Tales Runner is a wonderfully bright and cheerful racing game set in a world where your favorite fairy tales come to life! Challenge your friends and take some friendly competition to the next level. Race through your favorite fairy tales from all over the world!
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Mixed (513 reviews) - 46% of the 513 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 17, 2015

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August 17

Time For Lua-lympics!



"I've been waiting for the Aile-ympics to end, so that I can run a Lua-lympic Event!" says Lua.

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Event #1: Sugar Rumble!
August 17 - 23

Win medals by winning in the Sugar Rumble map. Achieve Top 1 as many times as indicated below to receive the respective reward.

Win 50x (Gold) - Gold Sugar x30
Win 25x (Silver) - Magic GD Hammer(M) x1
Win 10x (Bronze) - Effort Point Up II x2

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Event #2: Sugar Cooling!
August 17 - 23

Win medals by simply playing the Sugar Cooling Map. Play the map as many times as indicated below to receive the respective reward.

Play 50x (Gold) - Time Token x10
Play 25x (Silver) - Unlock Potion
Play 10x (Bronze) - Effort Point Up I x5

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Time Token Bonus
August 19 - 23

Purchase Time Tokens between August 19 - 23 and receive an additional item as a BONUS!

Buy: Time Token x50 | Get: Time Token x10
Buy: Time Token x30 | Get: Gold Sugar x10
Buy: Time Token x10 | Get: Megaphone x1

*Limit of 5 per user

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New Premium Capsule Bonus
August 17 - 21

Earn additional bonus items when you roll the New Premium Capsule Machine.

1x - Effort Point Up I x1
3x - Unlock Potion x1
5x - Zodiac Present Box x1
10x - Magic GD Hammer(M) x1

BONUS: Receive a Time Token x10 for every 10 rolls (Limited to only the first 50 rolls)

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Sun, Moon and Star Capsule Machine
August 17 - 21

Earn additional bonus items when you roll the Sun, Moon and Star Capsule Machine.

1x - Effort Point Up I x5
3x - Special Wild Box x1

BONUS: Receive a Time Token x10 for every 10 rolls (Limited to only the first 50 rolls)

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Sugar Me Up Some More!
August 17 - 21

Satisfy your sweet tooth with BONUS rewards when you purchase any of the following items.

Gold Sugar x300 Set -> Gold Sugar x100 Set
Gold Sugar x100 Set -> H Popular Animal Box x3
Gold Sugar x30 Set -> Time Token x10
Gold Sugar x10 Set -> Worthy Animal Potion x1

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Notes:
**All event dates and times are in OGP Time (Pacific Time – PT)
**All events, content and conditions are subject to change without notice.
**All event rewards will be given 24~48hrs after the event has ended

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About This Game

Tales Runner is a wonderfully bright and cheerful racing game that you can play with your friends! Set in a world where your favorite fairy tales come to life, challenge your friends and take some friendly competition to the next level. With multiple game modes, quests, and social features such as the community Plaza, Farm and chat, there is never a dull moment! Race through your favorite fairy tales from all over the world!

