If you’re a fan of the 2011 running app game Temple Run, you’ve probably reached several benchmarks prior to quitting the supposedly endless game. You may have reached millions in terms of points or similarly millions in distance run. If the original Temple Run game had been all too familiar for you already, don’t worry as there are several Temple Run games to play alternately so you can switch from one environment to another.
The premise of the game is simple but for those who are just new in the app gaming world, it starts with a character that fled with a temple idol and chased by the idol’s followers. You’d be running amidst countless obstacles while fleeing.
To increase your points, make sure to accomplish goals for each level. To extend the distance reached for every run, just be attentive and alert. The controls are very simple so you’d soon be able to multitask watching over challenges while maneuvering your character’s movements at the same time. It’s just left, right, jump, and slide. You also need to tilt from side to side to pick up coins. The coins as well as gems increase your overall score and offer bonuses as well as power ups.
All Temple Run games help players learn multitasking as mentioned earlier. The game also enhances concentration, teaches innovation when you strategize and devise techniques, and develops camaraderie or close ties when you play with other players.
Most games are designed for entertainment though and are most beneficial as a past time. Many will argue that it’s counterproductive but due to the benefits listed above, it’s still better than not doing anything at all.
Nothing beats the original Temple Run game despite spin offs and a newer version. Although the graphics are simple and the game itself is simplicity exemplified with all the seemingly unending running going on, it’s the same ease which makes it very popular even though it had been about 2 years since its release (August 2011 for iOS and March 2012 for Android).
Temple Run Brave
Temple Run Brave was released June 2012 in partnership with Disney to promote the animated movie Brave. Naturally, the game’s design is based on the film. This one is more visually and graphically enticing to play than the original game.
Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2 was made available only this year (January 2013). The game offers more challenges including zip lines, mines, sharp turns, fire jets, and waterfalls with new power ups as well. The location is also different and appears to be in Eastern temples. The player is running faster too and is fleeing from only a single monkey this time.
Temple Run Oz
Temple Run Oz is based from the Disney movie Oz the Great and Powerful and was released on February 2013. It offers an aesthetic environment that’s very pleasing to the eyes and, hence, very enticing to play as well. It’s probably the most astounding in terms of graphics and visuals among all Temple Run games.
You can also run from one colorful environment to another so you won’t get stuck in a single area as if running around in circles, passing through the same place over and over again. Environments are either downloadable for free or paid and can also be unlocked by a specific achievement. I personally love the hot air balloon ride cruising amongst the clouds.
Temple Run Oz is my favorite among all Temple Run games. How about you?