Cookie Run (Korean: 쿠키런 : 쿠키들의 오븐탈출 대작전!, lit. Kukileon) is the original and Korean version of Cookie Run. The game was released on April 2nd, 2013. Unlike LINE Cookie Run, this game is based on KakaoTalk, a Korean-based social platform similar to LINE. Although it was once released worldwide, the game is now limited to Korean marketplace in both Google Play and App Store.

There's not much of a difference in terms of gameplay in the Kakao version of the game compared to the LINE version, but there are quite small differences in terms of update schedule and in some game logic.

Like other Korean-based games, the Korean version of the game offered a much updated version than the international version, up to the point in which it even has its own merchandise store that allows shipping only domestically. Although it was released nine months earlier than the LINE version, the differences between updates are getting shorter and shorter. The current update difference between Kakao and LINE for Cookie and Pet is 100 days, which is 3 months and 9 days.[1]

Season Updates Edit

No English Name Native Name Launch Date Days
1 Grand Debut N/A April 2, 2013 134
2 Cookie Run: 2nd Story 두번째 이야기 August 14, 2013 122
3 Cookie Run: Winter Story 겨울 이야기 December 14, 2013 79
4 Cookie Run: Edge of the World 격변의 전조 March 3, 2014 150
5 Cookie Run: New World 새로운 세계 July 31, 2014 185
6 Cookie Run: City of the Wizards 마법사들의 도시 February 1, 2015 191
7 Cookie Run: Tower of Frozen Waves 얼음파도의 탑 August 11, 2015 237
8 Cookie Run: Wrath of the Dragon 깨어난 용의 분노 April 4, 2016 135
9 Cookie Run: New World Discovered 신대륙발견 August 17, 2016 Ongoing

Difference between the Line and Kakao versions Edit

This does not apply to unreleased content but rather changes from Kakao to (English) Line released content.

Season Releases Edit

This table compares the difference between seasons of Cookie Run in LINE and Kakao.

No Season Kakao's Launch Date LINE's Launch Date Days
1 Grand Debut April 2, 2013 January 23, 2014 296
2 Cookie Run: 2nd Story August 14, 2013 May 28, 2014 287
3 Cookie Run: Winter Story December 14, 2013 Not released in LINE N/A
4 Cookie Run: Edge of the World March 3, 2014 October 20, 2014 231
5 Cookie Run: New World July 31, 2014 December 18, 2014 140
6 Cookie Run: City of the Wizards February 1, 2015 May 15, 2015 103
7 Cookie Run: Tower of Frozen Waves August 11, 2015 December 21, 2015 132
8 Cookie Run: Wrath of the Dragon April 4, 2016 June 28, 2016 85
9 Cookie Run: New World Discovered August 17, 2016 October 14, 2016 58

