This is a great FREE game for both the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch which challenges you to run, duck, dodge and dive your way through the ancient temple themed ruin and escape the 'bad guy.'The graphics in this game are brilliant and the attention to detail is outstanding, each jump and dive is beautifully rendered meaning it's suitable for all generations of the iDevices. Offering in-app purchases of additional 'boosters' and playable characters. Instead of a traditional 'level' based game, Temple Run opts for one continuous level, with your character running faster and faster the further you progress. Sounds easy? An easy game to play, but a hard game to master! This addictive game will keep both adults and children alike occupied for hours. A must-have on every iDevice!
Temple run is a game that I have both on ipad, and my windowsphone (its not my ipad). They are both identical, so there is nothing to worry about. Here is the review.
The plot of the game is fairly simple. You have stolen some treasure, and you are trying to escape from the hidden temple by running from these weird chimpanze things. The game works by you tilting your phone or tablet left and right to shuffle to the left and right, swiping across your screen to turn left or right, swiping up to jump, down to duck. By using a combination of these movements, you have to avoid obstacles, such as bottomless pits, tree trunks, broken bridges and all sorts of treacherous paths. The further you go the greater the score you get. Also you can collect these gold coins. Using your points and coins, you can also "buy" alternative skins for your character, ranging from an indiana style character, to a host of other explorer type looking people. You can also buy additional coins for real money... but I don't believe you should ever have to pay for a mobile game. Overall it is a very easy game to both download and play, but it is very repetitive.
The sounds of this game are pretty amazing, there is a sort of jungle "beat", a sort of drum rhythm, which when coupled with the odd "aggressive" monkey squeal, it gives the game the feeling that you really are being chased. Trust me on this, playing this game in silent vs playing with sound makes such a massive difference. Sadly though the graphics are not as good as the sounds, at least in my humble opinion.
I wouldn't say this is a game that you play non-stop for 5 hours or anything like that, but as a little distraction, few games come close. Its quite addictive trying to beat your last top score, and you can not only publish your results but compare it with your friends. I personally prefer another game to this one (I might do a review of it later), but this is one of the more popular "running away" game formats out there. Others I play and think are better include sonic dash, jetpack joyride and AE 3d motor, but these games aren't as "famous" or popular as temple run. I am unsure if temple run was the original game like this for mobiles which was then modified and adapted, or if temple run was just the first on the iphone (which is one of the more popular smartphone handsets).
Overall I give this game 3/5. The good points are the sounds, the popularity, and the fact that the game is free. The bad points are that there are better games out there, which I normally end up playing over this game (they just have unique things, this game doesn't really have anything truly unique in my opinion).
My daughter downloaded, the lite version of this, but after she had played it so much and wanted the full version for the sake of 69p I would buy her it. The game is actually quite fun and I have enjoyed playing this myself.
On the main screen you have:
The game is quite simple, as soon as you hit play your character starts running, with monkeys chasing behind you. You do have a slight head start but not too much. The aim of the game is to try run as far as you can while collecting as many coins as you can.
The controls are basic, you slide your finger up on the screen to jump, pull your finger down to slide, then slide your finger left or right to turn. In the game you will find things like logs where you have to jump, and bridges where you will need to slide. You do need to try and time these right or you may stumble. One stumble you can get away with, but a second and you will be caught and its game over.
This shows you what badges you have won in the games you have played and what ones you still need to win. Some of these are easy like run 500 metres but then they do get a lot harder like score 500,000 points, this has all got to be done in one run, so it is really hard to do and I still have a lot of these to complete.
This tells you all your highest scores, which include:
This can be good if you want to have a look back on your score and things.
This is where you can buy power ups from the coins you have earned from your runs. These will give you better power ups that you collect in your game, so you could do with building all these up to the top level so that they last longer in the game. These will last for ever once fully upgraded.
you can also buy utilities that will only be good for a single use, like regeneration, which will bring you back to life when you die. Also you can buy different characters to use, but I have never seen the point in that so have not bought any.
