Sir Steve Redgrave’s River Adventure – Free Arcade Game (Free) by Appshen Limited is a universal endless runner, or more precisely, an endless boater game full of alligators, snapping turtles and swiftly flowing water. Don’t get stuck on the wrong side of the river or you’ll find yourself at the mouth of a hungry piranha.
Players control the legendary Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave as he travels through the jungle, avoiding rocks, felled trees and all manner of dangerous things. Along the way, pick up nuggets to earn the highest score.
Each leg of the river is filled with various obstacles to make it more difficult to maneuver the waters. Swipe the screen from side to side in order to move out of the way of oncoming tragedy. Some obstacles, like snapping turtles, piranhas, and alligators, move through the water, making it even more difficult for you to plan your moves.
Players earn points for every nugget that gets collected along the way. Earn the highest point score and receive a gold medal for your hard work.
There are two different worlds, each with five levels. The courses aren’t particularly hard to beat, but earning the gold medal is not an easy task.
Players can remove the ad banners for $0.99 through an in-app purchase. However, the pop-up message that reminds you about removing ads is more annoying than the ads themselves.
As a free game, this is worth the download. It is easy enough to play, but does have some replay value. You can easily complete each level with a silver medal within two hours, but getting the gold takes more effort. If you like easy going endless runner games that don’t ask a lot from you, download this game. You’ll have fun while it lasts.