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Review Danger Dash
Another mediocre runner - perfectly adequate, thoroughly uninspired
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 07 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Decent graphics, addictive game play, responsive controls
Upgrades aren't worth it given the mediocre play, uses a lot of system resources, very common
Danger Dash for Android is yet another Temple Run knock-off. The play is actually pretty good and the visuals keep things moving, but there’s little inspiration.
Danger Dash is actually pretty addictive, but that’s mostly due to the fact that runner games are addictive in general. In this retread, you’re running form a pack of ravenous tigers through an ancient, Indiana Jones type locale. I say ‘running from tigers’ quite loosely here, because once the game begins, the tigers are nowhere to be seen; I expected to see animations of Mr. Dash being eaten alive whenever he face plants, but this pack of meat eaters apparently got bored with this game too, and just stopped chasing him.
The controls are quite good and responsive; the usual swipes to jump, duck, change lanes and ....yaawwwn…. Sorry, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, sorry this game just makes me sleepy. Yes, the action is decent. And the graphics aren't half bad. But there’s literally nothing new or interesting going on here.
The game ran my CPU hot pretty quick, which means it’s a battery killer. The sounds are …decent. Everything about this game is competent and ….decent. But if you notice, I’m hard pressed to come up with anything exciting to say, because the game is just ….decent.
Danger Dash has promise, however at this point in tome, it’s just boring. Everything about it is perfectly adequate, it’s just hard to see why anyone would choose this rendition of a popular knock-off over all the other redundant knock-offs. However, if you just love these runner style games and can’t get enough of them, well ….here’s another one for you. They all start looking the same after a while, and this one does nothing to set itself apart as anything special.