Retro Rugby takes gesture-based gameplay and blends it with a sports theme, putting you in the head of a Rugby player as he sprints for the goal-line.
Developer: twentysix Mobile
- Completely free.
- Gesture-based ball running action.
- Retro visual and sound design.
No setup. Download and play – doesn’t even support Google Play, disappointingly.
While I’m not a Rugby guy, personally, I found this game to be pretty cute. The retro graphics, music and sound effects are charming, and the simplistic gameplay is fun at first, though it grows to be repetitive the more you play.
[df-caption title=”Main Menu.” url=”https://www.androidguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1456991679670.jpg”]
It’s all very simple; your goal is to run a single player to the goal-line, often past defensemen. You don’t ever play defense yourself, and there are various “extra point” markers you can run your man into in order to score extra points. You only have a certain amount of time for each run, so reading the defense and calculating your move in a timely manner is important.
[df-caption title=”Run into multipliers to increase your score.” url=”https://www.androidguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1456991725082.jpg”]
Unfortunately for the fun factor in this game, that’s all there is to it. It’s the same sequence every single time, with no variation or randomness to it; once you’ve played it a single time, you’ve played all there is to offer. Your journey from levels 1 to 10 will be the same every time, with your only goal each time you play to progress a step farther than before. This can really affect how fun the game is, making it more frustrating than enjoyable. Since there’s no Google Play support, you can’t even gun for achievements.
[df-caption title=”Don’t run out of time!” url=”https://www.androidguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1456991832116.jpg”]
What I like
- Retro graphics and sound.
- Cool concept.
- 100% free.
What I don’t
- No replay value.
- No random generation.
In all, a charming, promising, but ultimately disappointing experience. You’ve nothing to lose by downloading this little game, for it’s completely free, but don’t expect to keep it around for too terribly long.