Penguin Run Saga, Cartoon

Penguin Run Saga, Cartoon

Penguin Run Saga, Cartoon

App Apes Verdict
  • Graphics - 9/10
  • Gameplay - 8/10
  • Replay Value - 8/10
  • Originality - 6/10
User Rating: 4.0 (2 votes)


Penguin Run Saga, Cartoon is a surreal endless-climber that features a cute penguin and wintry scenery. Taking the classic concept of a belly skating penguin and turning it on its side gives players this interesting pillar climber. The controls are simple and intuitive. Players simply tap to have the penguin character swap sides on the pillar. This becomes a challenge for two reasons: first, there are obstacles, including snow spikes and giant snow balls that must be avoided; and second, there is the need for timed swaps as the penguin has a significant travel time in its leap from pillar to off screen and then from off screen to the opposite side of the snow pillar. Players might at first find themselves impaling the penguin on a spike they had meant to land behind, not on, because of this travel time. The graphics are clean and cohesive, with a flat cartoon appearance. The buttons are designed with this aesthetic in mind, as well. In fact, the only thing slightly off graphically is a rounded body and wings of the penguin in contrast to the sharp angles of the rest of the assets, and the 3D appearance of the pillar versus the 2D flat of the rest. The game play is engaging and can be easy to play but difficult to master. There are several penguin skins to unlock and a leader board which lend themselves to the replay value of this game. The game is largely unoriginal in theme and concept, but it does offer a more surreal take on both the penguin theme and the endless climber genre given it’s a vertical climb. The game is ad supported, and while the app does utilize full page ads, these never disturb the actual game play and are largely unobtrusive. Overall, Penguin Run, Cartoon is a good addition to the casual gamer’s mobile library. It can provide engaging game play that players can start up and stop at any time.  

App Pros

App Cons

  • Cute, Cohesive Graphics
  • Challenging Gameplay
  • Unlockables: Penguin Colors
  • Free to Download – Can Earn In-game Currency (Goldfish)
  • Largely Unoriginal App Concept (Endless Climber)
  • Ads 


App Description

Penguin Run Saga, CartoonPenguin Run Saga, Cartoon – Welcome to Arctic world—a cool world of adventure! With quick reflexes, players attempt to help this cute Penguin as it rushes to collect fish. Tap to switch sides and avoid obstacles. Ultimately, the game tests players’ reflexes with evolving obstacles (spikes to giant snowballs). Players simply to change sides on the snow pillar. Beware of the ice cones and snow balls! Don’t hit the obstacles—this is the number one rule in this fun and free game. Collect points, capture fish, unlock more colorful penguins, and gain the best score in global ranking boards and challenge other players. The thrilling adventure of Arctic animals will keep players playing for hours! Are you ready to begin your adventure? The features await you: Snowy mountains and cold snowy backgrounds; Collect gold fish and unlock exciting colorful penguins; New fun exciting levels; Simple touch control; Tablet optimized; Stunning graphics, colorful visual cartoon and smooth animation; Enchanting orchestra and relaxing music;  Social network sharing;  Stay tuned for updates; and Challenging leader-board contests and game play. Are you a Penguin legend? Now it’s time for YOU to help the cute little Penguin. Have fun!


  • Challenging game play
  • Collectable gold fish
  • Enchanting orchestra and relaxing music
  • Simple touch control
  • Snowy mountain background
  • Social network sharing option
  • Stunning graphics, smooth animation;
  • Tablet optimized
  • Unlockable penguin skins (colors)
  • Updates to come

Gameplay Video

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Penguin Run, Cartoon
Penguin Run, Cartoon
Developer: Universal Games
Price: Free


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