Armadillo Run

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a game by Peter Stock
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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Armadillo Run
Armadillo Run
Armadillo Run
Armadillo Run

Armadillo Run is a popular PC game developed in 2006 by Peter Stock . It is a physics based puzzle game that requires thought and experimenting, as it implements realistic simulations. The objective of the game is to get the armadillo, which is a yellow shaped ball, in the goal area called the portal (blue area) for at least 5 seconds. This is made possible by building a structure with different tools and materials. Along with this objective, you must remain under budget as all of the materials and tools have an associated cost.

Now that we have an idea of the main objective of the game, let’s take a look at some of the game specifics.

Materials

As mentioned before, there are multiple materials that you can use to create a structure to get your armadillo to their portal. These materials come with associated costs, and you must try to remain under the given budget. These materials include:

  • Metal bars
  • Metal sheets
  • Cloth
  • Rope
  • Elastic
  • Rubber
  • Rockets

All of these materials also have certain specifications including weight, tensile strength, and compressive strength. With so many materials to choose from, this game requires practice and experimentation to get the puzzle just right. Luckily, the developers have included multiple tutorials in order to familiarize yourself with the materials and other aspects of the game.

Tutorials

Armadillo Run comes with eleven different tutorials to help you get started with building the perfect structure. These include an introduction, how to use the different materials, and how to keep to the budget. You can find these tutorials on the menu page where you can also find all of the levels.

Levels

The great thing about Armadillo Run is that it is theoretically never ending. There are a total of fifty developed-made levels, with an endless amount of different ways to beat them. Not only is there a larger number of developer-made levels, but user-made levels as well. The developer included a level editor where users can create their own levels and publish them for other players to beat.

Spectator levels are also available. These levels are designed for the user to watch for fun and for new ideas. They do not require any input from the player, other than clicking on start to watch the structure in action.

8

Armadillo Run comes out at an 8 out of 10 rating. The stimulation is quite realistic in regards to the physics aspect. It also allows for a lot of experimentation and flexibility when it comes to creating the perfect puzzle. This creates a never ending amount of structures to create. I’m not giving Armadillo Run a perfect 10 out of 10 because it doesn’t have too many materials that you can work with. It also isn’t the greatest when it comes to attractiveness. Armadillo Run provides you with an objective and a budget for an extra challenge, but the overall look of the game isn’t too appealing to the eye.

Pros

  • Realistic portrayal of physics
  • Level editor option
  • Spectator levels
  • Clear objective
  • Endless puzzle configurations

Cons

  • Not the most appealing layout
  • Minimal materials
  • Available on PC only

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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