Jackrabbit Sunshine ($0.99) by Studio MFB, LLC is an endless runner for the fuzzy bunny in all of us. Follow this cottontail on his casual adventure as he collects flowers and explores the landscape.
Unlike others in the genre, this endless runner game doesn’t ask you to avoid pitfalls or make sharp turns in order to stay alive. There are no diabolical villains trying to destroy the earth. The happy jackrabbit in this tale is just out for a stroll. He collects flowers and jumps fences, but the only thing you have to watch out for is nightfall.
Players control a rabbit as it travels down a path. You don’t have to stay on the path though. There are more flowers along the hillside, and more flowers mean more points.
Touch the screen to turn to the left or right and gather colorful vegetation. Watch out for the giant mushrooms though. They don’t cause any damage, but they will slow you down.
You can jump over fences by swiping upward on the screen. There are usually large patches of flowers on the other side of fences, so be sure to find them and jump over them as often as possible.
There are two power ups in this game. If a player comes across a carrot, the rabbit will speed up for a few seconds. Mushroom collisions will end the bonus speed. Sunflowers increase the time on the clock, staving off nightfall for a few more seconds.
Once the sun goes down and the moon comes up, the course is over. The goal is to see how far you can go and how many points you can earn by collecting flowers.
This game is perfect for people that don’t like the stress of games like Temple Run and Agent Dash. The concept is the same, but here you don’t have as many obstacles to worry about. The rabbit never dies. You keep playing until the sun sets. It is sort of like an endless runner game for kids. There isn’t a whole lot to this game, but for $0.99, it is a good download for those who like endless runners, but can’t seem to get very far with them.