This is where you can turn music and sounds on or off, or just turn them up or down, whichever takes your fancy.
I actually really enjoyed playing this, and so has my daughter. There is no multi player on this but we have just taken it in turns to beat each others score, which made it a little more interesting.
I find the game pretty easy to play, well with the controls it is, judging the right jump or slide is not so easy. But I did find it fun trying yet frustrating when I would die. I think it may have been better to have levels but I still found the game fun to play, and for 69p was a bargain. I would recommend it to anyone.
When I heard about this game from other people playing, I was like 'how is that fun'- it looks really lame, but when I played it for myself- I was instantly hooked!
Temple Run is a game where you control a character and you are running away from these devil birds in a jungle setting. Obstacles come in your way such as branches, rocks, cliffs which you must jump over or slide under with a stroke of your finger, whilst also turning appropriately with a slide.
Coins line the path that you take and by tilting your tablet or phone, your character moves in that direction to pick them up. The more coins, the more points. You are also scored on the distance you run, so the longer you last, the further you have run and the higher the points.
As you run, the setting changes- from a bushy forest floor to a watery rockscape and even a wooden decking. You can also fall off the edge so be careful!
Collecting coins allows you to purchase upgrades, power ups, wallpapers, new characters and bonuses, offering an incentive to keep playing and collecting those coins. They add an element of game play and aid to keep you running longer.
You can also gain achievements such as collecting X amount of coins, running a certain distance and so on, which offers targets to reach. Of course there is also the worldwide leaderboard to compete against!
The graphics are colourful, simple and lively- with a few unnoticeable rendering quirks, paired with an intense but smooth backing track with sound effects.
Temple Run is a highly addictive game where you are hooked to trying to unlock all the bonuses, run the furthest distance or even unlocking all the achievements. This is a simple but un-put-down-able game for people of all ages.
If you like Temple Run, you can also get a Disney Pixar BRAVE version which offers an additional shooting arrow functionality and 'wisp mode'- a beautiful version of Temple Run which may even trump the original!
You can purchase the game on the apple app store as well as the amazon play store.
Temple Run has been a very highly rated game. The aim is too control the character, avoiding objects and enemies while running from a few evil demon monkeys. The monkeys are chasing you for one reason, you've stolen a golden object from the cave.
While running from the monkeys, they don't appear on the screen, if you stumble over an object, they will show for about 20 seconds before disappearing again.
When controlling the character there are a few different gestures that you use. Swiping upwards makes the player jump, down makes the player slide, left makes the player turn left, and, right makes the player turn right. Also, you can tilt the device left and right, causing the character to move from side to side allowing you too collect the coins.
The game integrates with Game Center, which allows you to gain multiple achievements from within the app. There is a store, which allows you to purchase upgrades, power-ups, wallpapers and new characters.
I downloaded this app while it was a high climber in the UK App Store charts, and still play it months later. It's that addictive. When it first came out, there seemed to be quite a few bugs and glitches within the app, but now, after a few updates it is an amazing app!
It's such a simple game to play, people can have hours of fun playing it. The more coins you get while running, you can purchase more and more upgrades. The moment you start playing, you won't be able to put it down!
Many of you who own an Android phone or an iPhone/iPad will probably have seen or heard of Temple Run, due to the fact that it is COMPLETELY FREE and just a little bit addictive. If not, let me introduce you to the game that will have you hooked and swiping your finger across your screen faster than you ever thought possible.
Guy Dangerous, 'just your average explorer', has stolen a golden monkey Idol from the Evil Demon Monkeys' temple. Unsurprisingly, they're not particularly happy about this and are adamant that they are going to chase him until they catch him, or until he manages to cause his own death. Can you help Guy Dangerous outrun the Evil Demon Monkeys....?