Cookies Edit

  • Some of the Cookies names were changed in the Line version.
    • Cream Cookie is "Cookies and Cream Cookie (쿠키앤크림 쿠키)".
    • Ginger Claus is "Santa Cookie (산타맛 쿠키)."
    • Ninetales Cookie is "Kumiho Cookie (구미호맛 쿠키)". See the Trivia section of Ninetales Cookie for more info.
    • Adventurer Cookie is "Explorer Cookie (탐험가맛 쿠키)".
    • Muay Thai Cookie is "Red Pepper Cookie (홍고추맛 쿠키)".
    • Kiwi Biker Cookie is simply "Kiwi Cookie (키위맛 쿠키)".
    • Tiger Lily Cookie is "Jungle Warrior Cookie (정글전사 쿠키)".
    • Carol Cookie is "Bard Cookie (음유시인맛 쿠키)".
    • Cream Puff Cookie is "Choux Cream Cookie (슈크림맛 쿠키)".
    • Moonlight Cookie is "Moonlight Witch Cookie/Mystic Moonlight Cookie (달빛술사 쿠키)". 술사 (sulsa) means someone who can use magic such as for summoning, alchemy and black art. He or she is like a wizard.
    • Gumball Cookie is "Bubblegum Cookie" (버블껌맛 쿠키)".
    • Peppermint Cookie is "Peppermint Candy Cookie (박하사탕맛 쿠키)".
    • General Jujube Cookie is just "Jujube/Date Cookie (대추맛 쿠키)".
    • Rebel Cookie is sometimes referred to as "Monk Cookie (의적맛 쿠키)".
  • Many of the Line Cookies were not released in the same order as in Kakao.
    • Some of these cookies that was released on LINE in Cookie Run: New World are released in Edge of the World or Winter Story in Kakao. We call these cookies as legacy cookies, as they are originally meant to be relevant in older seasons.
    • Also due to some Cookies not being released in the Line version during that time of the Halloween event of 2014, some of the Cookie's costumes go unused in Line.
    • Cherry Cookie and Carol Cookie were released together as a pair.
    • Mint Choco Cookie and Cocoa Cookie were released together as a pair.
    • General Jujube Cookie and Peach Cookie were released together as a pair.
    • Peppermint Cookie, General Jujube Cookie, and Peach Cookie were released during the The City of Wizards season in LINE, in contrast with the Tower of Frozen Waves season in Kakao.
    • In Kakao, White Choco Cookie was released before Herb Cookie. In LINE, the latter came first, and assumably due to the adjacent Earth Day.
    • Rebel Cookie was released much, much later in the LINE version than in the Kakao version. While he was released on 11 November 2016 in Kakao, he was released on 14 September 2013, with a time span of over 1000 days.
  • The unlock requirements for the Cookies were also slightly changed in the Kakao version.
    • Skating Queen Cookie's unlock requirement was being in Level 45 instead of 35.
    • Hero Cookie's unlock requirement is having 150 friends instead of 120.
    • Both Special Force Cookie and Cheerleader Cookie require 10 fully upgraded Cookies and 12 fully upgraded Pets respectively, whereas in the LINE version players only need 10 Cookies and 12 Pets respectively.
    • Soda Cookie's requirement is having 25 fully upgraded Cookies instead of 21.
    • Adventurer Cookie's requirement is having 200 friends instead of earning 2,000,000 points.
    • Muay Thai Cookie's requirement is having 30 S-grade treasures instead of having 150 friends.
    • Herb Cookie's requirement is having 56 Cookies instead of 55. This is probably due to the fact that White Choco Cookie is released before it in Kakao instead of after as in LINE.
    • Rebel Cookie's requirement is owning Windy instead of having 120 friends.
  • In the LINE version, the L-grade Cookies are placed after the S-grade Cookies. In the Kakao version, they are placed in the order of the S-grade Cookie's release date, after the first Cookie released in a season. The only exceptions are Sea Fairy Cookie and Wind Archer Cookie, who is placed by order of release date.
  • Unlike the Line version, Ninetales Cookie and Rebel Cookie in Kakao is only available to buy during certain events making her a limited addition.
    • Ninetales Cookie and Rebel Cookie also has several different appearances in Kakao based on when the player bought her.
  • Like the Japanese version of Line, Vampire Cookie and Alchemist Cookie are stated to be siblings.
    • In Kakao, Alchemist Cookie is the one who saved Vampire Cookie from the oven.
    • However, with the release of the Wrath of the Dragon season, even in the English version, they were confirmed to be siblings.
  • Cheesecake Cookie is said to inherit her rich flavor from Buttercream Choco Cookie and is his daughter.
  • Blackberry Cookie is said to be looking for someone in her Kakao description.
  • Cheerleader Cookie's Kakao description describes hers being made of lemons and mint rather than only drinking lemon juice.
  • Rather than being exposed to dark magic, Devil Cookie is described to be a mix of Angel Cookie's batter and bat extract.
  • Both Cherry Cookie and Cherry Blossom Cookie have a loading message that starts with "Let's play together!" (같이 놀자!) hinting that they have some sort of relation to each other.
  • Cream Puff Cookie in Kakao was not as powerful as in the LINE version. In the Kakao version, all jellies summoned did not gain additional 4,000 points and she also produced Mini Energy potion during big party jelly. However, with the release of the Wrath of the Dragon version, she was balanced to include the Mini Energy potion as well during her big jelly parties.
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    Kiwi Biker Cookie in the Kakao version has a slightly different Driving Licence, despite being in Korean.


