Review Rail Rush
Ride rails and collect jewels
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 31 Mar 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Neat graphics, quality 3d graphics, unusual plot, unusual game play, simple controls
Rail Rush is an incredibly fascinating runner for Windows Phone which, in our opinion, may as well become the main rival to such hits as Temple Run and Temple Run: Oz. Despite the fact that the developers have modified their name a little bit (earlier they were just Miniclip, and now they are Miniclip SA), the game turns out to be of the same high quality as the series Gravity Guy or iStunt 2.
Perhaps, the reason for correcting the company's title was the fact that the new game has appeared without the X-Box label. In general, it is not important. The important thing is that you will find a very exciting and dynamic gameplay which is pretty hard to be put aside. As it has been already mentioned, the game is built on the principle of third-person runners with a view from the back.
However, our ward doesn't like running and prefers to travel by a trolley on a rail road, if it can be called so. The roller coaster pales in comparison with what awaits our main character. The rails will often break off and you will have to do so that the main character jumps with the lorry to an adjoining road.
Range of obstacles and treasuresIn addition to break-aways, on the way the prospector will encounter various obstacles. Some of them you will have to jump over, the second ones should be passed having bent down, and in order to pass the third type without problems, you will need to tilt the main character in the direction opposite to that of the obstacle. With the help of tilting in different directions you can also collect gold and other valuables. The filthy lucre can be used in the in-game store to purchase various bonuses, while gems go straight to the game section of your achievements.
ControllingControlling in the game is carried out by means of gestures and an accelerometer. By tilting the smartphone in different directions, you make the trolley which the main character drives, lean. With the vertical gestures you can force the lorry to jump over an obstacle or to hide the main character inside when passing under an obstacle. The horizontal gestures let you jump from one road to another, and it does not matter which way the trolley is tilted. That is, for example, collecting gold bars to the left of the main character, it's easy to jump to the right rails.
ResumeThe game will please you with a huge number of locations, even within one and the same level. The main thing is not to miss a turn or just skip to the adjacent track in time. The game will delight you with elegant graphics with a hint of 3D and the wonderful soundtrack. The free version will make only one level of the five available to you, but it's enough to realize that the game is excellent.