Rayman Fiesta Run Review
Rayman is back with new levels and the same classic formula in this new platformer for iPhone, iPad and Android
Rayman is a legend in the world of gaming and the latest instalment brings more of the fun that you may have experienced many times before. If you are familiar with Rayman, there is a temptation to see this as just another set of levels with some new music and enhanced environments to play in, but that should not necessarily be seen as a bad thing. It is a tried-and-tested formula and one that works extremely well on a smartphone or tablet thanks to the simplistic controls and the way everything has been designed to allow for simple taps to control the character.
As you progress, the levels become visually more pleasing and there are many more challenges to complete, but it remains a genre that requires thinking quickly and timing each jump to perfection to gain the most points. With more than 75 levels to play, you should be playing for some time, but repetition is also a factor that becomes apparent if you play for long stints in one go. To a point this is unavoidable, but there is still a sense of adding another variant to the franchise by only changing the aesthetics and background music.
Still, it would be too critical to not highlight the quality of the graphics and the way the game plays, and for those who are new to the Rayman legend there is a lot to enjoy here. One aspect that is not often mentioned is how enjoyable the game can be for younger children and adults alike, thanks to the simplicity of the controls and the never-ending cuteness of the main character. With so many rewards on offer here, there is just enough to keep most people coming back for more.
There is some lag present on low-end devices, but when we tested it at the higher end of the hardware spectrum, everything ran smoothly, so it’s worth being aware in case you intend to play it on a budget phone. Aside from this it’s still a largely positive experience with much to enjoy.
A fun and well-constructed game, but it could perhaps be slightly more original.
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