Runbow

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 50 critic reviews
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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2015

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.

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9.3 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2018

Runbow is an annoying, and frustrating game to play yet fun, exciting, and draws you in to do better. It’s great to play with more players and challenge them to do the highest score and be on top. Good for playing together with friends and family in get-togethers or in gatherings.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2015

For the price, I'd still recommend Runbow for solo players, as long as you really love platforming. Even if you only enjoy the genre just a little though, it's still a fantastic party game.

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9 / 10
Jul 10, 2018

Those looking for the basic Runbow experience can find everything they're looking for on the Nintendo Switch. Is it a full upgrade from the Wii U version? Not exactly. The Wii U version had a clever game mode called Color Master, in which one person on the Wii U GamePad could select the color patterns and try to troll their friends into dying. Losing that mode is sad, but fortunately, Runbow has plenty else to hang its hat on.

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Sep 6, 2015

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.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2015

Looking past those issues, Runbow is a fantastic game that I believe every Wii U owner should have. It's great single player and even more fun with some friends, both locally and online. Without a doubt, this is a great party game that has all the makings for a must have Wii U title. I can't suggest it enough.

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90 / 100
Sep 7, 2015

If you love party games, Runbow is definitely a game to add to your library, even for the single player Adventure mode it's worth it. There are hours of replay-ability in the Adventure and Bowhemoth modes, tons of unlockable content, and of course hours of fun online or local multiplayer. With six different game modes you'll never get bored. This is a game you don't want to miss out on; so pick your favourite controller, invite some friends over, and start the party.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2015

Runbow has a fairly unique concept in its playstyle that I don't believe I've seen in any other game before.  While the single player modes provide quite a bit of challenge on their own, I feel the multiplayer modes are where this game shines.  While AI opponents would have been nice so anyone could experience those modes, this is an excellent game for quick play on your own or for when you have lots of friends over.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2018

If you're a fan of party games or unique platforming, Runbow is a must-have title in your game library.

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Sep 8, 2015

With a bevy of different modes and ways to play, Runbow strikes the perfect balance between accessibility and appeal; you'd be hard-pressed to find a reason to turn down a game that's this fun.

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