Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 5, 2011
    100
    There are more complex games out there, but there aren't many more exciting games on the iPhone and iPod than Canabalt. Its simplicity is an asset that takes advantage of the system like few other games other have.
  2. Mar 2, 2011
    90
    Canabalt is my most-played iPad game by far. Its simple, fun concept distills platforming down to its bare essence of running and jumping.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 19, 2012
    9
    The beauty of Canabalt lies in both the simplicity of it's interface and its polish. You only have to touch the screen to jump. Ready? Go! A monochrome city under attack by what appears to be aliens is the setting for this game as you make your way through your first window. Dramatic music by the illustrious Danny B looms overhead as you hurtle through empty space, as you land, roll and recover when landing on a structure. Eventually you will learn the audio cues for falling spacecraft, the finesse required to jump through a window, and that other peoples scores make it look like you suck at this game. Sure, you may feel cheated at times, as you hit a wall and tumble to your death. But like the good book says, "All is fair in love and parkour."

    Have fun.
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