catalog of games continued growing Friday with the addition of Populus Run, an endless-runner game from Russian studio FiftyTwo. The quirky title lets you control a crowd of people as they run along gathering coins and dodging giant food obstacles. You can try your hand at Populus Run this weekend across iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod Touch and Apple TV.‘s
The game is deceptively difficult when you start, but it’s hilarious. Think Vanellope’s Sugar Rush racing game from Wreck-it Ralph meets Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. The controls are easy to pick up as you try to navigate your crowd of runners through jumping macaroons, tumbling cupcakes and rolling cookies.
The goal is to reach the end of the race with at least one runner, and along the route, you can collect other people into your group. The bigger your crowd is, the more potential casualties. Keeping an eye on the obstacles ahead is key to making it to the end.
Fans ofor Apple Arcade’s might enjoy this game. It’s almost as addicting as was last week.
Here’s a look at gameplay from FiftyTwo:
In addition, with the release of Apple’sdevices, you can get a three-month free trial of Apple Arcade with the purchase of a new device. Even if you don’t buy a new phone, if you’re signing up for Apple Arcade for the first time, you get a one-month free trial. The subscription bundle also launched last year, which makes it easier and more affordable to get up to six Apple subscription services, Apple Arcade included, for one price.
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