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Mega Run: Redford's Adventure
Mega run title screen
The main characters of Mega Run: Redford's Adventure.
Developer(s) Get Set Games
Publisher(s) Get Set Games
Platform(s) iOS (5.0 or later)

Android Windows 8, 8.1, 10

Genre(s) Platformer, action
Rating(s) 4+ (iOS)

Everyone (Android) 12+ (Windows)

Mode(s) Single player
Media Digital download
Input iPhone/iPod/iPad touchscreen

Android touchscreen Windows touchscreen

Release date(s) United States: May 30th 2012 (iOS)
Preceded by: Mega Jump
Succeeded by: N/A

Mega Run: Redford's Adventure, also known as just Mega Run, is a free iOS and Android videogame app. It is the third game that was created by Get Set Games, a Canadian-based game development company. It is the direct sequel to Mega Jump, and immediately follows the events of the game. Mega Run was released in Canada on May 21, 2012 and worldwide on May 28, 2012. According to Get Set Games, Mega Run has reached #1 on the Canadian App Store.

StoryEdit

Unlike the prequel, Mega Run: Redford's Adventure actually has more of a story and even has an intro sequence. The game starts off
Megarun intro 1

Rosie and Bluto trying to get Redford to save them.

with Redford along with his brother and sister soaring through the sky, collecting Coins, a homage to Mega Jump. The game's primary antagonist, an unnamed large green monster, suddenly knocks Redford's siblings out of the sky, and kidnaps them, and puts them into his collection of Coins and Gems. Redford is also struck down and lands in Woodland Grove, but the villain leaves him behind, and makes off with brother and sister. They, unbeknownst to the villain, throw coins and items down to Redford to collect, and Redford's adventure begins.

GameplayEdit

While the first game had the player skyrocketing into atmospheric heights while tilting the control device, this game has the player running horizontally while tapping the screen to jump, and collect items in a level. There are also many obstacles along the way that the player has to overcome, like Baddies, Spike Blocks, and moving platforms. Coins and Powerups still exist, althou
Screen 1

Gameplay screenshot.

gh coins don't affect Redford's velocity (with the exception of the speed coins).

The game is broken up into multiple words, each of which have 16 different levels. The levels and worlds become progressively harder as the player advances. Each level of the game has 3 seperate sections, and each section is placed in a randomized order so the player gets a new few of a level each time they play it.

This game also introduces Forest Gems, which are 3 distinctly colored collectible jewels. The more Forest Gems a player gets, the higher the final score for the current level will be. The final score determines the levels rank, which is either 1, 2, or 3 Stars. Stars are needed to unlock additional worlds and levels in the game.


XP and leveling upEdit

This game introduces XP (experience points) along with a Level Up system. Successfully clearing a level adds XP to the player's XP bar. Once a player has enough XP, then they will level up and be rewarded with a gift. These gifts range from unlocking characters for purchase in the store to unlocking Powerups to getting free Save Stars.

ControlsEdit

This game uses no motion control unlike its prequel, is completely touchscreen-based. The player navigates through the game's menus by touching the screen, and can make the player jump by touching the screen as well.

WorldsEdit

World number and icon World name Menu background image Description
1 MegaRunMenuWorldSelect1 Woodland Grove MegaRunWorldSelectBG1 A lush, green and peaceful swamp-like area with plenty of vegetation and foliage.
2 MegaRunMenuWorldSelect2 Tropic Shore MegaRunWorldSelectBG3 A beach set on a tropical island
3 MegaRunMenuWorldSelect3 Palm Cove MegaRunWorldSelectBG3 A forest with a plenty of palm trees with a sunset background.
4 MegaRunMenuWorldSelect4 Scary Woods MegaRunWorldSelectBG4 An eerie forest in the midst of what appears to be haunted woods.
5 MegaRunMenuWorldSelect5 Mystic Mountains MegaRunWorldSelectBG5 A mountainous area with tall cliffs and many geological features.
6 MegaRunMenuWorldSelect6 Lava Caves MegaRunWorldSelectBG6 A submerged area full of lava and crystals.

CharactersEdit

PlayableEdit

  • Redford
    • Redfridge
    • Radford
    • Uncle Samford
    • Redfridge
    • Gold Redford
    • Redford Elf
    • Frankenford
    • Stacheford
  • Bluto
    • Bluanders
  • Rosie
  • Android Robot (for Android users only)
  • Pina
  • Marty
  • Pepper
    • Pepper's Ghost
  • Sheldon
    • Pirate Sheldon
    • Shellini
  • Rolf
    • Rolf Reindeer
    • Teen Rolf
  • Dizzy

EnemiesEdit

  • Crab-WHHHHHHHHHHHH
  • like enemy
  • BlooHoo
  • Tripper
  • Blobula
  • Bombole
  • Gretch
  • Purple Nurple
  • Jumper
  • Hanger
  • Dropper
  • Runner
  • Jump Finn
  • Brute

BossesEdit

ItemsEdit

  • Coins
  • 2x Coins
  • 5x Coins
  • Large Coins
  • Boost Coins
  • Bounce Coins
  • Cannons
  • Spring Pads
  • Trapdoors
  • Fireballs
  • Magnets
  • Lucky Blasts
  • Freezos
  • Blazos
  • Boost Stars


DevelopmentEdit

Mega Run was first revealed on April of 2011. On Get Set Games around that time, the team opened a Facebook page for the game, and started revealing regular development screenshots.

Mega Run: Redford's Adventure was seen in early development in a CBC News interview with Get Set Games.
Get Set Games on CBC News02:19

Get Set Games on CBC News

Mega Run in early development.

The development team is seen in their Get Set Games studio working on character models and beta testing the game.

The game was originally selling for 0.99$ for a week, but they did a promotion with partner site OpenFeint, which promoted their game for a weekend for free, significantly increasing their game downloads.

SoundtrackEdit

Unlike this game's prequel, it has a considerably more wide and varied soundtrack. While the first game had only 3 music tracks, Mega Run: Redford's Adventure has several, including the variation of Scary Woods that is heard in the game's trailer.

This game's soundtrack was composed by Nick Coombe, who also composed the soundtrack of the first game. Mega Run: Redford's Adventure's soundtrack was never released.

ReceptionEdit

Mega Run: Redford's Adventure has gotten mostly positive reception from critics. The iTunes App Store chose it as Best of 2012. Mega Run: Redford's Adventure is also rated #1 game in nearly two dozen countries. MetaCritic has rated it an overall 8.6. The game's iOS App Store has a current overall rating of 4.5 stars. The game's Android Google Play store has a current rating of just over 4 stars.

FutureEdit

Mega Jump 2 is sometimes considered the spiritual, indirect successor to Mega Run: Redford's Adventure, as it contains many similar features, art styles, and references to it. Moreover, Nick Coombe has stated on getsatisfaction that it is possible that Mega Run: Redford's Adventure just might see a direct sequel.

Monsters, Inc. Run is also considered a spiritual sequel to this game. The engine and gameplay are nearly identical, and features Disney's Monsters, Inc. series characters and setting.


GlitchesEdit

Hyper JumpEdit

If the player jumps at just the right timing while being damaged by an enemy, they can perform a powerful jump. The closer the player is to the enemy produces a higher jump. It is possible to jump extremely high (about a stage's height) if executed superbly.

Screen warpEdit

Under some updates, if the player touches the screen right as the stage begins, the camera will abruptly jump downwards temporarily. This only happens for android devices.

Dash boxEdit

On some Android devices, when the player gets enough Speed Coins and "dashes", the game creates a graphical glitch where literally a white translucent "box" is drawn over the player.

Offline level select and Lava WorldEdit

On Android phones, if the phone isn't connected to the internet, the level select may show very strange behavior. The World's names would be off set because they were "stretched" in quantity. For example, Woodland Grove and Tropic Shore would both be labeled as "Woodland Grove", Palm Cove and Scary Woods would both be labeled as "Tropic Shore", and so on. After World 5, the World Select stages would be blank, similar to the "Coming Soon"! These stages will never load on the loading screen as well. Icon that serves as a placeholder for future stages. Mysteriously, the very last stage on the World Select is called "Lava World", so this could be the potential "World 6" that Get Set Games is currently working on.

Incorrect voiceEdit

For some reason, just like in Mega Jump, all characters share the same voice - Redford's. This includes even the female characters such as Rosie.

Staff membersEdit

CodeEdit

  • Derek Van Vliet
  • Rob Segal
  • Jaba Adams

ArtEdit

  • Nick Coombe
  • Matt Coombe

Level DesignEdit

  • Mike Sandercock
  • Matt Coombe
  • Nick Coombe

AudioEdit

  • Nick Coombe

ProductionEdit

  • Andy Smith


GalleryEdit

ArtworkEdit

ScreenshotsEdit

SpritesEdit

UpdatesEdit

Main article: List of Mega Run: Redford's Adventure updates.

MusicEdit

Woodland Grove music:
Woodland Grove BGM
Tropic Shore music:
Tropicshore

TriviaEdit

  • This game (along with it's prequel) could be a reference to the well known Mario series of Nintendo. Redford (Mario) sets off to rescue kidnapped Rosie (Princess Peach) and his brother Bluto (Luigi) from a green evil king (Bowser). All four characters from this game show similarities with their Mario counterparts.

References to other mediaEdit

  • Mega Jump: This game is a direct sequel to Mega Jump and shares many many elements and items with it. The entire game ma be an allusion to the Anti-Gravity Boots from Mega Jump. When the player has that Powerup in that game, the player can run on the sides of the screen and jump, much like the normal gameplay in Mega Run: Redford's Adventure. Also, many characters make a reappearance in this game. The Embiggenate Powerup serves as a counterpart to Mega Jump's Balloon Powerup.
  • The IRS: A clone of Redford is playable under the alias Uncle Samford.
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Mega series Mega JumpMega Run: Redford's AdventureMega Jump 2Mega Blast
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