Run for your life with Ragdoll Run for Windows Phone [Video]


Earlier this week Ragdoll Run got a pretty big 2.0 update that added some cool new features. I’ve played Ragdoll Run in the past, but never did a review for it. With the shiny new update installed I decided to finally give it a full review and hands-on.

Ragdoll Run is classified as a “free runner,” which is the same category as games like Temple Run. Your character, in this case a ragdoll, is constantly running, and it’s your job to help him avoid obstacles and collect rewards. You can do this by jumping or rotating the path he is running on. The controls work relatively well, but I did have some issues with the game not recognizing swipe gestures. [Edit: Apparently you can only rotate while on green tiles.]

The newest feature in Ragdoll Run is Ragdollars and the Ragshop. You can collect Ragdollars in the game and then use them in the Ragshop to buy costumes, backgrounds, and wallpaper for your phone. It adds a whole new dynamic to the game that it was missing. Like all aspects of the game the Ragshop has a very cute and, well, the only way to describe it is a ragdoll-like design.

Ragdoll Run is the type of game I love to review. The developer is dedicated to the platform and they never stop improving the game. These are the types of games that are worth the price tag. Ragdoll Run is available in a free version and a $0.99 ad-free version. If you like supporting Windows Phone developers this is a great game to try.

  • Dawnbreak Studios

    Hello! Thank you very much for the nice review! We noticed in your text as well as in the video that you are sometimes having problems with swipe gestures to rotate the level and we want to clarify that the level can only be rotated when running on green blocks. The reason is for this is that we do not want the player to be able to rotate the level into a double block by mistake and thereby killing himself/herself. This aspect of the game is explained in the tutorial screen but perhaps we need to make it easier to understand. Hope this helps and keep up the great work!

  • Ahh…thank you for explaining that!

  • MaRkThE40KiLLeR

    Hey Joe… When are you gonna fix your app for WP8 so video plays within the app?

  • WinSource

    Working on it.