Key Features

  • Co-Op Mode: Join with your guild members and friends and face terrifying boss monsters together! There are puzzles that you must work together and solve in order to advance to the next area. You must learn to work together!
  • 8-man or 20-man Modes: Play Tales Runner maps with up to 8 or 20 players at once! With item mode and crush mode enabled, it's sure to be one crazy time!
  • Relay Mode: Race against other teams in this relay mode! Important thing is to work together with your teammates and pass the baton at just the right time.
  • Animal Racing: Ride your pets and race against other players! Learn to drift your way through steep curves and emerge victorious!
  • Item or No Item Mode: Want to race purely based on skills? Go for No Item mode! Want chaotic fun where you can use items to boost yourself and mess up other players? Go for the Item mode!
  • Farm System: Decorate and build up your farm! Invite your friends over for a party or even an Animal racing or two at your farm. Help grow your friends' farms and receive farm points that you can spend to buy special items.
  • Plaza: Meet your friends in the plaza and relax. Play mini-games in the minigame arcade, visit the Oracle for your fortunes and more!
  • Customization: Hundreds of items are available for your characters! Customize the way your characters look and increase their stats to give you an edge in racing!
  • Meeting System: Meet new players from all over the world with the built-in meeting system!
  • Regular Updates: Tales Runner is updated once every 2 weeks! The game never gets old with new items, events, maps, and contents added constantly!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 3 (800MHz)
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 2 MX or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium 4 (2GHz)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 2 FX or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5000 MB available space
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Overall:
Mixed (513 reviews)
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the gamer's will
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 21
THIS GAME IS A GREAT WAY TO SPEND TIME AND IS SUPER FUN highly recomend
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Mariush
21.3 hrs
Posted: August 17
Dont play this game p2w but ok i understand this but dont get it why i have 1 achivent i make tutorial license and hell room and 100k..M and still dont get eny achivment f sad game.Dont just dont play west time.
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Alex
11.3 hrs
Posted: August 15
Just press : Shift + Alt (To enable the Keyboard in-game !)

It's a HOTFIX, bump up so the Developpers and Players see it.
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Cronus
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 10
Sad game :(
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cupidsauce
31.7 hrs
Posted: August 2
This is my first review so bare with me

I played Talesrunner (TR) since it was hosted back on Gpotato. I spent countless hours playing on the weekends when I was younger. Then TR shutdown on December 21 2011.

That was the golden era.

TR right now is in a bad state.

The community is a mix bag. It's a small community. Good hearted players that want to have fun are the minority. I run into elitist and hackers that make this game unenjoyable. on top of that this is a very niche game. TR has a hard time welcoming new players

This game is sadly play to win if you played competitively. There is a lot of gear that boost your stats. you can get items using in-game money but the grind is not worth it. if you want to look good you have to pay for it.

I got DoS from a player of this game. not fun.

This game is not what it used to be.
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Unsmiley
8.9 hrs
Posted: July 26
a majority of the reviews for this game are correct to an extent. firstly, I'm going to say for right now this game isn't Pay to Win despite how many items there are that give you an advantage, this game is merely a grind, as every item in the game can be acquired through either RNG boxes or cards+TR, with the sole exception of characters, however characters in this game fall into 2 tiers and a majority of the 2nd tiered characters with better stats cost a reasonable amount of in-game currency. and if you find it repititive or tedious, then MMOs in general probably aren't your thing, this server was practically dead on arrival though, due to TR just falling out of style with everyone that used to play it back when it was localized in 2008. veteran players either just were tired of servers going down or just got bored of how there's a player requirement for arguably the best maps in the game. and on top of that is a developer that probably doesn't even communicate with OGPlanet, the host of this server, as insinuated through having their server infamously IP block IPs out of south korea, and OGP getting their stuff about 5 months behind, which just doesn't make any sense because patches for this game are released regularly in Korea, it's just nobody cares about this game anymore, so that means this game isn't desirable as a MMO.
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Chris
1.9 hrs
Posted: July 24
Ran backwards, 10/10
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cancer
5.1 hrs
Posted: July 8
not a fan of the changes that were made here and there, mainly the pay to win items........ still gonna give this game a pass because of nostalgia and because tales runner was the ♥♥♥♥ back in 2007, i used to play this game 7 hours a day.


if you are a new player you will probabbly be turned off - not reccomended

if you used to play this game in its 2007-2008 golden era then go for it! the nostalgia make the game x100000 better


artstyle is cool too
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ninjawho
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 3
Looks like a fun game to kill time with but no matter what i do it doesnt let me type my Game ID in. Couldnt play more than 5mins ;D
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~Czo.Sensi`.~いただきます~
2,313.4 hrs
Posted: June 27
awesome game with cute characters and challenging maps .
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Just press : Shift + Alt (To enable the Keyboard in-game !)

It's a HOTFIX, bump up so the Developpers and Players see it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
This is my first review so bare with me

I played Talesrunner (TR) since it was hosted back on Gpotato. I spent countless hours playing on the weekends when I was younger. Then TR shutdown on December 21 2011.

