Games Reviews: Canabalt

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The Independent Tech


Format iPhone/iPod Touch

Publisher Semi Secret Software

Pressing one button to jump, and doing absolutely nothing else, doesn’t sound like much fun; Canabalt is proof that on the iPhone, style can more than make up for substance. The beauty and pleasure of the title comes in its dark, mysterious atmosphere, the delicate animation of the tiny figure you help run across the rooftops in mad flight from a nebulous threat. Hit a box and you slow down; fall down a gap and its game over. That’s it. You’ll play it again, and again, and again.