Playing the game
....well, no you can't actually. The game is infinite, and it doesn't matter how far you run or how skilled you are, you can never 'win' this game.
"So, what's the point?" I hear you ask.
Well, once you start playing, you forget that there isn't really a point to this game, and become absorbed in it.
Your job is to guide Guy Dangerous through the maze of ancient walls, decking and mossy stone, over tree roots protruding from the floor and great gaping holes, and under great big roots, flaming obstacles and other hazards. The game is wholly controlled through swiping the touchscreen. So if you want Guy Dangerous to turn left or right, you swipe accordingly. If you want him to slide, you swipe down, and jumping is swiping up. However, if you want him to edge to the either side of the path he's running on, you need to tilt your phone. You have no actual control over his running speed, and so all you have to focus on is keeping him on a safe path.
While running, there are coins that you can collect along the way, which can be spent in the game's store and they also help to increase your overall score. The further you manage to run and the more coins you collect, the higher your score. And it's as simple as that, really. One man that you need to keep alive for as long as possible in order to accumulate a greater score.
For a free game, this really impressed me in terms of the quality of the game. Although the scenery is highly repetitive, the design of the jungle is really well done. Certainly, compared to other free app games on the market, this feels very well done; the graphics look impressive, and Guy Dangerous moves fluidly through the mazes. While nothing spectacular was done with the soundtrack to this game (some bongo music in the background and the occasional grunt from your character as he jumps), this did not hinder my experience of the game in any way, as I become so absorbed in keeping old Guy alive that the can-can could have been playing in the background for all I cared, and I probably wouldn't have noticed.
In terms of controlling Guy, the game is pretty responsive to my swipes across the screen on the whole. However, sometimes, if I swiped left, the game would think that I'd swiped down, and consequently I'd slide to my death which was pretty annoying. This could have been more down to my fingers being lazy, but it is a little frustrating when the character heads in a direction you didn't intend for him to go.
As far as longevity of the game goes, you might be mistaken for thinking that it would soon become pretty boring just to repeat the same kinds of runs again and again. Fortunately, the developers of the game considered this, and included objectives to keep players on their toes. With each objective completed, your score multiplier goes up, and thus the potential to reach greater scores is gained. Some of the objectives are pretty tough as well, giving the game an extra challenge. For example, one called 'Allergic to Gold', in which you must run 1000m without collecting any gold, was particularly tough for me. Aside from the fact that it seems unnatural not to head in the direction of coins, often, turning a corner means that you unexpectedly run into a coin without being able to help it. Objectives like these meant that I continued playing this game long after I would have otherwise become bored with it.
Additionally, the ability to use your coins in store to unlock powerups adds further dimensions of interest to the game. Powerups include the likes of 'Coin Magnet' which essentially does what it says on the tin, and attracts all coins to you for a period of time. Additionally, 'Invisibility' means that you are able to run through and into obstacles without being killed for a period of time. There are different strengths to each powerup, and you can continually upgrade the strength of a powerup by spending your coins until you reach the maximum amount. As upgrading the powerups are part of the objectives, I played extensively in order to be able to afford each maximum powerup, further ensuring my interest in the game.
As well as powerups, you can also unlock utilities that can only be used once (e.g. 'Resurrection'), different playable characters, and various wallpapers. Again, unlocking the characters and wallpapers are part of the objectives, and as the characters are particularly expensive, I remained hooked on this game for some time. While you are able to cheat and buy coins with real money, I don't see the point, as you'll either love the game enough to collect all the coins you need by playing the game extensively, or not care enough to spend your hard earned cash on things in the store.
Having now completed almost all of the objectives, my interest in this game has dwindled somewhat. Nowadays I will only play it if I'm particularly bored or just fancy playing something that requires no thinking power. It is essentially a mindless game that requires very little skill, aside from being able to keep up with which way to turn next. However, if, like me, you become adamant that you're going to work your way through the objectives, you will become hooked on this game. And hey! Let's just reiterate here... it's FREE! And for a free game, it's not half bad. Go try it if you haven't already!
