When a game has a happy little doggo as the main protagonist, I always expect it to be a pleasant experience - and with Little Dog Bob, it certainly delivers. The 2D endless runner doesn't really want to be anything other than a good boi's fun-filled run through fields, construction sites, and even clouds, but will Bob's furry appeal alone make this game worth your while?Table of contents:
Apart from Bob himself, you'll also come across some interesting characters along the way, and each new addition makes every new level an absolute joy to behold. The backgrounds themselves are lovely to run through, whether you're traversing rocky fields or avoiding quirky obstacles.
All these things really add to the authentic nature of how a cute little doggo might behave when running free across fields in real life. You can also collect coins as you go through each stage, which, in turn, can be used to buy upgrades for Bob and fancy little hats (because why not). These upgrades can help you leap farther, resist sadness, collect more coins and so on.
By the way, the game also lets you choose three different styles of controlling Bob: you can use the virtual joystick to jump and move left and right, or tilt your phone to move Bob along. You can also use a controller if you have one (for the record, I used my Razer Kishi on the Android version of the game and it worked perfectly).
While the levels do get progressively more difficult, you're still rewarded with coins you can diligently try to earn until you gather enough resources to buy an upgrade that'll help you on your next run.
Of course, the game isn't meant to be played in a single go, as levels are nicely separated into bite-sized chunks that you can play whenever you need a quick break. And, considering the game is absolutely free-to-play with no ads, in-app purchases or hidden fees, you'll definitely get so much value in exchange for just small bits of your time.