Fairy Rush: Race To Candyland is a casual game, meaning you can pick it up and play just about whenever you like and there's no sense of feeling where you have to play it for a specific amount of time before putting it down. Gameplay wise this is an endless runner with a cutesy fairy fantasy land theme that is sure to perfect for little kids, or anyone who like endless runners and cute stuff. Just because it's casual doesn't mean it's going to be super simple though, you'll definitely have to practice a bit if you're wanting to rank high on the leaderboards.
Before you can start your fairy adventure and see how far you can fly, you'll want to head to the Play Store and download Fairy Rush: Race To Candyland.
Gameplay starts out somewhat easy and learning the controls is no challenging task as the game guides you through the first minute or so to teach you when to use what controls and how. Controls are a series of gestures, so just swiping left and right, or up and down.
The game allows you to connect with Facebook if you wish although this is not a requirement. However, if you want to play with your friends you'll need to sign in. This is also how you can rank on the overall leaderboards against other online players.
Almost right from the beginning you'll run into various obstacles which can stop you from flying any further. You'll need to dodge fences, enemies, oncoming carriages, giant lollipops and giant flowers, all while to trying to grab as many stars as you can.
Once in a while you'll come across speed boosts which can either shot you up into the air or shoot you forward as a quicker pace. These can be beneficial for avoiding certain obstacles.
Logging in each day will reward players with prizes, and there will also be daily tasks to complete which reward you as well, giving gamers incentive to play on a daily basis or as often as possible.
As you collect more stars and cupcakes, you'll have the opportunity to unlock additional playable characters as well as additional trails to run on. You can also unlock skins for your characters to give them a different look.
Each character has their own skill they can use as well, and at certain points you'll be able to double tap the screen to activate it. There are also boosters you can collect which enhance your gameplay like invincibility, a skill booster, and a star magnet.
As endless runners go, Fairy Rush follows the formula pretty well and is not a bad game at all. There's quite a few different elements to it which should make it enjoyable for most people who give it a shot. The unlockables and high score leaderboards should also keep players busy and give them something to work towards. Those who enjoy playing with others online will also appreciate the ability for a Facebook login which allows you to play with other people globally.
- Speed (4/5) - The game moves at a decent pace and I was never left to wait for things
- Features (4/5) - There's quite a bit to do with the unlockable characters, skins, and levels and the boosts can make things interesting.
- Theme (4/5/) - The UI fits the theme of the game very well
- Overall (4/5) - Overall this is an endless runner when you get right down to it, and if you enjoy the challenge of trying to go as far as you can to rack up a high score, you'll probably like this game.
- Unlockable characters, skins, and levels
- Item boosts
- special character skills
- easy controls
- challenging obstacles
- No Google Play Games services
Fairy Rush fits the bill of a casual endless runner pretty well, and it'll feel right at home on people's devices who like to pick up a game and play it for 5 to 10 minutes at a time. There's enough stuff involved with it to keep it interesting for a while and the challenge of ranking up your high score on the global leaderboards should keep players engaged.