Joe Danger Infinity Is Boring And Not Infinite [Review]

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Infinite runners are called infinite because they continue indefinitely. This is a fact, and one completely lost to the developers of Joe Danger Infinity. In this side-scrolling “racing” game, you tap the screen as Joe charges along any of the 100 toy stunt tracks provided.

You can unlock new bikes (or rockets) through the coins you collect in each stage or through micro-transactions, and generally you’re competing against other players to get the highest score.

Joe Danger Infinity by Hello Games
Category: iOS Games
Works With: iPhone, iPad
Price: $0.99

That’s if you can figure out how to score more than a few hundred points at any time.

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I suppose what makes Joe Danger Infinity “infinite” is that you do not have to guide Joe along the tracks. He launches from the start, and your only real interaction from that point is to tap the screen to avoid obstacles and gather coins. So, he is infinitely moving in that sense.

To be fair, this isn’t the worst game I’ve played on iOS. No, I’ve booted up several apps this week that crash when you hit the play button. I can confirm that Joe Danger is bursting with functionality, but the actual gameplay is simply lackluster. I think it is confused on what it wants to do. Infinite runners clearly inspired the design of the game, but you need more than a yard stick graphic on the level select menu to properly classify as one. If Joe Danger Infinite was one constantly running level full of tricky jumps, ducking, and collectible coins, then it would live up to its title.

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But the truly damning thing about Joe Danger is that it forces you to do too many things at once. Tap to jump, hold to duck, time jumps, and be sure you’re frantically tapping the screen to get collectibles that you can only gather by tapping away from the track. To earn 100 percent in each level you’ll have to balance all these things but that is increasingly frustrating.

joe danger 1Game Name: : Joe Danger Infinity
The Good: It’s a Joe Danger game. Kinda.
The Bad: Everything else about it.
The Verdict If you’re into games pretending to do the whole infinite runner thing and sadness, boy do I have a game for you.
Buy from: App Store – Joe Danger Infinity – Hello Games

Cult of Mac rating: 2/5

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  • Inaba_kun

    Wow, what a stunningly awful review. You have spectacularly missed the point of the Joe Danger series. They’re not infinite runners at all. They’re a mix of trials type gameplay with some excite bike thrown in, and all done with Nintendo level polish and presentation.

    We’ll done on the click bait I suppose, but negative points for slamming an excellent game created by a great little dev.

  • bigloz

    I made myself an account PURELY so I could disagree to this review. I have always been a avid follower of Cult Of Mac, but this has made me reconsider the sites (normally) accurate and informed reviews. To me Both the Joe Danger games on iOS and a version on PS3 that I have, have been of fantastic quality. Great gameplay combined with beautiful presentation, sadly missing from a lot of junk on the App store. I can only think the reviewer did not get the whole point of the game, I’d NEVER think of it as an infinite runner, it has a lot more gameplay and variety than all those tedious games. It’s a shame, because this independent developer could do with a lot more praise than this shoddy review gives. If u want a real overview visit the App store and see all the glowing comments this app gets.

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