That was the golden era.

TR right now is in a bad state.

The community is a mix bag. It's a small community. Good hearted players that want to have fun are the minority. I run into elitist and hackers that make this game unenjoyable. on top of that this is a very niche game. TR has a hard time welcoming new players

This game is sadly play to win if you played competitively. There is a lot of gear that boost your stats. you can get items using in-game money but the grind is not worth it. if you want to look good you have to pay for it.

I got DoS from a player of this game. not fun.

This game is not what it used to be.
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465 of 532 people (87%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2015
OK this is a serious review
I've been a hk talesrunner player since 2007
This game's design is really good, a fun running game
But later on you'll find out this is actually a pay-to-win game
Most strong armor or shoes that boost your stats actually cost real money
This game is not really free-to-play...
You can give a try, but when you meet some strong players you will want to pay for stats just to beat other players
Not really recommend, but it's definitely a fun game
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220 of 259 people (85%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
60.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
WARNING, LONG REVIEW AHEAD. SCROLL DOWN FOR TL;DR

Tales Runner isn't what it used to be.

Do not let the low game time fool you about this review. I only did this so I could write this.

I have played Tales Runner since 2008-09 when it was hosted by GPotato, and have been a major fan of the game ever since. The cartoony graphics, quirky maps, and interesting characters are what kept me playing the game for so long. I was playing the game before alchemy was even released, and the most you could get on your stats were about +1 or +2 on specific stats with some items. All I did was play as Charlie (Now named Billy), and I had tons of fun playing with almost anybody no matter what level.

Once alchemy was released, that was a completely different story, and everybody had to get their hands on them because it was an interesting concept that made Tales Runner an MMO. At first, it was just something fun to get bonus stats so that you can become stronger as long as you kept your alchemy repaired.

Skip ahead two or three years.

Gpotato then turned Tales Runner into a pay2win game. With all new pets, the grand Piero alchemy set that all pros including myself needed to get, and trees to put in your farm to get tons of EXP for so that you can level up, Tales Runner started making its downward slope into destroying itself. Finally, Gpotato released the biggest content patch that many users had been waiting so long for... Chaos War.

All new Angel and Devil sets were released, multiple Legendary Fire equips (That only came in different colors but came in the near same stats, but required TONS of farming for in game money to claim in their gambling system.) Chaos War brought along new content like turf wars, and chaos maps (Basically maps where you join together with different people to defeat a specific boss.) Everybody only did Guardian Training (Hard) because it was a simple, easy boss that anybody with good amount of skills could do in under 2 minutes to get MASSIVE amounts of EXP and TR. This is where the fun started getting sucked out of the game. That's all people did, as well as The Angry Brother map (Another easy map for those that are skilled that you can finish in only 30 seconds to get tons of EXP.)

Now, there are two types of players in Tales Runner: Those that played for fun, and those that played to become the best. I fell under those that only played for fun after I realized that they were taking a game like this so seriously. I had all alchemy upgraded to their final level, most of them Rank S for the best stats that could come on them, every single character, and the skills to back up those items.

I even joined in most events that the GMs hosted to get the players to participate in to win for prizes. I won a Tales Runner t-shirt from the Battle Channel that I still keep in my closet as a keepsake, and almost won an Xbox 360. The GMs, specifically Yuui were really some great, friendly people that knew how to do their job correctly. And that was pretty amazing for a game brought over from Korea to the US.

Shortly after the release of Kuro, Tales Runner became rather...empty. Before, I used to be able to find a Lizard Crisis (Hard) or Angry Lizard (Hard) room to play in with a full 30 people. Now it was just Brazillians (Not trying to be rude here) that spent tons of money on the game to get the best alchemy, pets, etc, while doing The Angry Brother to get high up in the level rankings, and the usual other high level players spamming Guardian Training (Hard) for more EXP. Gpotato then decided that they needed to shut down the server. Perhaps it was because they already peaked a few years before, or they just weren't having enough people play on their server. I was not too sure.

