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Play the Best Side-Scrollers like Super Mario Run on iPhone

Download and play our recommendations for the best side-scroller games on iPhone that let you dash, slide, run, and jump down hills, through jungles, and over rooftops to earn your reward.

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With six worlds to play through, Super Mario Run offers hours of endless-running fun on iPhone. But if you ever weary of saving Princess Peach -- especially at $9.99, to unlock the entire game -- wemore

With six worlds to play through, Super Mario Run offers hours of endless-running fun on iPhone. But if you ever weary of saving Princess Peach -- especially at $9.99, to unlock the entire game -- we have suggestions for the best side-scroller games on iPhone that let you dash, slide, run, and jump down hills, through jungles, and over rooftops to earn your reward.

The Best Side-Scrollers on iPhone When You’re Done Saving Princess Peach in Super Mario Run

Our recommendations for the best side-scroller games on iPhone that let you dash, slide, run, and jump down hills, through jungles, and over rooftops to earn your reward.

Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers

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In this endless platformer, your task to stay ahead of the inspector and his dog after you vandalize a subway. You run, jump, and dodge objects through a gritty urban cityscape. The free-to-play game moves along quickly. You can upgrade items with coins collect or purchase Subway Surfer coins with your own.

Sonic Dash

Sonic Dash

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Be warned: This game moves at a frenetic pace as you steer Sonic through a variety of environments endless running game. The is rewarding in its free-to-play version and lets you collect rings you can turn in to upgrade items. But of course, you can also purchase items through microtransactions.

Rayman Jungle Run

Rayman Jungle Run

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Rayman Jungle Run is a $2.99 follow-on for iPhone to the popular Rayman Origins video platform game. In this colorful and fun one-touch platformer, you make your way through 70 levels, avoid obstacles and and collecting buggy lums.


Jetpack Joyride

Jetpack Joyride

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A fast-paced mashup of mobile gaming genres, Jetpack Joyride lets you fly your thieving character through a laboratory with jet pack strapped on. One-handed, you can collect coins and dodge hazards as you make your escape. The game is free to play, but iff you're not earning coins fast enough to suit your taste, you can buy them, too.

Geometry Dash

Geometry Dash

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This engaging, challenging, and classic platformer for iPhone gives you 13 free levels. Once your done with those, plunk down $1.99 to unlock eight more levels. If the pace is too much, the game offers a practice mode that retry courses and obstacles without having to restart a level each time you fail.

Canabalt

Canabalt

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As with Geometry Dash, Canabalt looks easy enough but packs a goodly amount of fun into a gritty, crumbling downtown. In this classic infinite runner, you keep clear of the widening urban destruction by leaping and tumbling across building roofs. Cross the the cityscape with one finger and time your jumps over hazard and between buidling to keep clear of oncoming damage. For $2.99, dash through endless grimmy cityscapes, with a soundtrack to match the mood.

Alto’s Adventure

Alto’s Adventure

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In this charming endless runner, gather your loose llamas as you glide down a slope, performing snowboarding tricks. The basics are simple to master -- tap and hold to perform snowboarding aerials or maneuvers -- but the game is endlessly fun as you grind, bounce, and flip down the mountainside to earn coins and unlock additional characters, snowboarding through a variety of beautiful landscapes shown in muted, 2D colors and shapes. The game is free to play, and you can remove ads by buying the game for $4.99. While the cost to unlock the game is a bit higher than what other games typically charge, after you pay, the game doesn't keep hitting you up for additional micropayments to upgrade items or unlock levels, like other games do.