The fable about the turtle and the hare is well known, with the slow and steady turtle winning the race over the fast and lazy hare who stops to nap. Run Sheldon takes place just after that iconic race.
Sheldon the turtle has won the famous “Tortoise and the Hare” Golden Racing Trophy, and the hares are furious! Sheldon needs to keep on running in this game or risk being torn apart by angry, vengeful rabbits.
As you probably already guessed, Run Sheldon is an endless running game. You will play as Sheldon, who will run forward continuously. Tap on the screen to jump and tap and hold to jump even higher. The simple controls work well and are easy to pick up, which means this game is suitable for players of all ages.
You can use jumps to smash hares – just hop on their heads. You will also use jumps to overcome other obstacles like ledges and puddles of water. In some parts of the game there are slippery water spots which will send Sheldon soaring forward.
The game incorporates a series of goals, such as smashing a number of hares or running a certain distance. You will be rewarded with coins when you complete these goals and you will also be able to grab coins as you run.
Coins can be spent in the shop to purchase upgrades for the power ups that are sprinkled throughout the game. Power ups do things like give Sheldon a bubble shield or wings for flying.
Coins can also be used to purchase an extra life when you die. After you run into a hare, you have the option to keep going by spending a small number of coins. This allows players to keep going and keeps the game from being difficult.
Run Sheldon has bright and colorful graphics that look fantastic on both the Retina iPad and the iPad mini. Sheldon himself is super cute and the bunnies, though evil, look sweet.
This isn’t a particularly hard endless runner, so it’s best suited to casual gamers, but racers of all ages can have fun competing to reach the top of the leaderboards in Run Sheldon.
What I liked: The game looks great. There are several different areas to run through, from a sunny meadow to a shadowy forest. Because the game incorporates extra lives and simple one touch gameplay, it is suitable for both children and adults.
What I didn’t like: Because the game is designed for players of all ages, it isn’t as challenging as other endless running games that I have played. In fact, the difficulty ramps up quite slowly and the game pace felt stuttered at times. Power ups are also quite expensive, so expect to spend time grinding unless you want to shell out cash to play.
To buy or not to buy: I highly recommend giving Run Sheldon a try. It’s a cute endless runner that’s sure to suck up hours of your free time. Since it’s available at no cost, you’ve got nothing to lose!
- App Name: Run Sheldon!
- Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
- Category: Games
- Developer: Bee Square
- Price: Free