Ridge Runner is a new endless running and pole-vaulting game for the iOS and Android platforms. Your goal is to run as far as you can and vault over gates, through gaps and into rings in order to score the highest score that you can. Along the way you can collect stars and stars and even purchase new characters. Read on for some tips and tricks for Ridge Runner!
You run automatically. When you hit the screen, the pole will begin extending and then when you let go of the screen, the pole will stop extending and your character will vault with it. When you stop the pole, or even if you stop the pole as opposed to letting it max out, determine how long it is, and how long it is determine how accurately you can vault through the holes.
Take more than a few rounds and use them as throwaway rounds just to mess with the controls a bit and see how accurately you can begin controlling the poles. You’re going to need to if you want to get high scores on later rounds. Practice until you can get your timing and your reflexes down with the vaulting, and then start going for some of the high scores.
As you earn more stars, you will be able to purchase new characters and play with them. You won’t see any advantages or disadvantages, performance wise, to any of the characters, but they add a degree of customization, and they each have different animations, some of which can be more or less distracting than others, which in itself can help your performance in rounds of the game.
When you see the button pop up that says “Earn Stars”, tap it to start a video. When the video finishes, you will get a fresh batch of free stars. This, combined with the extra stars that you can earn from jumping through hoops, can earn you new characters rather quickly in this game.
The gaps are the hardest thing to jump over. Either start your jump so early that the pole sets on the left side of the gap, or start it late and let it go long so that your pole sets on the right side of the gap. Either way, don’t let the pole accidentally vault you down into the abyss.