Temple Run has been storming the Google Play charts, and prior to that it was enjoying a strong run on iOS. It didn't take all too long for a clone to surface—at least that's what went through my mind the first time I saw GRAVITY PROJECT. Having tested it I am pleased to report that's it's more than a mere clone; read on for more information.
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Features & Use
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Android version: 3.2
So, you all know that I quite liked Temple Run when I tried it out, the Indiana Jones-esque game in which the adventurer protagonist has stolen a small statuette from a temple and winds up being chased around by a monster. Gamers have to navigate the character, help him get past obstacles and collect items such as coins. In short, the gameplay is simple but really fun and addictive, especially if you enjoy trying to achieve high scores.
GRAVITY PROJECT may look like a clone at first glance, and, having tested it for a few days now, I can say that there are some similarities. GRAVITY PROJECT is a science fiction and the objective is also to steer a character through a sort of space ship. But rather steer the actual character, you ahve to change the gravitational force so that the figure can run along the walls as well as the ground.
+2 items have to be collected so as not to strike out due to lack of time, as these items prolong the time you've been given. There are also tons of obstacles, more than in Temple Run, and they present more of a challenge: starting with boxes (which can be more or less of an obstacle, depending on the gravity), laser barriers that will knock off valuable time and any combination of the two.
GRAVITY PROJECT is quite challenging and in order to progress you really have to keep on your toes.
So, what do we prefer? Temple Run or GRAVITY PROJECT? Honestly—it's not an easy question to answer. GRAVITY PROJECT may have been inspired by Temple Run, but it has its own thing going for it.
Screen & Controls
Top marks in this department GRAVITY PROJECT runs with the ever popular Unity Engine and the graphics are great—dare I say even a notch better than Temple Run. Controls are easy and very cleverly designed.
Speed & Stability
GRAVITY PROJECT runs smoothly and strikes us as being very stabile. The only minor drawback is that it can take a while to load.
GRAVITY PROJECT is free and available from Google Play. There are ads but they don't bother me in the least.