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Newly Released Fun Run 2 - Rockets, Shields And Everything You Need To Know

It’s time to rocket through your run because Fun Run just got even better with – Fun Run 2!

Yes you got it right. Fun Run 2 has just been released into stores armed with majorly improved graphics, new levels to conquer, and more customisation to each user. The first Fun Run was a very popular game created by mobile game developers Dirtybit, reaching the #1 in US Apple App Store. The new Fun Run is definitely a great leap in the technical back end as the Dirtybit team strives to provide a new experience in this release.

Let’s dive straight into the exciting bits!

Improved User Experience

No more guessing whether those brains that fell out were yours or your opponents. Though I found the cartoon brains really adorable, Fun Run 2 now promises more blood shed, but not in the gory way. The splatters are still very much animated and elaborated in a rather exaggerated and hilarious way.

What a scene!
Fun Run 2: What a scene!

The game is also more responsive in many ways. A notification is now sent to the user should you receive a friend request as compared to the previous where you have to be log on the app to view such information.

Fun Run 2: Push notification upon friend request
Fun Run 2: Push notification upon friend request

Not only that, you also get to see when your friends are typing so that you will not start your game only to realise your friend was telling you he needs to pee.

Fun Run 2: Notifications while typing
Fun Run 2: Notifications while typing

Useful tips are also given from time to time. This feature is probably my least favourite because I spent quite a lot of time perfecting my run! Man, now everyone knows my secrets. Sheesh.

Fun Run 2: Tips given from time to time
Fun Run 2: Tips given from time to time

Smack talks such as ‘well played,’ ‘yaay’ can also be added post-race. They say encouragement is key to achieving success. Well, you can surely start small with Fun Run!

Fun Run 2: Well done Aurora!
Fun Run 2: Well done everyone – especially the one-eyed balding sheep

New Power-Ups

The Rocket-That-Might-Not-Help-You

Fun Run 2: On your mark
Fun Run 2: On your mark

I was really excited to get the new power-up while I was trying out the game. It brings you cruising down the road avoiding all traps and rocks.

Fun Run 2: Cruising down with 'ma red hot rocket
Fun Run 2: Cruising down with ‘ma red hot rocket

As you can deduce from how I named this power-up, clearly I’ve undermined it because it explodes after a few seconds – killing you. Yes, you heard that right.

Well, the Dirtybit team must have felt compassionate at this point and decided to provide us a warning before the rocket goes off.

Fun Run 2: Rocket blinking in colour before it goes off
Fun Run 2: Rocket blinking in colour before it goes off

Tip: The trick now is to go near your opponent when your rocket is about to go off to bring it down together with you as well. Alternatively, you may reach out for a shield power-up so as to protect yourself from the explosion. Now, we’re talking!

Fun Run 2: Rocket explodes after a few seconds
Fun Run 2: Rocket explodes after a few seconds

The Balloon-That-Makes-You-Go-Aww

My first reaction of having a balloon power-up was that it is probably gonna make me fly, or at least float. Eventually, I realised that it wasn’t so.

Fun Run 2: It's a cloudy day today
Fun Run 2: It’s a cloudy day today

If I’m not wrong, the balloon acts like a second life of yours and bursts once you encounter a trap. I find this a really creative ‘shield’ in the idea of a look-alike balloon!

Fun Run 2: Ballon as a 'second life'
Fun Run 2: Ballon as a ‘second life’

Perhaps one way to improve the graphics is to include worried expressions when the avatar is near a trap. Mine just looks so happy stepping into one, and so is my balloon.

The-Pistol-You-Should-Not-Mess-With

I’m suspecting this is an adaptation from the sword in Fun Run where you get to aim at a specific opponent before slashing them with the power-up. Similarly, you get to target your enemy here before shooting.

Fun Run 2: Gleefully cruising and taking my aim
Fun Run 2: Gleefully cruising and taking my aim
Fun Run 2: Pistol aftermath
Fun Run 2: Pistol aftermath

I have to admit I struggled with getting a screenshot of the pistol. Your avatar whips out the pistol in less than one second. only. Anyone who manages to capture a screenshot please share it with me at the Vulcan Post Facebook page.

The-Stars-That-Guide-Your-Way-With-Teleportation

One word – wonderful. This power-up teleports you forward with just a tap.

Fun Run 2: Legs getting tired but the stars will guide me home
Fun Run 2: Legs getting tired but the stars will guide me home

Are you also enjoying the refreshing new landscapes we get to run in? The background featured here is also known as Hanging Ropes.

Fun Run 2: Teleporation completed. That was fast.
Fun Run 2: Teleporation completed. That was fast.

A New Shopping Haven

Say hello to swanky accessories and a brand new range of avatars to choose from. For those poor in coins, you may pick from the sale items. While stocks last!

Fun Run 2: Welcome to the Great Fun Run Sale!
Fun Run 2: Welcome to the Great Fun Run Sale!

For those who are willing and able, those puss in boots eyes are not to be missed.

Fun Run 2: Brand new avatars to choose from
Fun Run 2: Brand new avatars to choose from

What’s amazing now is that for each avatar, you get to choose the colour or alternate types that you like.

Fun Run 2: Baa Baa Black Sheep have you any wool?
Fun Run 2: Baa Baa Black Sheep have you any wool?

Revamped Achievement Levels

If you’ve trained enough in Fun Run, then these new levels should be refreshing for you to try.

Fun Run 2: Categorised achievement levels
Fun Run 2: Categorised achievement levels

You may also take a chance at the spinning wheel to win more coins to lavish on your avatar.

Fun Run 2: Spinning Wheel
Fun Run 2: Spinning Wheel
Fun Run 2: Big money, big money!
Fun Run 2: Big money, big money!

There’s much more to share with you, but the best way is for you to try the game out yourself. You may also visit the FAQ section for Fun Run 2 here.

Fun Run 2 is out today in the Android Play Store and the Apple Store.

Speaking to Aurora Klæboe Berg, the Vice President of Business and Marketing at Dirtybit, she revealed,

“There will be added Christmas content (new characters, skins, items, accessories) in the first update as well as new levels. In the first few to follow we’ll focus on adding more themes and levels based on requests from the user community. We will also be adding some great new features in future batches as well, but can’t specify them in detail at this point.”
Well, you guys heard it. Should you have any awesome requests you wish the Dirtybit team to include in the game, please comment in this article because the team is all ears!
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