Remember Run for Money? You Can Play It In English Now


Remember Run for Money Tousouchuu, that one Nintendo 3DS game by Bandai Namco that really took off in Japan? It’s available on iOS and Android devices now, and it’s in English to boot.


Run for Money has an interesting premise. You hear rumours of “Chronos,” a corporation from the year 2900, ringing people up on their phones to tell them about a game called “Run for Money,” where you compete to win prizes. Chronos and Run for Money are considered a rumour, until one day, the corporation rings you up.


Run for Money puts you in the shoes of a “runner”. The whole time, you’re chased by “hunters” through city streets and the goal is to survive until time runs out. Winning means getting to take home valuable loot, while losing means you lose everything you’ve won. It’s a gamble, so sometimes, it’s better to cash in your winnings while you can.


The game begins by asking you to choose your name and gender. Once you’ve done that, you’re thrown right into the game while the Operator gives you a quick on-the-fly tutorial on how to play. The tutorial is completely inoffensive, and I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I could begin playing.


Run for Money has multiple stages, NPCs and endings. It also has worldwide rankings so you can see how you hold up against other runners. You can download the game for either iOS or Android devices.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.