Pocket Climber for iOS review: Climb the skyscraper that never ends

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CNET Editors' Rating

5 stars Spectacular
  • Overall: 9.2
  • Installation and Setup: 9.0
  • Features and Support: 8.0
  • Interface: 10.0
  • Performance: 10.0
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The Good Pocket Climber has fast-paced escape genre gameplay, responsive controls, and plenty of level variation to keep the game interesting.

The Bad The game encourages new players to buy coins to get ahead, but it doesn't take terribly long to earn them yourself.

The Bottom Line If you want a new angle on the perpetual running genre, Pocket Climber is a worthy purchase, with an excellent swipe control system, randomly generated obstacles, and plenty of challenges.

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Pocket Climber is a total remake of the arcade classic Crazy Climber, where your primary mission is to climb a skyscraper as high as possible. I was immediately interested in this title because I played the arcade game as a kid, and I'm happy to say, the remake as a perpetual runner (climber) does not disappoint.

The graphics have been completely redone, giving you a 3D perspective as you climb and dodge the game's many hazards. In Pocket Climber, people who live in the buildings seem to love to throw just about anything out of their windows, from vases and electric guitars to television sets and large couches. The buildings change as you climb, moving through different styles of buildings with unique challenges to keep the endless climb interesting. Also, each of the obstacles is randomly generated, so no two climbs are alike.

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Pocket Climber (iOS)

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