I first came across Runbow at an E3 Indie event called The Mix in 2015. From the second I started playing I knew the game was something special — I even gave it my ‘indie game of the show’ award. The game first launched on Nintendo Wii U in August 2015, and while I did love playing it on that platform, the Wii U’s online infrastructure just isn’t up to par with the Xbox One. So I was looking forward playing with my Xbox buddies when it launched on the console. Unfortunately, I’ve seen very little interest in this fantastic game!
So that’s why I felt compelled to write this article and get the word out there on how fun this party game is. It might not have the most attractive art-style or premise (at first glance) — but it definitely deserves a chance, especially since it’s free for Gold Members!
It could be just the people I’m associated with, but you’d think a game featuring such iconic characters would be getting a bit more attention from my fellow gamers. Here are some of the indie heroes included in the title.
Not only is the nine player multiplayer a blast, but there’s even an adventure mode with surprisingly addicting platforming levels. Gaining three stars for each one is a feat that I’m very proud of. The constantly-changing colors affect whether or not a platform is visible. You have to learn the rhythm of the color-changes as you keep attempting to complete the level. Sooner or later you’re then able to perfectly time your jumps with the motion of the color swaps. It’s a truly unique experience, I only wish there were more level available.
I hope, somehow, this article has persuaded you to check out Runbow, or at least add it to your download queue. Do you think you’ll give the game a shot? Leave all your thoughts in the comments section below, or on our social media page!
Brett Medlock is one of our leads on video production here at Enthusiast Gaming. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll