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Behind-the-Back Runners List

10-09-2012, 03:39 PM
#11
And another stupid question, what does behind the back mean? I assume you mean a 3rd person endless runner where you obviously see the back right? Cause joypack jetride technically do you don't have a back perspective.
10-09-2012, 03:48 PM
#12
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
And another stupid question, what does behind the back mean? I assume you mean a 3rd person endless runner where you obviously see the back right? Cause joypack jetride technically do you don't have a back perspective.
Correct. Jetpack Joyride would not be considered a behind-the-back runner. I think Greyskull was just mentioning it because it really was one of the first runners of any kind to use a mission-based system and that others, including many of the BTB runners listed here, use that system. But it should not go on this list.

10-09-2012, 04:03 PM
#13
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,292
Awp is correct. I was just referring to the mission sytem found in almost every new endless runner (and jumper...I favor endless jumpers, but more new endless runners are released, given that Temple Run and JJ are more recent hits than Doodle Jump). Usually exactly like Jetback Joyride's mission system, in that you are almost always given 3 missions at a time.
10-09-2012, 04:36 PM
#14
Well, another stupid question, but how does a game like Zaxxon qualify, I know it is an endless runner and all, and it is from the back view, but it has nothing to do with humans, trolls, zombies, etc... It's space.

If you define it as space, alot of space shooters would almost fall into this category. You could then almost include games like Boost 2 or Supersonic or Aaaaah if they had a ship or some other contraption. I know that these games aren't endless runners and have a FP point of view, but anyway, just though behind the back meant you were looking at someone's back, was a 3d game, but if it's not, you could add on a lot of shooters to the list, cause some of them are kind of endless.
10-09-2012, 04:36 PM
#15
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Originally Posted by Greyskull View Post
One last thing...what does the (u) stand for...universal?
Thanks for the explanation, I'll take a closer look and add them on and yes, (u) is for universal.
10-09-2012, 04:39 PM
#16
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Well, another stupid question, but how does a game like Zaxxon qualify, I know it is an endless runner and all, and it is from the back view, but it has nothing to do with humans, trolls, zombies, etc... It's space.
Good point. I think maybe I will just remove Zaxxon and stick to running proper so that there is no ambiguity.
10-09-2012, 04:50 PM
#17
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,255
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
My recommendations off the list:

Agent Dash
Amazing Runner
Axon Runners
Blood Roofs
One Epic Knight
Pitfall
Subway Surfers
TheEndApp

and of course he original Temple Run and it's Brave spinoff.
Meant to say that I totally agree with everything on this list (except Pitfall, which I unfortunately can't play on my 3GS). My personal favorite is Blood Roofs, but it seems like a love-it-or-hate-it type of game so enter at your own risk. Axon Runners is also a great game, but much more difficult than the others listed and has a fairly steep learning curve.

I'd rank Agent Dash, One Epic Knight and Subway Surfers in just about a three-way-tie after those. Then Amazing Runner and TheEndApp (sorry, E-P, I know that last one would probably be near the top of your list).

Temple Run is and always will be a great game, but as is the case with any genre, the more and more "clones" add new features to the mix, the more it feels a little less exciting than it once was.
10-09-2012, 05:06 PM
#18
Yeah, I know there is a heck of alot of them out there, every other day it seems like I download a free app that is one. Most are junk, but some are really good. I'm not much of an endless runner fan, but once in a while I do buy them like Blood Roofs or Temple Run Brave, if it is pretty good. But I think there of tons of them, wish I could help you more, but your list is pretty good. A lot of these behind the back runners are getting pretty good, and the best thing is they are free, so for people like myself that aren't runner fans, we can still play them without buying them.
02-03-2013, 05:24 AM
#19
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,652
Hey Retrospective!

If you have time to update, would like to ask you to add the ff:

Aby Escape Deluxe
Ameya Jungle Warrior
Bear Gryllis
Frantic Flight
Last Knight
Knightscape
Infinity Run 3D
Ninja Revinja
Run 'n' Gun
Starship Troopers Invasion: Mobile (something.. forgot the whole title)
Temple Run 2
Tinybee Dash
Tinybee Snow
Verticus
Pocket Climber

Gunner Runner and Shove Pro have a towards-the-front view... So i dunno if we could make exceptions and add them here.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword

Last edited by Exact-Psience; 02-03-2013 at 05:41 AM.
02-03-2013, 05:28 AM
#20
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,652
Oh... just a note, seems All In Runner 3D was renamed to 3D City Runner.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword