The percentage of difficulty in mobile games has always been a juggling dilemma. On one hand developers want the player to be challenged and engaged, and on the other they don’t want the game to be unbeatable. If the game is too easy the player will feel bored, and if it is too difficult the player will feel tired. Front Runners is an example of the holy grail of game design: Simple-to-play/Hard-to-master. The player is offered with a goal that is easy to understand, game controls that are straightforward to perform, and a level of challenge that increases as the player continues with their experience.
Simple-to-play/Hard-to-master that Front Runners let you experience, puts players in a state of “flow”. It puts players in a state of energized focus and immersion. This flow state is what makes games very engaging experiences. This is why the game, despite its simple premise, has more depth than your average endless runner. In the repeated failures, the times you forget to swipe down and you lose your head, or you miss a jump and get infected by Coronavirus, there’s always the sense that you can go just a bit further.
Front Runners remembers your scores, and there’s always showing off your success option with your friends, so you try again to beat your last run, or grab a few more coins and unlock some items or another character. In short, Front Runners tempts you in to keep playing, as the wizards behind its creation are too much in touch with the minds and talented motives of those young people at the gaming community.
Such a game as Front Runners, is being what we would classify as an action-adventure and arcade-style game with specific references of the traditional platform-style arcade game. As you make your escape attempt, while at the same time, you are grabbing and collecting any gold coins that appear on your path either in the air or floating just off of the ground.
Plus, many games make it extremely difficult to complete the later levels or competing directly against other players if you haven’t paid. In contrast, Front Runners focuses on an accessible user experience that boosts retention and sharing, with just 1% choosing to pay. Instead of a download cost, Front Runners makes money through an upgrade system. Also, Coins (either purchased or collected in game) can unlock power-ups and additional characters.
There are other characters that you can play as, but some of them are locked at the start of the game, and must be unlocked either through game play or in-app purchase. You may be interested to know that the inspiration of the characters is considered liberal and non-traditional.
Although Front Runners is a game that’s worthy to try and does not require any kind of internet connection, still the developers are updating it regularly with some bug fixes.
You can enjoy its features by challenging your friends, defeating the other candidates, winning stars and stripes powered jetpack, and also you can flip, dodge, and roll with laser-like precision and speed!