Last updated on June 4th, 2023 at 05:35 pm



Canabalt is one of the best $2.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Finji, LLC, Canabalt is a Entertainment game with a content rating of 9+.
It was released on 2nd October 2009 with the latest update 4th August 2017

Whether you are a fan of Entertainment, Casual, or Action games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


65 people have rated 2.42

You can download the game Canabalt from APP STORE.


"Fantastic… Super-simple, pixel-perfect, great music and sound." –
"Canabalt is pure genius."
Escape the destruction of your city with just one button! The game that popularized the infinite runner genre is back with new game modes and support for every dang phone and tablet thingy!

"This "daring escape" platformer is simply beautiful and beautifully simple." -Kotaku

"It’s going to be quite some time before you find something so simple so thrilling again." -Offworld

"Canabalt is actually much more intense than you’d assume of a game which requires a single finger to play." -GameSpy

Play any of the 8 new game modes with one or two players, dash across rooftops with four different runners, or just chase that high score in the classic futile race for survival.

"It’s all very lovely and full of poignant subtext. And awesomeness. Canabalt is a prime example of a simple idea executed extremely well." -JayIsGames

"I have never seen a concept so richly and successfully realized in such a simple yet stunningly complete form. Canabalt represents the power and potential of small independent games."

"Music is another component that is just perfect – it enhances the strange and unsettling setting of the game and also gives a sense of speed with a hint of hope that quick feet might be the salvation to the horror."

Updated on 4th August 2017

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

ok it’s still 64-bit but now the birds aren’t dorked sry sry sry

Canabalt Reviews

First things first we LOVE this game, but there is a slight visual glitch we noticed during gameplay. We were playing the Invasion game mode for a while and started noticing that the building to the right of the huge spikey thing just suddenly appeared out of the corner of our eye. We looked again, making sure that it really happened, and sure enough, it did. We are just writing this review to inform you. Awesome game though.

This is one of the best games available in the App Store and has been for years. The developers must upgrade the app the utilize the larger screens on the iPhone X models. Please update the app soon and keep it relevant!!!

Classic runner. Easy to learn hard ti master. Endless time killer. Still playing years later.

We dont know but is it possible to make a story to this game or is just endless scenarios we just thought of that since 2019 and we still wonder if it would be possible to make a story for Canabalt instead of endless scenarios in the game though everything in the game is fine we just think that a story would be cool.

Thank you for the 64-bit update! This game is great and we still love to play this game every once and a while.

This game is perfect and has great graphics and fun gameplay makes this great.

We’re so happy that one of our favorite games was brought to 64 Bit!! We were getting worried that it wouldn’t be. This classic deserves to always be on IOS!!

This is a truly great game, but is not optimized for newer phones.

Dont get us wrong, we love this game. Its addictive, fun, and has great atmosphere. But there are things that could be fixed. 1 we wish that you could turn off the music, we like to play our games while listening to podcasts or audiobooks. 2 Maybe a character selector would be nice. We would like to play as the original guy, but now we have to cycle through three other people to get to him. Im not saying that we dont want to play as them, but a choice would be nice. 3 A full screen option. Thats it. All of these problems are very minor, in all we think its a great game and Id recommend it to anyone the fan of games like this.

We think there needs to be a few more levels put into the game. And it would be great if there was a mute button.

Not sure why our last review was deleted. Please, optimize this game for newer phones. Just got an iPhone XR, and the extra width would be quite mice and engaging. Thanks!

Where is intro ? We downloaded it for intro.

We just accidentally bought this game and we actually like the game but a no music option would be really nice. The soundtrack is good but we want to listen to our own stuff. Please fix this!

Great game. Just got it and love it so far. But it ABSOLUTELY needs to be optimized to be full screen on a iPhone X or newer.

No longer compatible with iPod Touch 5th gen, in spite of running iOS 9.3.5 … Which should work. What gives?

Some great visuals and very simple controls, but we had completed every achievement in probably under 20 minutes. Seemed to encounter every type of obstacle well before that too. The game could really use more variation and some sense of progression; as it stands its definitely not worth the price.

It was very incomplete. If you are going to add different levels then you should add enough to actually provide a challenge. It was fun for like an hour of total gameplay, though. Not worth any money, however.

Stop giving these guys money until they get up off the couch in their parents basement and update the app. No widescreen support Recurring bugs Cant control music from within the app.

We love this app, have for years and years.. But now it wont open on iOS 14.

IPhone X has been out since 2017 folks. Plz update the app, should be a simple code tweak, just make it fill the bigger screens. Youre working with a golden classic, give it the love it deserves.

Please allow us to turn the music off and play our own music. Even when we silence our phone it will turn off the game music but wont allow us to play our own. Very disappointed we used to love this game and we bought it to play with our own music from our phone. Please please allow us to play our own music. Im uninstalling this until they fix it.

3 dollars and there’s no return to Main Menu option nor is there a mute button for the rather irritating and incessant music. Come on… Step it up a little.

One of our all time favorite auto runners! Thanks for the 64 bit update. It would be sad to lose such a gem.

