Flood Runner 4


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DoraFlood Runner 4Bryan Devlin wants you run, run as fast as you can in the action-packed arcade game Flood Runner 4, where a high score is only one glorious upgrade or hard-won achievement away. Use the [arrow] keys to run and jump and don't stop. There's a flood a comin', as you might have surmised from the title, and it's going to catch up with you one way or another, so you might as well put on a good show. Nab golden tokens to earn experience points that will grant you new abilities, avoid hazards like monsters, spikes, and giant t-rexes that will hurt your limited health, and land on things like banana peels or launch pads for a boost. Some enemies can be dealt with by leaping through or on them, but if you get caught in a pinch, follow the onscreen prompts quickly to lay down a beating on your foe and keep running. If Olympic training were like this, folks, we'd see a lot more ties for first place.

The Flood Runner series has come a long way since the beginning, and the team behind it has done a great job of keeping the fan-favourite simple and addictive gameplay intact while adding enough to keep it feel fresh without being cluttered. The decision to dole out abilities like the double-jump and glide based on experience does make it a bit of a grind for a high score over skill, and a bit less immediately gratifying, though this does give the game a bit more replay value so newcomers won't feel like they've seen everything in the first two minutes. Though Flood Runner 4 is as simple as it gets in terms of gameplay and objective, the amount of surprises to see and bells and whistles to set off makes this the perfect candy-coated gaming snack for players looking for something light and fun. After all, at the end of a long day don't we all want to come home, slip into something comfortable, and forget about work by being chased around by a giant hungry dinosaur until we drown?

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this game is great i like it

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Runs horribly on this computer. I switched it to Low quality and it ran *worse*.

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From someone that never played the previous Flood Runners I have to say I am loving this one.

Achievement Unlocked on steroids with a touch of Fancy Pants thrown in for good measure:)

Also just to mention in case anyone else missed it for a while, on the Main Menu, under My Stats it list all the unlockables and exactly what they do.

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How do you know how your new abilities work? I think I've finally got a handle on "float" or whatever it's called (although I could be using it ineffectively), and I've figured out "wall-runner", but when I level up I like to be able to actually do new things.

I think this might be what @yaddab is talking about, but I don't see it.

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Hi Parmeisan, I think it is what I am talking about go to Main Menu (the one with the quality toggles etc)

On the left hand side is your little guy on a diving board, mouse over him and "My Stats" option shows up. Click on that and then on the next screen at the bottom click on "Unlockables". This gives you a full explanation of the abilities and how to use them.

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Wow, that is so hidden that I could not even find it when I knew it was supposed to be there. (You have to hover over the dude... wow.)

Thanks so much for pointing it out and showing me how to get there!

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how do you battle the t-rex? i have no idea

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