I was devestated that they had shut down a game that was so close to my heart, that I had so many friends on. Luckily, Gpotato left the forums up for a few months after the shut down, and I got a bunch of my old friend's contact information to keep in touch with them, which I still talk to today. I've played on the Korean and Thailand Tales Runner server, though mostly the Korean one, and I can see the clear difference of what makes them differ from Gpotato's and OGplanet's version. They have players that actually play for FUN.

This game was originally created to be played for fun with others, even if there was a sense of competition thrown in. I've had tons of laughs for the many years that I've played with on Gpotato's Tales Runner, and the memories will never die out. To keep a hold of those memories, I've played on some of the private servers that Tales Runner veterans have made, like Atomix Tales Runner and Aeon Tales Runner; both of which are shut down now due to money/server hosting issues. When word got to me about the opening of a new, official US Tales Runner server, I jumped onto it as soon as possible, only to realize I was playing a piece of crap disguised as a brick of gold. The game will never be like how it used to be, and it is not even worth to me to start over from the very beginning to try and work my way up the rankings and get all my old alchemy and pets.

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What OGplanet is TRYING to do with Tales Runner now

Ever since with the release on Steam, it seems like OGplanet is trying to reach out to new players in an attempt to bring Tales Runner back into full swing to the way it used to be. But now, since the Korean server is far, far, FAR ahead of the US server now, and the previous US server had so many updates into it, OGplanet is able to implement new content into the game really, really quickly, and have advanced much farther than what Gpotato Tales Runner used to be.

Now, some people may think that OG Tales Runner isn't pay2win. Let me shine the light on a few things that clearly make it that way.

1. Buying Astros to buy TR so that you can buy characters and upgrade alchemy faster than having farmed the TR.

2. Buying 'candy' to speed up your marriage days so that you can get to the last ranking ring much faster than having done it normally. (Before you had to be with a couple for a whole 365 days in order to get the ring.)

3. There is still the aspect of using Astros to easily get the top gear in the game, excluding Legendary Fire gear. (Now unless you're a ♥♥♥♥♥♥, all you will get is the Black Piero Set and not the Elite Piero Set, unless you want to look really fancy.) This costs roughly 2064 Astros, or $100.

You can easily spend money in this game to get what you want, even if it comes down to a matter of skill, which some people forget. I've played with a default "Billy" for quite some time now, and I am still able to easily beat people that have fully geared main meta characters like "Troy", "Lily" and Kai. That says something to me, and shows that people are just buying their way to a sad attempt at victory, rather than playing the game and getting the experience needed to actually get better and enjoy the game.

Rather than farming for alchemy cards and TR, people would rather buy their shortcuts, which personally is not my problem, because people are allowed to spend their money the way they want to. I have no say in how others spend their money. So OGplanet is basically reaching out to new players to get more p2w players than they already have in hopes to make even more money to pay for their terrible, laggy servers.

All I can say now is, R.I.P. Tales Runner. Thanks for all the good times, and friends that I've made on the old Gpotato server.

tl;dr - The game is pay2win, and is not like how it used to be. Only play it if you're incredibly bored and have nothing else to do.

And these new names for the characters are absolutely terrible. OGplanet, just give it up.
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287 of 364 people (79%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
pay to win :(
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720 of 1,009 people (71%) found this review helpful
1,165 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2015
AVG said it was a virus ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

0.1/10
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436 of 619 people (70%) found this review helpful
563 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
Great uninstall button! very interactive!
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123 of 166 people (74%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
This is Korea online game since 2005
And I played and liked this game.

But there is no improvement compared with 5 years ago.
And I can't play map three times at one game.
Lots of bugs.

Above all, 'Pay to win'
I'm Korean but I don't like Korea online game because of this.

So don't play this game

기대한 내가 바보지....
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179 of 263 people (68%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
-Very low graphic
-a few Hackers(released today)
-Pay to win
-boring
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80 of 107 people (75%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2015
Unbelievably low resolution, unskippable and unneccessarily slow dialogs, and only 2 characters available out of the 12+ listed?

Could not find any form of menu or options.

Default keymaps were just barely acceptable.

PAY TO WIN. PASS.
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