Review: 2 Fast 4 Gnomz (3DS eShop)
There was once a time when using numbers in the title of a game was cool, but that soon died out. These numbers often represented some cheap qualities. 2 Fast 4 Gnomz, changes all of that, suddenly the prospect of using numbers in a game's name is cool again...
The premise upon 2 Fast 4 Gnomz is simple, it's much like many titles before, such as Bit. Trip Runner for example. You control an ever moving character as you attempt to jump and avoid various obstacles. Although, it's the huge amount of character that 2 Fast 4 Gnomz is served with that makes it quite special.
2 Fast 4 Gnomz is well, unsurprisingly fast and fairly difficult at that. But these games weren't designed to be easy, they are meant to be a true test of your speed running skills and that's what 2 Fast 4 Gnomz does and we're pleased to say, it does it very well!
Besides from testing your ability to speed run, 2 Fast 4 Gnomz unknowingly becomes a true test of your reactions. You'll need extremely fast reactions to successfully accomplish those tricky jumps that are dotted around the level. Plus nerves of steel to leap for those extras.
As we previously said, 2 Fast 4 Gnomz is oozing with character. There's no deep storyline here, but what we do have is light-hearted and for the most part, amusing. It follows the simple storyline of frantically dashing across the world to find the beloved princess. Come on? You've seen that dozens of times before, surely you can put up with it once more?
What really impressed us, was how well presented 2 Fast 4 Gnomz is. The graphics are packed with character and charm, whilst the music and sound is a pleasingly cheerful affair. The menu's and logo also have a real well-made feel about them. It would be extremely fair to say that in terms of presentation, QuibicGames really didn't cut any corners.
Furthermore, 2 Fast 4 Gnomz is nicely packaged up with a more than decent amount of content. There's 4 seasoned worlds, and each world contains 10 levels. In addition to these 40 stages, there's some extra stages available to unlock upon completing the main game. With this type of game, comes the strive to want to shave off your time more and more, therefore adding plenty more replay value.
Priced at the extremely reasonable price of £4.49, 2 Fast 4 Gnomz isn't going to cost you an arm and a leg and pretty much sums up the idea of eShop exclusives.
In conclusion, 2 Fast 4 Gnomz could never be seen as revolutionary, because who hasn't made a game like this before? Although, 2 Fast 4 Gnomz is packed with content and absolutely oozes charm and does manage to present some unique ideas of it's own. + Josh Moorcroft-Jones
7/10 - Rather silly title aside, 2 Fast 4 Gnomz is a more than decent runner.
Review copy provided by QubicGames