This endless runner game, featuring the famed video game icon, features expectedly first-rate controls and graphics. Crates burst open in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! when Crash bangs into them, and the perspective shifts to a close-up view of your character when you reach the end of the path in rounds. The backstory isn't explained too clearly but involves Crash and his sister, Coco, trying to save the multiverse by defeating Doctor Neo Cortex. To do that, players will need to first conquer his cronies, such as Nitro Scorporilla -- after they defeat several members of her gang.
The varied moves Crash can make -- which include jumping, spinning, and ducking -- offer a way for players to mix things up a bit during the various obstacle runs. They'll also periodically embark on tasks in different locations, such as runs to collect materials they can use to create explosives in the game's Nitro Labs. The developers have included a considerable amount of levels, so players probably won't burn through the entire experience soon after starting. The rounds, though, generally feature a pretty similar format -- you run, try to avoid certain objects, and aim to connect with others until you reach the end and face off against a large creature. As a result, even with different settings and foes, the game starts to feel a bit repetitive, so players may not be overly eager to see how far they can get. But Crash isn't the only thing that moves quickly -- the rounds do, too -- and given the game's well-above-average graphics and general lack of ads, Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! can certainly serve as a fun, free way for players to spend some time.