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Runbow (2015) is an unusual racing game where each player controls a coloured figure who must run and jump their way through the platform levels ahead of their opponents who are trying to do the same thing.

You all share the same screen and battle as you race. You can double jump as well as perform attacks to defeat enemies or gain extra reach whilst jumping. The background of each level constantly shifts between a cycle of colours, causing obstacles of the same colour as the background, such as blockades and spikes, to disappear.

There are lots of different modes and challenges: time trials, a special mode called "Master the Bowhemoth", as well as other modes that are not racing-focused, such as "King of the Hill" and "Arena”.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Runbow 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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This is a Race and Traversal game with Action and Fighting elements. You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room or as a 9-player online game. If you have enough controllers you can play with up to 9 players. On the Wii U you can share the 4 Wii-Remote and Nun-Chuck between two players and use the game-pad for a total of 9. On the Switch, each player needs their own Joy-Con half or separate controller for a total of 8. Four people on one system can go online to compete against a total of nine.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.

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Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


Runbow usually costs £10.79 to £11.99. 


XBox Store Xbox One £10.79
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £10.99
Switch StoreSALE Wii U £10.99 Unavailable On Digital Store
Switch Store Switch £11.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can purchase songs and outfits in the game. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/08/2015

Price: 80% off

Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, PS4, Switch, Wii U and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Players: 1-8 (9 online)

Genres: Race, Traversal (Action and Fighting)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: 13 amgames (@13amgames)

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