Friday Timewaster: Canabalt

Canabalt is a pretty simple proposition – you have to make a daring escape. From where or what you’re never told, although the scenery might give you some clues. It’s a one button game – your tuxedo-ed protagonist runs automatically, and you need to jump to avoid falls and obstacles. It gets progressively faster, and if you die, you start again. It’s not clear if there’s an end, or you are just trying to get a high score (in meters). It doesn’t matter – with its great music, sound effects, and enigmatic black and white widescreen presentation – it’s just cool.

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