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Dream Dodger - Escaping Reckless Retirement Home with Skinny Tired Grumpy Badass Grandpa Alfred app review: a fun new twist on the endless runner style video game

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Introduction

Dream Dodger - Escaping Reckless Retirement Home with Skinny Tired Grumpy Badass Grandpa Alfred by Digital Faces is at the very least a mouthful. This app brings a fun new twist to the endless runner style video game that's so common in the App Store. Do you dread growing old? Grandpa Alfred definitely does. In this game you'll be dodging nurses, and other retirement residents, as you try to escape the retirement home. You'll be surprised how spry this old fella is as he tries to make his escape. This is a free app and it's compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Dream Dodger - Escaping Reckless Retirement Home with Skinny Tired Grumpy Badass Grandpa Alfred

Free

Dodge the Nurse and Escape the Retirement Home

Most of us are pretty familiar with endless runners style games. Some of the best include Temple Run, Subway Surfer, and classics such as Sonic the Hedgehog. Whatever your favorite is, chances are you'll find some variation of it the App Store. The challenge when trying to create one of these style of games is coming up with something new and fresh. As ironic as it may sound, this game about an old man trying to escape a retirement home definitely brings a new and fresh outlook to the standard endless runner game category.

As much fun as this game is, it has its share of issues. For one thing you will have to contend with ads whenever you go back to the main menu screen. Fortunately, these are not present when you're playing the actual game. It's also full of in app purchases. If you want to buy diamonds so that you can extend your game after losing your life, these will cost you in the area of $4.99. On the positive side, you can share your high scores with your friends on Facebook, and easily see how your scores compare to other people right around the world. This app will require 83.6 MB available space on your iOS device.

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How to Play

If you've played an endless runner type of game in the past the controls will be very familiar to you. You simply swipe left and right on the screen to sidestep objects, swipe down to slide under objects, and swipe up to jump over objects.

As in most of these style of games there are some objects you can collect along the way to help your performance, and to extend your lives. You can collect medication to maintain your health, and diamonds for extra lives. There's also a gorilla option that makes you extra strong.  As you progress through the game you can collect different characters with different abilities. It helps to spice things up a little bit. This is definitely a lot of fun, and the graphics are pretty decent, although they could be a little better.

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Dream Dodger - Escaping Reckless Retirement Home with Skinny Tired Grumpy Badass Grandpa Alfred

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Fun twist on the endless runners style game
  • Ability to share your high scores with friends on Facebook
  • Several different characters that you can unlock

Cons

  • Contains ads
  • Contains in app purchases
  • The graphics could be better

Final Words

Dream Dodger -Escaping Reckless Retirement Home with Skinny Tired Grumpy Badass Grandpa Alfred is a fun new take on the endless runner style of video game. It includes some great elements with a retirement home theme, such as dodging nurses, and taking your medication which adds to the overall experience. This is a pretty decent effort and definitely worth the download.

 

Dream Dodger - Escaping Reckless Retirement Home with Skinny Tired Grumpy Badass Grandpa Alfred

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