Subway Surfers Review
Subway Surfers is a game in the “endless runner” genre, exactly what it sounds like. You have a point of view behind the main character, and he runs endlessly towards the horizon. Subway Surfers is frequently compared to Temple Run, and in some ways, the two games are similar.
Catching Your Attention
Compared to Temple Run, Subway Surfers is the more colorful of the two. It also offers three paths to choose from when making decisions, not just one. The controls are very simple, consisting of swipes on the touchscreen to move the character left or right to choose a path. Swiping upwards will make the character jump, and swiping down will make him duck. The controls work very well, with good response, but on occasion, notifications appearing on the screen will cause a lag.
Man On The Run
Your character Jake is a graffiti artist, who is caught by the train inspector painting a train. He takes off running with the inspector in hot pursuit. As Jake runs, trains come down the tracks, and Jake must move to right or left to avoid them. It sounds simple enough, but there are complications. Jake needs to jump to collect coins and power-ups that boost speed or jumping ability. You can collect enough coins to upgrade to a hoverboard instead of running, and one power-up gives Jake a jetpack so he can fly above the trains and collect a long row of coins.
Pay If You Want To
The game is very entertaining, and has great graphics with addicting gameplay. Subway Surfers is free to download, but options will cost extra. There are options to purchase coins using real money to gain power-ups. There are also optional characters to add a little variety if you get bored controlling Jake. Other options include new hoverboards, and new locations like Rio de Janeiro.
Subway Surfers is available on a wide variety of devices, including Android, the iPhone 3gs through iPhone 5, every version of the iPad and the Amazon Kindle.
The game offers various types of missions to vary gameplay. One of these variants is to collect a certain number of coins. Another is to collect a certain number of power-ups. One of the more interesting twists is the daily mission. In daily missions, you are assigned a particular task to complete, such as collecting enough letters to spell out a certain word.
Subway Surfers is becoming a phenomenon, with over 1.5 million downloads and has spawned fan websites offering tips and tricks for gameplay. This is a great little game, and highly recommended for fans of the endless runner genre.