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You know that moment you have when you're playing an endless runner and you're ten seconds from beating your record, then you smash into an easily-avoided obstacle by the width of about two pixels? The colorful Time Surfer has found a way around that: you can rewind time to cover up your mistakes. The Prince of Persia's ears must be turning red right about now.

Time Surfer got its start on the Humble Mobile Bundle, but now it's available from the Play Store for a reasonable $.99. In most respects it's a typical endless runner, albeit with a neon-soaked, pixelated I-love-the-80s theme. You play a Silver Surfer wannabe with the additional ability to rewind time, allowing him to avoid the obstacle he just smashed into or grab that powerup or vehicle he missed. A Tamogotchi-style pets system lets you find and upgrade numerous add-on characters that unlock new powers. Collect the right powerups and you'll zoom through the levels like Super Sonic.

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The graphics are pretty basic, though the costumes and various pets are certainly worth a chuckle. You can kit out your Time Surfer with an H.G. Wells-style time machine, a Yellow Submarine, or an Aliens xenomorph in a tuxedo. The music is of particular note if you're a fan of the Chiptune style. Time Surfer is available on all devices running Android 2.2 or higher.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://www.geekchoice.com/washington-dc Dagmar Schneitz

    This game I can see playing. Speaking of the '80s, it kind of reminds me of Metroid. But I don't see time change here, but it looks addictive.

  • james kendall

    This game is addictive.

  • disqusthis50

    Crashes after every game. It only started doing so when I got to around level 75. I have to relaunch the game after each run.

    • Ivan Neeson

      Hi, I'm from Kumobius.

      We fixed this bug a few days ago and have released an update (version 1.3.2) that should fix this problem!

      • disqusthis50

        Thanks, it's fixed! Love the game btw.