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Overview

Record Run is a runner style game that generates levels based on music proved with the game, as well as the users own songs stored on their device. The player must try to collect as many records as they can that have been knocked out of their hands and strewn along the side-walk.

Gameplay

Players make their character; swap lanes, jump, wall run, pole swing and slide by swiping their finger on the touch-screen (ex: swipe up to jump, down to slide) to dodge obstacles, collect records and acquire power ups. Players earn points from dodging obstacles (more points are awarded if they dodge them at the correct time) and collecting records.

Then at the end of song the game takes your score, and how many obstacles you dodged and how well you timed it and grades you on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Record Run has the following gameplay elements:

Groove World

When the player successfully dodges an obstacle a meter fills up. When the meter fills, the objects in the world will start dancing in time with the music. Filling it up a second time will enter the player into the Groove World which transforms the player in to an alternate version of themselves and all points earned and records collected are worth double as well as increasing a score multiplier. Taking a hit will reset the meter, multiplier and take you out of Groove World.

Boosts

There are 4 boosts (2 active and 2 passive) available. The 2 active boosts can be toggled on before the song starts and costs records to equip. A similar concept can be found another Harmonix game Rock Band Blitz in which power ups are selected pre-song and have a cost associated with them. They can also be upgraded by spending records.

Active Boosts:

Sprint Solo (500 records):Makes arrows appear on obstacles and awards the player with a bonus if the player dodges the obstacles as indicated and does not miss any.

Level 1 - 4 Arrows

Level 2 - 8 Arrows

Level 3 - 12 Arrows

Level 4 - 16 Arrows

Record Magnet (50 records): Collects any records near the player regardless of actually touching them. The duration is based on what level it is:

Level 1 - 10 Seconds

Level 2 - 20 Seconds

Level 3 - 30 Seconds

Level 4 - 40 Seconds

Passive Boosts

Health: The number of hits the player can take before failing a song.

Level 1 - 2 Hearts max

Level 2 - 3 Hearts max

Level 3 - 4 Hearts max

Level 4 - 5 Hearts max

Groove: The alternate world where records and points are worth double.

Level 1 - 15 Seconds

Level 2 - 20 Seconds

Level 3 - 25 Seconds

Level 4 - 30 Seconds

Missions

The game has what they call Missions and are a set of three tasks they player can do while playing the game,that upon completing earn the player Backstage Passes (a form of in-game currency). Examples of a task may be 'Collect 5000 records' or 'Slide under 100 obstacles'.

Currency

Record Run has two forms of currency:

Records - Players earn these by playing the game, purchasing them with real money(in packs) or the use of a 'coin doubler'.

They can be used to upgrade the boosts to make them last longer, skip a task in a Mission or unlock extra costumes.

Backstage Passes - Players earn these from completing Mission sets,earning 4 and 5 stars in a song (once per song), earning 5 Stars on a song (repeatable) and purchasing them with real money.

They are used to unlock new characters and custom song slots.

Characters

The game has 4 playable characters all dressed to a certain genre(s) or time period of music. They have unique animations but there is no gameplay difference between them. All but the Punk Rocker must be unlocked with Backstage passes.

- Ronnie Joggins (Default)

- Tina Tommy

- Edie M

- Issan

Additional Characters have been included with updates:

- Hip Hop Girl

Songs

There are four songs are included with the game:

The Included songs are

TitleArtist
Slow it DownSpirit Kid
Make a Run For ItIzzy Maxwell
Don't Let me Down (Slowly)The Main Drag
My Mocking BirdCount Zero

Additional song slots for custom tracks must be unlocked with Backstage passes (10 per slot).

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