A game that’s good for a short run, or long

This high-paced obstacle game may remind you of other games such as Temple Run, but Manuganu has a charm all its own. Players control a small boy who lives to run through side-scrolling levels as you control when and where he runs, jumps and occasionally stops. The game’s graphics are excellent for a smartphone title and give the game a great sense of character. The levels start easy but get more challenging as you advance — and later levels will require some skill. The level-by-level organization also makes this game great for sneaking in a quick turn between meetings, but is also fun enough to sit with for a long time. Free, for Android devices.

Hayley Tsukayama