This game is the landscape version of Temple Run – only much darker
According to dictionary.com, parkour is defined as: “The sport of moving along a route trying to get around or through various obstacles in the quickest and most efficient manner possible, as by jumping, climbing, or running.” Well, that’s exactly what Vector is.
Add that to the fact that the player’s character has just escaped from a totalitarian regime and is on the run from a taser-wielding ‘Big Brother’ who’s been given strict orders to bring him back and you have a highly addictive game on your hands.
Vector is essentially a first-person running game where the usual swipes (up and down) result in jumping and sliding respectively. However, as you progress, you collect coins to unlock tricks which add panache to your jumps and increase your efficiency through the course, thereby helping you to outrun the agent chasing you.
Despite it being free on Android, you are prompted to make in-app purchases at the end of every stage. These allow you to unlock special moves early. Otherwise you do so by collecting coins and reaching special checkpoints.
You sometimes have to play a course a few times to get acquainted with it and time your jumps/slides, but new moves and challenging obstacles will keep bringing you back to this one. The game’s high-quality graphics and equally intense background score result in a slight lag on the Galaxy S III, but it shouldn’t be an issue for most handsets.
It's a highly addictive affair where timing is everything. A strong storyline and great graphics make it a must-have game.
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