Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Oct 16, 2013
    If you want to play a beautiful, clever physics puzzler, and learn a little something about fonts along the way, then Type:Rider is for you. Period.
  2. Oct 14, 2013
    Type:Rider is an incredibly gorgeous, fun, educational game.
  3. Grab It Magazine
    Feb 10, 2014
    A great example of how the infectious indie scene is facilitating a gaming revolution. So much more than forgettable, popcorn entertainment, it manages to be a deep and enriching without sacrificing fun. [Issue 0, January 2014]
  4. Oct 13, 2013
    In spite of these shortcomings, you absolutely must play Type: Rider. I don't care if you aren't interested in typography, because it doesn't matter. It's an intricately-designed masterpiece that constantly throws fresh challenges and situations at you for the entire run of the game.
  5. Nov 19, 2013
    Type:Rider couldn't be a more unlikely game, really. It's a collision of visual and gameplay styles topped off with an incredibly narrow educational focus, and yet through ingenious design and polished gameplay it emerges as one of the best mobile titles of the year. You don't have to be a graphic design student to enjoy this one.
  6. Oct 30, 2013
    Type:Rider succeeds not only in making the story of typography looking interesting, but also, even better, in using that unusual background in the best way, with inspired graphics and interesting pieces of information.
  7. Oct 15, 2013
    If you’re looking for nonstop action, something tells me that you really have no interest in typography or simply platform puzzling. But, if you’re looking to slow down your gaming time and learn a bit about history, then you can’t do better than Type: Rider.
  8. Oct 15, 2013
    But despite these minor annoyances, Type:Rider is still as elegant as anything in mobile gaming today, and the constantly changing canvas is always brimming with inspiration and captivating ways to think about words, and the letters that help to craft them in particular.
  9. Oct 15, 2013
    Getting around has its frustrating moments, but Type:Rider remains a fascinating interactive exploration of typography that's unlike anything else on the App Store.
  10. Oct 12, 2013
    As educational as it is fun, Type:Rider uses environments composed of letters to teach the history of fonts.
  11. Oct 11, 2013
    Even floaty physics and control issues can’t derail this absolutely stunning interactive history of typography/platformer.
  12. Oct 10, 2013
    A solid and entertaining platformer, Type:Rider has a few niggling problems, but it's still worth a look.
  13. Oct 16, 2013
    Generous checkpoints alleviate some of the control issues, and the unique visual style is almost worth the price of admission on its own, but Type: Rider falls just short of its lofty vision.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. May 2, 2017
    Type Rider
    From fun to frustrating
    Type Rider is a side scrolling platforming Games where you play as a colon 2 dots not the other one
    Type Rider
    From fun to frustrating
    Type Rider is a side scrolling platforming Games where you play as a colon
    2 dots
    not the other one
    The game starts out pretty okay, decently fun, learning the history of fonts..
    hopping on letters
    and slowly this 2 hours game gets more and more challenging…
    I really enjoyed the first half..
    it was pretty numbing..
    simple and enjoyable enough…
    a few puzzles thrown in there to get a white dot into a slot and move on…
    But as the challenge increased..
    the less fun the game got…
    These dots aren’t exactly the most fluent characters in platforming game history..
    one will weigh the other down…
    you can balance with the triggers, but throughout my journey I never got the hangout it
    I button mashed my way through the frustrating final level which by the way also feature a game braking bug
    This game has a feature where if youre stuck you can press triangle to restart a section of a chapter…
    Of course id bump this button way too many times on a table while frustratingly trying to balance these characters mid air only to lose my progress…
    And one of these accidental redos set me a good ways back and when I got to the point I was at in the level, it was closed off and I couldn’t progress,
    so I had to exit the level and retry this frustrating section again..
    Most of the few final levels are frustrating as they make you deal with the balancing mechanic that the game never really prepares you for..
    youre just suddenly forced to use it after you learned about it way back in the tutorial…
    But frustrations aside.. none of the levels are really interesting or well design..
    aside for some very few and tiny neat moments in the game..
    The level design really just feels like a bunch of random levels all over the place and nothing more…
    Type Rider is an okay time..
    Nothing Special..
    Nothing youll remember after you reach its credits..
    I give Type Rider
    a 5/10
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  2. Mar 13, 2015
    Just to mention - I've just finished the ANDROID version of the game, not the iOS, but I assume it's pretty much the same.

    Type:Rider is a
    Just to mention - I've just finished the ANDROID version of the game, not the iOS, but I assume it's pretty much the same.

    Type:Rider is a cool platformer which mixes nicely video gaming with knowledge.
    In the game you play as two dots, and you're going to run around with these two in a world which would teach you about the evolution of fonts and writing.

    The idea is nice, the execution is pretty awesome, and while I'm not sure how many people would be fascinated by the subject this game focuses, it's still a lovely way to pass some time, especially in this version which fits great to smartphones.

    The artistic style of the game is also very nice to watch, and the settings of each level are enjoyable, and while some sections could be rather frustrating, the game usually flows well and I really enjoyed most of it!

    I hope to see some more games like that in the future as this one presents a very interesting and unique ideas!
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