Relic Rush from Jason Pickering is a one-touch arcade game that makes Indiana Jones' job look easy. Relics are stashed at the end of a series of levels, each one guarded by a few denizens of the environment. As the creatures do their things, it's your job to tap the screen to put a temporary restraint on the protagonist's boundless energy. Pick your way across over 100 levels divided between five unique themes and see how good you are at not running!
The controls are as such: touch the screen! The little adventurer runs along on his own power, completely heedless of the dangers ahead. Touch and hold anywhere to stop him in his tracks, then release to continue. Time your pauses to avoid frogs, lizards, fireballs, ghosts, yetis and other dangers and make it to the exit of each stage in one piece. Eventually you'll nab the relic and move on to a new set of challenges!
The faster you complete the levels the better quality medal you'll receive at the end, and we all know settling for anything less than gold is a crime. Obstacles like jump arrows and slippery ice make things trickier, introducing just enough variety to keep you interested in pressing on. Relic Rush doesn't complicate things beyond these few basics, but honestly it doesn't need to. A great arcade-style diversion that perfect to hang onto for quick runs whenever you have a spare minute!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the iPad 3. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.