Hey everyone, it’s Kernook here and today we’re going to be discussing Subway Surfers, which happens to be an “endless runner” sort of mobile game. I typically don’t discuss games in the mobile market, but every now and then I do like to dip my toes into it… all in all, it is a pretty fun game too.
This brightly colored, generally kid-friendly game was co-developed by Kiloo and SYBO Games. These are private companies based out of Denmark. The game is available on Android, iOS, Kindle, and Windows Phone app providers, and it uses the Unity game engine. The game was released on May 25th of 2012.
As an “endless runner” the game is exactly what it sounds like for the genre. You run endlessly collecting items and avoiding obstacles. The perpetual movement adds a layer of challenge as the game ramps up. The difficulty curve is fair enough, I suppose. It isn’t too difficult, it is aimed at kids after all. You’ll gather coins, and try to avoid the subway policeman. He’s got a dog too, and that can be a pain in the butt.
Generally speaking, the trains, construction barriers and train platforms are the main things that get in your way. You’ll have to dodge around them, or have an item that allows you to traverse the level. There’s a little bit of platforming involved, too.
Loading times are a bit on the slow end. Given the graphics, I can’t say I’m surprised. It is an older title, and you can certainly tell that as well. I’d say it’s a good game to play for a “short time waster” whenever you happen to be bored for a short amount of time. Since the game is free and it is a mobile game of all things, expect advertisements galore.
Subway Surfers has aged a bit these days, but it still holds up well enough, I suppose. It still looks great, it feels great, and clearly holds a decent ranking in the endless runner game category.
This has been Kernook of The Demented Ferrets, where stupidity is at its finest and level grinds are par for the course. I’ll see you next time.
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