The long-awaited Android version of the massively popular and highly addictive iOS game Temple Run was finally released earlier this week. For those who aren’t familiar with this game, in Temple Run you control a character who stole a cursed idol from an ancient temple and is running away from the evil demon monkeys. This game tests your reflexes as you run, jump and slide through ancient temple walls, broken wooden bridges, tree roots, flames and cliffs. Game controls are simple and easy – swipe left or right to make turns, swipe up to jump, swipe down to slide and tilt the device to gather coins.
You start out with a character named Guy Dangerous but you can later on unlock new characters – Scarlett Fox, Barry Bones, Karma Lee, Montana Smith, Francisco Montoya and Zack Wonder with the coins that you’ve earned. You can also use the coins to purchase powerups, utilities and wallpapers. The object of the game is to run as far away as you can while gathering as much coins as you can get without dying.
I already have Temple Run on my iPhone but for the sake of trying out the Android version, I downloaded and installed the game on my Nook Color running Android 2.3.7. Although it is still a bit glitchy and lags, the Android version of Temple Run works pretty much the same as the iOS version so users will have the same gaming experience. Temple Run is FREE to download and install but it does have in-app purchase options for users who want to get coins faster.
If you want to try it out on your Android device, you can download Temple Run from the Google Play App Store.
NOTE: If can’t find Temple Run from the Google Play App Store, try searching for “Imangi Studios“. Or you can also visit the Google Play App Store on your computer, login with your Google account then click on “INSTALL“. The app/game will be automatically downloaded and installed on your Android device.
Anyone who plays Temple Run? Have you tried the Android version?