Temple Run helped bring the endless distance game genre to a new generation of gamers. It was an addictive and fun game to play. Subway Surfers further improves on the Temple Run mechanic and made it much more engaging to play.
Subway Surfers introduces many features that makes it, in my opinion, the better game. First, the controls are much better. Subway Surfers has opted not to use the gyroscope functions of your smartphone or tablet to make your character move from side to side. There are also more goodies to be had. The different power-ups are fun to get and you get to unlock more things in the store with the coins you collect. There are also more characters you can unlock in this game, which is quite cool since the game’s design aesthetics are top-notch. It has a cartoony feel but rendered as 3D. Kiloo Games also engages gamers to return again and again by offering various updates – like seasonal characters. For example, for its Halloween update the security guard who chases your character was turned into Frankenstein’s monster. A minor skin alteration, but still fun nonetheless.
Another noteworthy game feature in Subway Surfers is that it gives purpose to your endless running and coin collecting. There are missions you can decide to take that, when successful, will increase your score multiplier (up to 30x). You need to perform three things in order to become successful in the mission and this gives you purpose in what you’re doing.
Subway Surfers is a game that you should have in your smartphone or tablet.