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Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

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  • Summary: Runbow is a fast-paced action party game with a novel color mechanic: Up-to nine players race against each other as platforms and obstacles appear and disappear when the background changes vibrant colors.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 95
    Overall, Runbow is easily one of the best indie titles currently available on the Wii U, and the single best local multiplayer game I have played on the console. What really sets Runbow apart though isn’t just its multiplayer gameplay, but its plethora of modes, innovative level design, charm, and overall gaming excellence.
  2. 90
    Offering a splendid amount of content in one package that can be enjoyed in both single and multiplayer, the colorful Runbow easily deserves a spot in the party game lineup for any Wii U owner.
  3. Sep 9, 2015
    90
    It is totally unique in style, it has a great identity and has cemented it’s place in the indie world almost instantly as one of the best indie games on Wii U.
  4. Sep 8, 2015
    85
    Enjoyable platformer / Party Game with multiplayer modes enabled for up to 9 players simultaneously. Hypnotized fun for every single type of user.
  5. Nov 23, 2015
    80
    On a system without a lot of high-profile support lately, Runbow shines as an exclusive that plays to the Wii U's strengths and reflects the Nintendo ideals of a couch full of friends, laughing and playing together.
  6. Sep 14, 2015
    80
    One of the best massively multiplayer offline games of recent years, although like any party game its attractions are fairly fleeting.
  7. Sep 7, 2015
    60
    Ultimately, Runbow disappoints. Bowhemoth is a fun distraction. Single-player is a pretty traditional and unimaginative series of levels that only major platforming fans will maybe enjoy. And online is a hit or miss (mostly miss) collection of modes that is fun for a little while, but falls under the shadow of the Wii U’s insufficient online multiplayer ecosystem.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 22, 2015
    10
    This game is simple yet complex in design and has not been done before with full effect. It is a crazy fun party game (up to nine people!)This game is simple yet complex in design and has not been done before with full effect. It is a crazy fun party game (up to nine people!) that should be played. Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2017
    10
    Corrida? Luta? Plataforma? Conceito único? Soundtrack? diversos personagens de jogos indies? Diversão ilimitada? Diversos modos de se jogar?Corrida? Luta? Plataforma? Conceito único? Soundtrack? diversos personagens de jogos indies? Diversão ilimitada? Diversos modos de se jogar? Hm... realmente não sei porque estou dando 10. Expand
  3. Oct 29, 2017
    10
    I personally liked it, very great and entertaining game. This was more of a late release and it's hard to find in stores so I thought it wasI personally liked it, very great and entertaining game. This was more of a late release and it's hard to find in stores so I thought it was underrated. Over all a decent game. Expand
  4. Dec 16, 2015
    9
    People who have a Wii U should buy this game. The idea of game is really bright and brilliant.
    variable colors appears and block our way, and
    People who have a Wii U should buy this game. The idea of game is really bright and brilliant.
    variable colors appears and block our way, and we have to handle a controller for passing a stage. It makes us feeling fun of the game. Also diverse characters are in, which are unlockable. If you have this game, you can hold a controller for several hours, I'm sure.
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  5. Sep 3, 2015
    9
    If you own a WiiU and don't own this game you've made a blunder.

    Fantastic platforming game that is playable in both adventure and vs.
    If you own a WiiU and don't own this game you've made a blunder.

    Fantastic platforming game that is playable in both adventure and vs. modes (all modes are playable by 9 players!). Tons of modes. Tons of variety. Great music. Great in Groups. Great Solo. Wonderful unlockable characters! (Shovel Knight FTW!)
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  6. Sep 5, 2015
    9
    Great fun with other players, good platforming, tight controls and I love to play as indie icons as Shovel Knight and Juan from Guacamelee.Great fun with other players, good platforming, tight controls and I love to play as indie icons as Shovel Knight and Juan from Guacamelee.

    A real must have. Even more if you use to play with friends (I find this game much better played that way)
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  7. Oct 15, 2015
    8
    nice game. my kids r having a lot of fun by playing it. so colourful, joyful and with an original dynamic. very good purchase. surelynice game. my kids r having a lot of fun by playing it. so colourful, joyful and with an original dynamic. very good purchase. surely recommend as a must have wii u title. Expand

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