Greedy Dwarf ($0.99) by Crescent Moon Games is an action arcade game that is like an endless runner, but actually ends. Hop inside the speedy mine cart, grab the gold, and have the craziest ride of your life.
Released: Jul 03, 2013
Size: 39.0 MB
Seller: Crescent Moon Games
Players take the reigns of a fast moving mine cart with a gold-stealing dwarf. The goal is to get all of the gold and grab the rocket pack before getting to the end of the line.
To control the cart, slide your finger around on the screen to change which direction the cart goes. When driving through a tunnel, the cart can loop around 360 degrees. To jump, tap the screen with two fingers.
Sometimes, the game shows you the view from behind the cart. Other times, it switches to a side-scrolling view. When you are seeing the cart from the side, you can’t control its direction, but you can still jump.
Each level features a complex obstacle course surrounded by lava. Players must rotate around in tunnels to avoid wide gaps and jump over holes. To collect the gold, maneuver around the path, gathering as much as possible.
When I first downloaded this game, I assumed it was a typical endless runner, similar to Temple Run. I quickly discovered that, although it has elements of the endless runner genre, it is very different. For example, the runs actually end.
The cart’s movement is very unique. Because it can rotate through the tunnels, you will sometimes find yourself upside down. Since the angle switches from 3-D to side scrolling and back again, it can be hard to make the adjustment in you mind
I was pleasantly surprised by how fun this game is. It is challenging, unique, and fun. However, it sticks with the traditional elements of a runner game that we love. There are no bonuses to buy or special powers to obtain, so the game starts to feel repetitive after a while, but for the most part, it is fun and easy to pick up and play. The price is right at only $0.99. I recommend this game for fans of the endless runner genre that are looking for something different.
App Store Description:
Get ready for the seat of your pants wild ride of your life – on a minecart!
You know, they called me stupid when I “borrowed” gold from the ol’ hag in the forest. They called me mad when I stole the big Cyclop´s gold pouch. They called me crazy when I grabbed that golden tooth from Cthulhu. I wonder what they’ll call me when I find the Fat Dragon´s chest? You can call me greedy, I don’t care. Are you ready for the ride of your life laddy?!
Are you just as greedy? Will you risk your life to get that last gold nugget? Greedy Dwarf features 32 challenging levels that will keep you swearing under your thick dwarfish beard!
– 32 beautiful 3d levels
– Different modes of play
– Dynamic music
– Two control schemes