If you love Angry Bird and Tiny Wings then you will love Temple Run, a free game app for Apple and Android that utilizes the touchscreen. Temple Run has been available for the apple market quite some time and has also been released on android. It was downloaded more than 1 million times in under 3 days when it was first released on android and is one of the top 50 most-downloaded apps (As of December 2011). Here's why...
You're an explorer (Think Indiana Jones but not as Harrison Fordy) who has just stolen an idol from an ancient temple. Angry monkeys (Think Wizard of Oz monkeys on acid and marathon trained) begin chasing you. You then have to runaround a maze of ledges with various obstacles in your way to escape the evil monkey things.
The game is played entirely with the touchscreen and through tilting the device from side to side. You automatically run so you don't need a control for this but have to change directions, jump and slide in order to avoid death. You also have to tilt for side to side to order to gather coins. The controls are:
Slide left/right - Change direction
Slide up - Jump
Slide down - Slide underneath
Tilt left/right - Collect coins and run on thin ledges
(Trip - Not technically a control but can be used to advantage. trip is went you run into a low branch. At the beginning if you trip it allows the monkeys to get closer to you which is not good, two trips and you're out. However, when you've advanced a bit to the faster speed you can use a trip to slow you down but make sure you only trip once)
There is no finish line in the game, you keep running around as far as you can until you die. The path and obstacles are random (if you run in a square you never get back to the start) and there's good variation between cliffs and tracks, etc, there's always something new around the corner. Each time you die you get a little message on the screen relating to your method of death which I think are pretty funny. I've played the game on both the iphone 4s and an Archos 101 G9 and have never had a problem with game play. Graphics are quite good (is a 2d game) and looks great on a HD screen. You are also given specific objectives ('Objectives' on menu) based on score, number of coins collected and distance ran which increase your points multiplier as you achieve them and 'Stats' provide you with details for both a single run and lifetime play. The desire to beat your current score will keep you hooked. The music is also fun.
As you run around the game you can collect coins which can be used in order to unlock power-ups, utilities, new characters and wallpapers (See below for descriptions) from the 'Store', shown on the main menu. You can also buy additional coins with real money (Which keeps the app free i guess) but I've never done this. To buy more coins click on the 'More Coins' option on the main menu or 'Get More Coins' from in the store. You can buy coins in 2,500, 25,000, 75,000 and 200,000 quantities but i can't figure out how much this costs, there's nothing on google and the app fails when i click on them at the moment. You can play the game quite easily and unlock stuff without purchasing coins with real money though. You also get 250 joins for liking Temple Run on facebook and 250 coins for following it on Twitter.
There are five powerups each with 5 different levels of upgrade, costing more the further you get into them. E.g. The first level of a powerup costs 250 coins, second level 1,000 coins, level three 2,500 coins and so on. Powerups are available randomly in the game after you buy the first level and you have to jump for them. The value of the powerup is dependent upon the level of upgrade you have.
Mega Coin - Worth a certain amount of coins
Coin Magnet - Automatically collects coins without tilting
Invisibility - Saves you having to jump
Boost - Increases speed
Double Value coins - Increases the value of a coin after a certain distance.
Utilities are one off boosts that have a single cost each time.
Wings (500 coins) - Resurrect straight after death
Boost (2,500 coins) - Boost 1,000m at the start of the game.
Mega Boost (10,000 coins) - Boost 2,500m at the start of the game.
Costing between 10,000 and 25,000 coins, new characters are exactly the same as the default dude in terms of game play, they just have different appearances.
Scarlett Fox, a female explorer
Barry Bones, a cop
Karma Lee, a Far East explorer
Montana Smith, a cowboy
Francisco Montoya, a conquistador
Zack Wonder, a football player
Three wallpapers are available for 5,000 coins each. I have never unlocked any of these though so i'm not sure how good they are.