Almost a decade later still the best game on the App Store, now refreshed to 64-bit appocalypse-surviving glory. You’ve definitely played the countless imitators, but until you’ve played the original, you basically haven’t even been living a real life. And that’s super sad.

We’ve been playing this game for years, even back when it was on Kongregate. When we found out there was a portable version we were thrilled. We’ve had this app for years now, and it never lets us down. Except for those dang windows that is, we always miss those. Anyway, we realized we had never reviewed it, so here we are. Pros: great minimalist graphics great music (the main theme is killer) unique "story" (not that there’s really much to it, but if you can tear your attention away from the runner to look at the background, you’ll see all sorts of things) new game modes (all falling buildings, no slowdown crates, etc) multiplayer mode? (I haven’t played it with someone else, so we dunno) crates and similar let you slow yourself. Do other infinite runners have this? We don’t recall seeing it in any others. It’s a great mechanic portable Cons WINDOWS!!!! Procedurally generated, so while it’s always POSSIBLE to make the jump if you time it just right, the RNG can mess you up pretty badly could maybe spawn crates a bit more frequently WINDOWWWWSSS!!!! All in all, a fantastic game, a pioneer in the genre. A+ 5stars. We can’t see the price because we’ve already purchased it, but whatever it is, it’s worth it.

It would be cooler if there were guards chasing the runner. Also a visible jump button. Please! Overall it’s the best endless runner ever!

As someone who loves infinite runners, this game is perfect! We just have a couple things we think should be added: 1.) we think, conceding with the first review to this game, a new map could include wallrunning! Like, when you tap, you just have to tap again in the air and in front of a wall and then you wallrun! And maybe you run out of time eventually, so you have to tap again to jump from the wall and make it to some buildings! 2.) It would be awesome if you could change your character! Again, conceding with the first review, maybe new characters could be unlockables…? 3.) we think it would be pretty awesome if you could do online multiplayer on the maps! And if it could hold up to 4 people, that would be tops! We honestly think these and maybe a different soundtrack for each map location could be cool! As the game is already perfect, these would just make it beyond perfect!

This was the first game we ever downloaded on our iPhone 3G and it still makes the front page of the App Store as we hold the 6th version in our hand. Hats off to you mr Saltsman. Glad you keep making improvements.

We’ve seen this game on the App Store for a while but never really tried it out until just now… Very happy with it although we think that $2.99 is a bit much, still… Great Game.

We love this game. It’s very fun and addicting and we love the new modes that you can play in – it definitely makes the game less boring. Good game and we recommend you play this game if you haven’t yet!

Awesome game, can’t put our device down because of it! Really love the settings of the stage and the music. Amazing art. This is a game that’s been in the works for quite some time, and it shows. Awesome job!

Our favorite game behind Flow, Upzle and Rush Hour. Never gets old.

Please do not let Apple kill this wonderful game. Update this app and keep it optimized for the latest iOS so we can still play it.

This game is very addicting and we do intend to press for longer distances ran. The music is addicting also. We’ve never heard of this until Markiplier’s review. As of this review our distance ran is 6961m… And climbing… Are you game?

This game startled us. Seriously. You can feel the adrenaline to the peak while playing Panic mode. Also the other mods are sure made for their purposes.

Just relived some good times by playing this on our new AppleTV. Buy it once, and it works in both places!

Love the game. We just think it could use some more moves and some more obstacles. Like vaulting when you jump a rail or a crate. Or some front flips when jumping from buildings, random not all the time.

We love this game. Its very fun and we practically live on this game. But its needs more moves than just simple jumping. Like unlock like front and backflip and stuff like that you. Also more obstacles and buildings. We hope the developers see this and try adding some stuff we listed. Its a must by. We hope they update this soon.

A fantastic game that has been a joy to come back to. However, ios 10 now gives a warning about 32 bit and future compatibility. Please update it to 64 bit. Thanks!

This is our favorite running game. Less graphic to annoy you and good music while running. But since laste update nearly a year has passed and developer needs to update it for os 10 inorder to consume less battery.

Its really good, it has multiple game modes and that makes it really fun, it also has same device multiplayer which is really cool. We just feel like it needs more, while we love the game and continue to play it it just seems to lack something, maybe unlockables? Like if we could unlock more locations, with more hazards or gameplay, and have more music, we really like the soundtrack its amazing. Overall we think its still an amazing game and anyone who enjoys infinite runners and or platformers should get this. We just wish there was more to do.

Very cool! Fun and addicting. Parkour games are the best. The music is great. And very cool levels looking forward to a new update!!!!!

No fancy coins or other needless features. Just a lot of running. With awesome music.

Good but needs more levels Here is some ideas: Robot level A lot of objects level Water level (favorite ) Small windows level.

We love canabalt but we hate the new outfits. What is this, a morning jog?

We love this game! We started playing it forever ago on our iPod touch. Just bought it for our new phone, and one of our favorite things about the game was the awesome music! But it won’t play on our phone for some reason! We tried deleting and reinstalling the game, restarting our phone, taking it off vibrate mode, turning up the music and sound effects all the way in settings, nothing is working! Can someone please help us? We paid $3 for this app and one of our favorite parts about it isn’t working. If we get it to work we will come back and rate 5 stars. Great game!

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