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Get your Rubberducky to the top of the leaderboard with this fun runnergame

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Rubberduck Journey is an extremely diverse and particularly community-oriented game - the next ... More

Editor's review

Published 24 Aug 2021

It's kinda hard to believe that, considering just how far back computer games go, the runner game is a relatively new phenomenon. The first real endless runner game is generally considered to be a game called Canabalt back in 2009 but you can go back a few years to see its inspiration in a Korean game called Nom. Having said that however, my older gaming friends insist that they used to play something not dissimilar to a runner way back in the 80's. Anyway, now that we're in 2021 there have been a whole heap of runner games and they just keep getting better and better.

Rubberduck Journey is the latest incarnation in the evolution of the runner game. This free game for Android and iOS is an exciting mix of action and adventure with the added bonus of having a bit of a community feel to it. There are also a heck of a lot more things going on than there were in the days of Canabalt and Nom. The game takes you through a journey of the imagination and helps you improve your duck's range of abilities where, if it plays wisely, it can become a superhero, a unicorn, a policeman or a magician.

The simple way to explain the game is this. Your rubber duck has fallen into a raging river and will have to manoeuvre its way through the torrent whilst avoiding obstacles and keeping a look out for the enemy. The river dwellers are the enemies here and include everything from beavers to crocs and a whole lot more. Your duck is going to need your skill and expertise to negotiate the challenge because this game is definitely not just about collecting items and rewards as you move along. To help you along, there's a cool tutorial in the app that will show you how to succeed.

Of course, you get to pick your favorite duck from a whole bunch of them and you can gradually upgrade its ability to get it out of trouble as it move down the river. √Ďaturally, you want your duck to become the dominant one and you can make your duck much more powerful by collecting tasks and finding soap bubbles containing useful items along the way. You'll also be able to use your skill to help your duck avoid the many obstacles opinion it's way by using the new found special abilities to avoid any danger.

Rubberduck Journey is an innovative runner game that's easy to play but hard to master. It features nice graphics and intuitive controls. You can choose the landscape around you by taking your game to Ancient Egypt, surrounding yourself with volcanoes or by taking on a desert terrain. Make a 'party' with your friends by creating a duck family to take on the competition, beat the high score and be the best team. The developers are also planning to create some 'sponsored special events' in the near future via special updates. The app is free to download and play but some items are available for purchase with real cash. However, you can deactivate in-app purchases in your device settings, if you so desire. Rubberduck Journey is available now for Android and iOS in the usual app stores.

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