With everyone obsessing over Super Mario Maker, you might be ignoring Runbow.

The top five games on the eShop right now are Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time, Runbow, and Super Mario World.

Wait, what was the fourth one?


I know most people hit the snooze button the moment another 2D platformer shows up, but Runbow’s gimmick had me intrigued. The colors are constantly changing in the world, altering what platforms are available to jump on.

It gets really wild in some of the more challenging modes, forcing players to keep a mental map of the platforms, even when they’re not visible.


In my video, I’m playing solo, but Runbow really shines when you introduce other people. For many stages, it’s possible for nine people to punch and jump at once, which quickly turns into chaos.


Seems like the perfect game for a bunch of friends and a bucket of beer, no?

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