Review: Mini Roco Is an Endless Runner with a Crucial Difference

 Mini Roco Is an Endless Runner with a Crucial Difference

Runner games are popular in the App Store; you've got Subway surfer, Temple Run, and Jetpack Joyride, just to name a few. People seems to love these games, they are a real time killer, and they're quick and easy to play. Mini Roco (free), is no different. Like the other games, it give players a chance to just pick up and play. If you ever find yourself waiting on the bus or travelling on the train, then Mini Roco is an app worth taking along.

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What I find is developers seems to make their games personal by naming the characters featured in the app. Roco is the adventurous cow who needs to complete his journey with your help. Being a cow, Roco needs to collect grass on his journey and avoid other obstacles such as lava and spikes, as well as falling off the edge. The game has 24 levels and 1 bonus level. The further you progress, the more challenging the levels become as they get longer and Roco moves faster. You will have to make sure Roco collects as much grass as he can because it is needed to unlock the other eight characters to help him on his journey. Grass also allows Roco to keep up his endurance to complete the level. Once you get beyond level 10, you will want to start unlocking the other characters. 

I had fun playing the game. You can move forward and backward, which is great if you miss out on anything you wanted to collect. You can tap anywhere on the screen to let your character jump. To get pass some obstacles your character will have to build up speed. The game sounds are cool and get you tapping your feet while playing. Because you can go back to locations you've already visited, Mini Roco a runner with a difference. 

Unlike the other runner games available on the App store, Mini Rico is 2D. This doesn't take away from the fact that it's a fun game to play.


  • Free to download
  • Great graphics
  • Interesting levels


  • Way too many intrusive ads, which can only be removed if you pay

Final Verdict

Mini Roco is a pick-up-and-play game with great sounds and vibrant graphics. The ads in the game are intrusive; I found myself hitting on ads accidentally, which was a bit annoying. I am aware that developers need to make money from the hard work they do building their apps. However they could have easily charged $0.99 for Mini Roco and people would still download it. 


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