Canabalt is a daring escape game set in an industrialized city. Players control a man in a suit who is running from an unknown danger. The only form of interaction provided to the player is jumping to cross gaps and break through glass. It is not possible to control the man's speed. He will keep on running faster until he hits a waste bin or robot to slow down. There is also no ending to the game, as the environments are randomly generated for each playing session. The goal is to cross as large a distance as possible before dying.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Canabalt HD" -- Android and Ouya title
  • "C64anabalt" -- Commodore 64 title

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Critic Reviews

Thunderbolt Games Jan 02, 2010 10 out of 10 100
App Spy Oct 02, 2009 5 out of 5 100
Modojo 2010 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) Jun 25, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
TouchGen Oct 06, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Oct 07, 2009 8 out of 10 80
148apps Jan 11, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
VideoGamer Dec, 2013 14 out of 20 70
Pocket Gamer UK Oct 07, 2009 7 out of 10 70 Jun 07, 2012 10 out of 20 50


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1001 Video Games

Canabalt appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Sciere (519396) added Canabalt (iPhone) on Nov 29, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Mazin Fadl (7), Sciere (519396), Kabushi (211150) and LepricahnsGold (128366)