Super Mario Run (iOS) brings Nintendo's classic Super Mario Bros. video game to iOS. In this endless runner, you mustmore
Super Mario Run (iOS) brings Nintendo's classic Super Mario Bros. video game to iOS. In this endless runner, you must rescue your beloved Princess Peach from her kidnapper Bowser, the leader of a race of evil turtles. Run and jump your way across six worlds and 24 levels -- just make sure you don't trip or fall prey to Piranha Plants and flying Koopas. Only World 1 (levels 1-3) is free. All six worlds will run you a hefty $9.99.
Super Mario Run is fun, but you're out of the game if you're on Android, and you'll quickly find your options limited if you don't want to pony up $9.99 for the paid version. You may be better off with these running, jumping, and flying alternatives.
As Sonic, the world's fastest hedgehog, you run across platform stages and kill enemies by rolling or dashing through them with the dash power-up that's available every few hundred meters. Collect rings that keep you alive whenever you get hit. Sonic Dash is a very fun, fast game that lets you accumulate rewards early and often, instead of only at the highest levels. Sonic Dash is free, with in-app purchases.
In Temple Run you sprint through a maze of paths, jumping over and sliding under obstacles, collecting coins or gems as you go, using different swipes and device tilts to navigate. Power-ups and special abilities (like flying) help you evade chasers and collect even more booty. But go too slow, get caught in a booby trap, or slip up even a bit, and it's game over. Temple Run is free, with in-app purchases.
Jetpack Joyride is an endless flying game where you dodge a continuous stream of obstacles while collecting better and better jetpacks. There's always a new surprise waiting just offscreen, and you'll find it hard to put the game down because you want to see what's coming next. Jetpack Joyride is free, with in-app purchases.