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Endless Runners

08-28-2011, 03:41 PM
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Endless Runners

What endless running games have you played, and which ones do you like the most? What is different about them?

Some I have on my device:

Juky - nice graphics, but nothing else.
Go Go Gadget - kids love it. Unlock some special abilities and areas
Canabalt - not much to it
Air Supply - unlock different modes, music, and perhaps other things.

Monster Dash - different backgrounds and weapons, different achievements and sayings to unlock make this game a bit funner
Temple Run - extreme paced 3D with some different power ups
Stylish Sprint - interesting. Different objectives unlock different power ups/costumes and backgrounds
Requiem - keep forgetting about this one so haven't played it much. 3d first person runner that is really fast paced, and later levels get pretty intense.

Looking forward to Jetpack Joyride! Maybe technically not an endless runner, more like an endless flyer - with so much unlockable content.
Hm, there was another one coming out soon too (or recently came out) that looked interesting, but I can't remember the name right now.

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08-28-2011, 03:45 PM
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I think the other upcoming one was Don't Run With A Plasma Sword.

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08-28-2011, 03:50 PM
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My personal favorite is Temple Run. I like it because there's lots of awesome powerups, great controls, sweet graphics, and (most important) it's all around fun, even after I've unlocked all the upgrades. It adds elements not normally seen into 3d and it worked perfectly. There's also enough variety that it doesn't get old fast.
I also own Canabalt, Tiny Wings (if you call it an endless runner), Paper Cut, Air Supply, and a few others...

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08-28-2011, 04:06 PM
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Never heard of Paper Cut so I will check it out.

I am sure some would wznt to include the Hook Champ series in this. Three games with a lot of unlocks based on how fast you can swing, run, etc. There are endless modes in the game.

Prince Penny was free last week. Decent 3D type runner, but it might get old fast as there are no unlockables or other modes.

Chop Chop Runner. Another by the same company that is quite fun and may fit this genre: Chop Chop Kicker - some unlockables. See how far you can kick a dinosaur.

Donut Games has three: Action Hero and Action Buggy - pretty basic gameplay, not much to them. But Rat On A Skateboard has several endless skating modes and is one of my favourite games, trying to see how far you can go, doing tricks and avoiding dangers.

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08-28-2011, 04:20 PM
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Never heard of Paper Cut so I will check it out.

I am sure some would wznt to include the Hook Champ series in this. Three games with a lot of unlocks based on how fast you can swing, run, etc. There are endless modes in the game.

Prince Penny was free last week. Decent 3D type runner, but it might get old fast as there are no unlockables or other modes.

Chop Chop Runner. Another by the same company that is quite fun and may fit this genre: Chop Chop Kicker - some unlockables. See how far you can kick a dinosaur.

Donut Games has three: Action Hero and Action Buggy - pretty basic gameplay, not much to them. But Rat On A Skateboard has several endless skating modes and is one of my favourite games, trying to see how far you can go, doing tricks and avoiding dangers.
Papercut! is currently free, not sure if it's permanent or not though. That Prince Penny one looks interesting actually, who knows maybe it'll go free again :P. But I have to agree on Rat on a Skateboard. I got it when it was free (one of my best freebies ever! I just grabbed it when i was new to iOS and half the games i got back then were junk, lol). RoaS is one of my favorite games.

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08-28-2011, 06:05 PM
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Here are some good endless style movement that might not get much mention otherwise; not sure if you're just looking for "runners" but hope this helps:

Zombie Glider - a flying gliding game with a high level of upgrade customization and some detailed level work (skim the ground and pick off townsfolk or fly to the stars).

Mower Rider - a bumper car style top down game involving sporadic enemy lawn mowers and multiple power-ups.

Mr. Ninja - an endless jumping game; jump at the right angle to collect starts and land on next platform. Requires some precision and can be more methodical than most endless games.

Gravity Hook - an endless climbing game from Canabalt developers; good use of gravity physics.

Cuddle Bears - a limited but polished endless runner where you hop on pink bears to avoid being hugged while a black boar chases you.

Angry Rhino Rampage - also limited but franticly paced endless poacher revenge game.

Line Surfer - a fun game similar to Tiny Birds with some good physics/ragdoll qualities.

Also consider checking out these threads:
Top 10 Endless Running Games
Endless flying games ?
What are the best Canabalt style running games?

Last edited by undeadcow; 08-28-2011 at 06:11 PM.
08-28-2011, 06:08 PM
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4m no inclusion of Jetpack Joyride.....?

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08-28-2011, 06:17 PM
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Temple Run and Monster Dash are my favorite endless runners. Followed by Run Like Hell.
08-28-2011, 07:50 PM
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Temple run is awesome!

If you want a twist you can try Hook Worlds. It's more like an endless grappling hooker (yeah sounds kinda funny) but it's pretty fun.

If you want more unlockables Super Quick Hook has two endless modes (Avalanche, and Eruption). You can buy a ton of equipment/random stuff in the shop with ingame money earned by playing levels

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