re looking for a simple fun game, even if you’re tired of Temple Run clones, I would still recommend Rail Rush. It’s different enough to keep you entertained. 7/10.