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The main levels in Daring Raccoon are exciting, there’s no doubt about that. The game is a classic example of retro arcade gaming done right. Graphics are basic but very well rendered, and the game itself runs smoothly, almost never lagging, shutting down, or freezing. This is something of a welcome change from other games currently available that stretch the operational limits of the devices they’re meant to be played on to the point that they are nearly unplayable – at least not with any degree of enjoyment. Daring Raccoon’s controls work simply. Direct the raccoon and jump when appropriate. You’d be surprised how much fun those two little motions end up being within the game. The aim is to climb upwards through maze-like levels and find every piece of fruit without either falling off the map or being attacked by roaming snakes and bugs. The villains here move on linear tracks, so a big part of the game becomes good timing and quickness above anything else. There’s no person I’ve shown this game to that doesn’t agree its worth trying to play through at least once, if only because it offers so much more than the 45 second diversion-based entertainment that most other iPhone games offer. There’s thinking to be done here, and on the later levels the process of creating a successful strategy to complete each level starts to even outweigh the actual gaming aspects of Daring Raccoon as the most enjoyable factors in the game.