Developer(s) Imangi Studios
Publisher(s) Imangi Studios
Producer(s) Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova
Designer(s) Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova
Programmer(s) Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova
Artist(s) Kiril Tchangov 
Engine Temple Run engine (iOS)
Version 1.4.1 (iOS)
Platform(s) iOS, Android
Release date(s) August 4, 2011 (iOS)
March 27, 2012 (Android)
This review is published under my user name on both Ciao and Dooyoo.
Temple Run is an application for the iPhone and iPad that I first learned about around two months ago. The game sounded really interesting but as I had recently switched to Blackberry from two different iPhones I was not able to play it at the time. A few weeks later I received an iPad for my birthday and the very first application that I downloaded was Temple Run.
This application comes from Imangi Studios and this game is available on the Android platform too and this game has been downloaded over 40 million times already in less than a year. That probably tells of it's popularity too!
This application is free to download and this probably just increased my need to download this straight away! You can buy currency in game but as the coins are so easy to earn once your game scores and multipliers increase I have never seen a need to buy this, not that I would often buy in game currency anyway.
This game is simple really. You are playing in a temple and your character is running around. You need to go around the route of the temple (that is different every time) collecting coins. You will need to swipe left or right to turn your character and you will need to swipe up to jump and swipe down to slide under items such as trees or fire. You will need to jump over holes, tree trunks and fire too when it is in your way. As you progress through each game your character goes faster and faster so your reflexes need to be quicker and quicker as the game goes on. As you are going around the level you will run through coins to collect them and you will need to tilt your iPhone or iPad to move left or right to collect the coins up.
You can purchase items in game to help you. The coins that you have earned throughout the levels can be spent on various items and power ups. You can spend your money on upgrading power ups and these allow you to get bonus symbols pop up in game and when you jump through one you active a special power up. These power ups include a coin magnet, a mega coin, invisibility (so you won't get burned or slammed in to tree trunks), boost (zooms you through so many metres without hitting things) and the coin values power up which can multiply the value of coins or allow you to have bonus coins after a certain amount of metres has been travelled. Other items that you can buy include additional characters, one use bonus features such as a resurrection if you die within 30 seconds of activating the feature in game. You can also unlock wallpapers too although I am yet to do this as I prepare to spend the 5,000 coins buying single use in game bonuses such as the resurrection one.
This game will last for as long as you can survive and so far I have exceeded 2,000,000 points which I think is quite good. I have travelled over 6,000 metres in a single game now and the game gets incredibly fast at this point and I usually end up dying around then. I still enjoy trying to beat my score although it is much rarer for this to happen now, I don't know why but there is just something addicting about the high score cheer noise that you get when you beat your own score and this just keeps me wanting to play more and more to try and get the noise to happen again. Silly I know, but I'm competitive!
If I play a couple of million points plus games I can easily earn several thousand coins. It took me just two days of playing to max out all of the power ups and then in turn earn more coins thanks to the power ups. I have found it to be very simple to earn coins and buy new power ups and additional upgrades.
Temple Run can be used with GameCentre on the iPhone and iPad which allows you to connect with friends and compare scores. In addition to in game achievements you can earn achieves through the GameCentre and build up your points. This is something that I love to do and I have a load of GameCentre games too so that just increases the longevity of this game for me really and increases my competitive nature! Some of the achievements are incredibly hard but I just tend to play the game and if I get one so be it!
I feel that the quality of this game is fantastic but then I am playing on the new iPad 3 so perhaps that is helping somewhat with it's fantastic screen! I love the sounds of this game too and the music seems quite apt for the game type and makes me feel like I am living in a temple, I am yet to grow tired of this so far but I can see why people may find this repetitive style of music a little bit boring.
