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Run through the Large Hadron Collider in this ‘scientific’ runner

You wouldn’t think it from all the news conferences, but it turns out scientists at the Large Hadron Collider aren’t really working with computers and other technical kit. Instead, elusive particles are found by a scientist sprinting inside the particle accelerator, charging themselves up with energy by running across glowing blue panels, and then making a ‘collision’ by (accidentally or otherwise) leaping into the abyss.

Health and safety’s going to have a field day with this.

Health and safety’s going to have a field day with this.

At least, that’s how Boson X explains things, and it seems a lot more interesting than ‘Prod At Computers, The Videogame’. It’s just you versus an endless, 3D tube; repeating patterns of gaps, bridges and walls come at you with increasing speed, and the entire screen spins as you leap to the side. It’s a visually stunning, thrilling ride that borrows from Super Hexagon, Canabalt and Tempest. However, unlike many endless runners, there’s a great sense of variety here. Each of the six accelerators within the game has a very distinct personality, and you must change tactics accordingly, in order to beat them.

Our latest run: not good. We blame having to take screen grabs.

Our latest run: not good. We blame having to take screen grabs.

Boson X also has that undefinable something that keeps you coming back for more. Even when you’ve discovered the elusive Boson X particle, this game remains fun to play, with you chipping away at high-scores on Game Center — all in the name of science!

Price: $1.99/£1.49

Size: 10.6 MB

Version: 1.0.26

Developer: Ian MacLarty

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Boson X Review: Fun, varied endless runner
A really great game from an unexpected source – boosted by repeatable playability. But we wanted more!
For
  • Incredibly exciting and fun to play
  • It's very re-playable too, endless fun!
Against
  • We do have some minor control grumbles
  • There's also only six levels to Boson X
4.1Overall Score