Carl Williams writes, "I grew up watching reruns of the Smurf cartoon- I didn’t know it was a rerun at the time though. It was a fun show, one that fit in perfectly with early 80’s style. There were moral dilemmas, challenges and educational bits but they were masked quite well- just right for young developing minds to absorb. Much like other cartoons that aired during this era the Smurfs found their home with many a young set of eyeballs. This created a lifelong connection and now most of those fans are entering midlife and probably enjoying seeing a childhood friend return. In Smurfs Epic Run you won’t get a storyline torn from the cartoon but the style and familiar faces are all there, for a price."