Overall I must say that I love this game! The graphics look quite good, the music is something I quite enjoy listening to and the controls are easy to master. This game can run incredibly fast towards the end but I have only ever had this crash once on my iPad and that was when I had fell off the edge in to the water and had died. I then pressed a load of times on the screen out of frustration and it froze so bad I had to hard boot my iPad by holding down the power and the home button. When I reset the iPad and reloaded Temple Run it was back at a place where I had paused an earlier game a good hour ago. This was obviously a glitch and it has only happened the one time so despite that I am going to give this free application game 5 out of 5 stars.
Temple Run is developed by Imangi Studios for both the iPhone and iPad, however I think it will be coming to Android soon to due to the craze it seems to have created.The best part about the game has to be that it is free, and while it is classed as a freemium game, I don't really know why you'd need to purchase currency from it as it's so easily obtained throughout the game.
The game centres around a single player escaping from a temple after they have stolen an idol from an ancient temple. Using the touchscreen, you have to control the character and make sure that they don't fall off the ledges the character runs across, jumping over the gaps in the ledges and ducking under trees. However, if you miss any of these obstacles it will either lead you to your death or bring you closer to the group of monkeys that have started to chase you after you steal their idol.
There is no finish line or time limit to the game, so you really can play as long as you can survive, something that kept me motivated as I was determined to beat my high score. It really is a game that will have you addicted from the moment you press play. As you play though, there are many coins scattered about the level, and you not only have to swipe to move the character but must remember to tilt your iPhone/iPad to collect the coins as you run.
These coins are a part of the currency that you can purchase with real money, but as I said before its not worth it as you are likely to get addicted to this game and make the amount you could have bought in at least an hour. These coins that you collect can be used for various powerups to use throughout the game, which was one factor that kept me motivated to play at the beginning as I wanted to collect all of them. However, after about a week I had collected all of them so didn't really have much motivation other than beating my high score to play.
You can level each of the powerups 5 times, with each increasing in the amount that you earn from them making them more and more useful as the game progresses and once they are fully upgraded this is as much as you can do. Then there is the utilities, which can only be used once but you can buy as many as you want, generally these are things that will either give you a boost in the game or help keep you alive for a short amount of time. Lastly, you have the ability to upgrade the characters in the game to play as different characters, they don't change the gameplay but it's nice to change it up sometimes.
Below are the powerups and other customising aspects of Temple Run:
-Mega Coin - gives you a coin boost
-Coin Magnet - allows you to collect coins without tilting
-Invisibility - allows you to run through all of the roots and ledges and not die
-Boost - makes you run faster through ledges to give you more points
-Coin Values - gives more variety to the coins you can collect
-Ressurect - when active allows you to come back to life after death
Temple Run connects up to GameCentre so you can compete against your friends on that for the highest score, and as you play they put friend markers to show their score against yours if you pass it when running. They've also put a nice amount of achievements in the game to keep you occupied and while some of them are pretty easy, there are harder ones like achieving 10 million points or reaching 1 million without getting a single coin.
Many people seemed to think that the graphics weren't as good for an iPhone/iPad game as they expected. However, I don't see the problem with them, especially as they are free and the developers have made them of good quality for this. In fact, the game is so fast paced you hardly even notice them as you are playing.
The sound is okay for the game, however I tend to play it with it muted as after a while the drumming sound can get pretty repetitive and annoying combined with the twinkly sound when you get the coins. For a short play, this would be fine, but I normally play for around 15 minutes at a time so it can get quite annoying.
The controls are really easy and anyone would be able to play as it just requires you to swipe left, right, up or down to make the character move. The only thing you have to worry about is your timing and judgement cause if its too soon or too late you might fall to your death! Yet, anyone can play this, as even my younger sister could play it.
Overall, this is a really great game for the iPad/iPhone, especially as it is free! There is quite a bit to collect and it's so addictive that you'll probably keep playing till you beat your high score and get all the achievements (at least thats what I ended up doing!)