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CNET Editors' review
Simple to control, with equally progressive levels and always something new at each regular interval, Temple Run will definitely keep your attention. While it's not the best, Temple Run can certainly be described as one of the most notable games that you can play on your Android device.
This app offers a pretty standard interface. There is the game start button, settings and other options. The controls seem a bit strange at first but are actually quite technically intuitive. This means that you'll have an easier time learning the quirks of this app's swiping controls. What we found a bit defective, though, is that the controls would sometimes hiccup midgame. We don't really know if this is an internal problem in the game, but this hiccup makes it a bit difficult to progress to more advanced levels. Fortunately, it can be fixed with a simple pause. The graphics of the game are not the best around, but they are decent, as they can match some of the simpler semi-3D games on an old PS2 gaming console.
Generally, this is an addictive and fun game. Once you start playing Temple Run you can easily understand why this app has already garnered more than a million downloads. The balanced progression of levels and the availability of interesting power-ups are what we liked in this game the most, as it totally enhances its overall playability.
The addictive mega-hit Temple Run is now out for Android! All your friends are playing it - can you beat their high scores?!You've stolen the cursed idol from the temple, and now you have to run for your life to escape the Evil Demon Monkeys nipping at your heels. Test your reflexes as you race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups, unlock new characters, and see how far you can run! "In every treasure hunting adventure movie theres one scene in which the plucky hero finally gets his hands on the treasure but then has to navigate a maze of booby traps in order to get out alive. Temple Run is this scene and nothing else. And its amazing." - SlideToPlay.comREVIEWS "Most thrilling and fun running game in a while, possibly ever." - TheAppera.com "A fast and frenzied experience." - IGN.com "Very addicting definitely a very different running game." - Appolicious.com Voted by TouchArcade Forums as Game of the Week One of TouchArcade's Best Games of the Month Over 50 MILLION players worldwide!Recent changes:There are now over 10 million Temple Runners on Android - thank you all! We've been working hard to make it even more fun!In this update:- Twitter integration! You can now brag about your high score on Twitter!- Fixed a bug with scoring that was making it harder to get points- Fixed a bug that made the runner accelerate too fast- Fixed a bunch of other bugs and some spelling mistakesKeep those bug reports coming. We are committed to making Temple Run the best game on Android!Content rating: Low Maturity
What's new in this version: There are now over 10 million Temple Runners on Android - thank you all! We've been working hard to make it even more fun!In this update:- Twitter integration! You can now brag about your high score on Twitter!- Fixed a bug with scoring that was making it harder to get points- Fixed a bug that made the runner accelerate too fast- Fixed a bunch of other bugs and some spelling mistakesKeep those bug reports coming. We are committed to making Temple Run the best game on Android!
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