  • Cony Balloon and Brown Balloon are pets exclusive to LINE because these characters are associated in LINE, and they do not appear in Kakao.



Game MechanicsEdit

  • Kakao version's Boosts functions differently than the LINE version. While players can choose which boost they wanted to use in the LINE version, players will automatically use all of the boost they have if they have one in their arsenal in the Kakao version. Players can choose to use Fast Start Fast Start and Cookie Relay Cookie Relay during gameplay, so they can still keep the boost should they want to.
    • The boosts during gameplay only show Random Boost, Double XP Double XP, and Power Jelly Boost Power Jellies Boost. Energy Boost Energy Boost 40 is not shown during gameplay in the Kakao version, but the effect still applies.
    • This was true in the first season of LINE Cookie Run.
  • Orange Cookie and Mini Orange Mouse were the first Cookie and Pet to be featured in the Package Deals in Kakao, in contrast with Lime Cookie and Mr. Limeguard in LINE.
  • The LINE version lets players have a free trial on a new Cookie and see the details about a new Pet right from the newsletter, while in Kakao they cannot do this. If players want a free trial of the newest Cookie in the Kakao version, they would have to wait for another Cookie to be released before trying out the new Cookie from the Cookie Shop. For Cookies released since the "Wrath of the Dragon" season, however, players can have a free trial nearly every day after their individual release from the Cookie Shop.
  • The Package Deals are also slightly different.
    • Coins are given instead of Crystals for the Kakao version, and the Cookie and Pet would already be in Level 8 when bought, regardless of type.
    • For the Crystals given, CookieRunCrystal 100 is given for the Cookie Package, CookieRunCrystal 220 is given for the Advanced Package, and CookieRunCrystal 810 is given for the Supreme Package.
    • Coins worth Coin 001 50,000 are given in the Cookie Package.
    • For the Starter's Package, CookieRunCrystal 55 is given instead of the CookieRunCrystal 75.
    • For the Intermediate Package, CookieRunCrystal 200 is given instead of CookieRunCrystal 100. Coins are given instead of Crystals as a bonus when purchasing Angel Cookie.
    • There is no Value Package in the Kakao version.
    • There was also no Guaranteed S-Rank Treasure Package in the Kakao version.
  • In the LINE version, you cannot see the number of seconds left before your Fortune Cookie gets ready as well as for expiring rewards obtained from Tower of Frozen Waves or Fortune Cookies. In the Kakao version, you can see the number of seconds left.
    • This is due to literally how long the word "days" is compared to the Korean word for days (일). Since the English word for days is too "long", it is not possible to fit in the number of seconds left before a Fortune Cookie gets ready or before a reward expires.


