Runner Heroes - The Curse of Night and Day


Welcome to the newest Runner of 2020. A fresh take on the genre awaits you with mega platforming action!  Our heroes, Lyssa and Colwyn, have been trapped in opposite times of day; Lyssa trapped in the darkness of night, while Colwyn is trapped in the light of day. You will be controlling both characters (unless you play in co-op) in a world divided in half by night and day, and the two characters will have to work together to beat the Red Witch and return the kingdoms back to the people. The Red Witch’s army is strong, and the world is full of pitfalls, traps, and danger; it will not be an easy journey defeating her. You will have some abilities to help in your adventure (in addition to your ability to move out or in on the playing field): Jumping, Dash and the use of Magic to help to balance your struggle with the Red Witch. Good Luck, adventurers; may your journey be as much fun as mine.

Released Jan 3, 2020, by the Developer IKIGAI Play & Self-published, its tagged Indie, Action, Adventure, Platformer, Runner.  I have not added any additional tags, as the gameplay has everything from Casual to Hardcore play in place, so I cannot tag it as either. Players of any skill level can enjoy the title. It features a fabulous graphic design, a beautiful soundtrack, and an intriguing set of mechanics. There are also three difficulty settings from Casual to Hardcore. With 5 kingdoms through 47 levels of platforming fun that utilize a variety of game modes on your journey. A fascinating story to unfold as you play. A cinematic camera system, unlike anything I have played before. With local co-op & Steam Remote Play the title gives you many ways to play. And let us not forget full controller support (I preferred using the controller).

Quite an interesting play; I started my game-play in single-player mode to get a feel for the title, and after a couple of hours I decided to test the co-op feature of the title. My Mrs joined me for this adventure and I must admit that I thought co-op would be easier than single-player, but I was mistaken; it was a little more challenging with two-player control. We still had a blast with our playtime! I have returned to the single-player now to continue my journey, as my Mrs does get a bit frustrated at parkour. Although I was a bit intimidated by the thought of controlling two characters at once, it was not nearly as hard as I thought it would be, and I found that I rather enjoying myself, even during my fails. Yeah, I said a few cuss words during my game time, and I also had a lot of laughing my butt off! Learn from your mistakes and conquer the Red Queen; the time is at hand for you to decide if you are up to the challenge.

Achievement Hunters will want to note that the game has some difficult achievements that will not be easy to 100%. There are 50 hidden achievements, you can see them listed while in-game under the diary tab. Why they are hidden in Steam I find a little unusual.

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+ Brilliant Graphic Design
+ Creative Mechanics
+ Lovely Soundtrack
+ Challenging Yet Fun Parkour
+ Steam Achievements
+ Full Controller Support


- No Steam Trading Cards (at this time)

Review Summary

RUNNER HEROES - The Curse of Night and Day; The Evolution of Runners has Arrived. A Mesmerizing Adventure Awaits You.

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Zeepond Rating: 8/10