  • Interestingly, the LINE version got the 25-day Daily Bonus first before the Kakao version, which recently implemented it on September 2015.
    • Great Treasure Chest Ticket was also one of the rewards in Kakao.
  • Lime Cookie was not released at the time of the Combi Challenge event. To make the event have 80 challenges, as opposed to only 79, LINE had to replace the combi for Lime Cookie and Mr. Limeguard with the combi for Ninetales Cookie and Foxy Bead.
  • In Alphabet Challenge Event, the sentences say "HOT SUMMER COOL VACATION" and "RUN WITH COOKIES IT'S FUN" instead of "SUMMER IS HERE!" and "SURF WITH US FOR A SPECIAL TREAT!" in Line. Also, the reward was CookieRunCrystal 25 instead of CookieRunCrystal 20. The number of Boost Sets as well as amount of Coins remain the same.
    • This event had crossed over from the sixth season season, The City of Wizards, to the seventh season, Tower of Frozen Waves.
  • In Collect Moonlight Pieces, instead of Werewolf Cookie, Ninetales Cookie was featured in this event. It was to promote chuseok (추석), Korean Thanksgiving, while the LINE version only promoted the full moon of late September. Also, in the Kakao version, when players put together the moon pieces, it revealed a secret code in which they could redeem CookieRunCrystal 10.
  • The Spring Concert (봄맞이 음악회, lit. bommaj-i eum-aghoe) event both started on the same day. However, the Kakao version tends to end this event a day earlier than the LINE version.
  • Both Collect Water Drops and Everyday Episode Mission started in the LINE version before the Kakao version.
  • The Junior Cookie Challenge also started earlier in the LINE version.
    • Some missions are exclusive to the LINE version, while having Cream Puff Cookie in the event is exclusive to Kakao. This further proves that Cream Puff Cookie is considered a child Cookie.
  • Since the Make an Ice Cream Cake event, both LINE and Kakao went separate ways with the events. They do not either happen in the same timeframe, happen in LINE before Kakao, or happen in Kakao before LINE.
  • Halloween Parties tend to start and end a week earlier in the Kakao version, in contrast with the LINE version. An exception was in 2016, in which the Halloween Party in LINE came two weeks after the Kakao version.
  • Some events that celebrate holidays exclusive to the LINE audience, such as Happy Drop Event and Float Wishing Lotus Flowers, do not appear in the Kakao version because Korea does not celebrate these kind of events. Instead, they are replaced with an event that relates more to Korean culture. For example, the Happy Drop Event was replaced with a similar event that celebrated Cheesecake Cookie's coming-of-age ceremony.
  • In the event Want to Make a Snowman?, players are given CookieRunCrystal 100 at the end for finishing all the snowmen in Kakao. However, this does not happen in LINE.
  • Collect Summer Vacation Tickets did not feature Pancake Cookie in the LINE version.
  • Although one can say that the Favorite Cookie Challenge is an unreleased event, it is actually an exclusive event to LINE, because the event depends on the fans' opinions for the Cookies in the event. And no two results in different platforms can be exactly the same.


  • There is no Combi Bonus border in Kakao Cookie Run. It was the same thing in the LINE, before it appeared again in December. Because someone thought it was a bug
  • Kakao version has only Korean language option, meanwhile LINE version is available in English, Thai, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Previously, LINE Cookie Run even added support for Spanish.
    • The support for Spanish disappeared with 'Edge of The World' update.
  • While the title screen fades in from black (from the Devsisters logo) in the LINE version, the Kakao version just has the Devsisters logo fade out to black and then have a hard cut to the title screen. The loading messages also immediately come in the Kakao version while in LINE the loading messages come shortly after the title screen fades in, depending on the strength of the network connection.
    • Also, the Kakao version has an additional loading message at the end that says "와우! 로딩 성공!", which means "Wow! Loading successful!"
  • Kakao's Costumer Support ( is more detailed than LINE's Costumer Support.
  • The Kakao version does not have a "Notices" section in the settings. Instead, all important updates are mentioned in their Naver blog:
  • When you switch from the iOS to the Android version and vice versa in LINE, the Crystal count will reset to 1. This does not happen in the Kakao version however. Reasons for this is unknown.
  • In the LINE version, if you have a rooted/jailbroken phone or are using a simulator, you will receive a notification saying whether to collect data from the device. This does not appear in the Kakao version however.

Trivia Edit

  • The Edge of the World's Korean name, 격변의 전조, literally translates to "The Sign of the Huge Change."
  • Line and Kakao both run on GMT+9. The new day takes on midnight in GMT+9, which equals 3 p.m. in GMT.
    • The Korean Cookie Run's weekly ranking ends at every Sunday, 9:00 p.m. (GMT+9), like the Line version.
  • Line Cookie Run's first season loading image is exactly the same as Kakao Cookie Run's 2nd Story loading image, though Cheerleader Cookie, Skating Queen Cookie, Special Force Cookie, and Hero Cookie were not released in the first Line version yet.

Gallery Edit

Loading Screens Edit

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Halloween Edit

Christmas Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. Judging by the release of Moon Rabbit Cookie in Kakao and in LINE.