Subway Surfers World Tour
Subway Surfers, a subway adventure game, was developed by Hypergames, a studio located in Denmark. It’s an endless runner mobile application similar to those of Subway Surfers, a Subway franchise that also featured Kastan Adiyani and Marco Gillig. As you can imagine, both Subway Surfers and Kastan Adiyani left the Subway franchise when it started gaining popularity. Kiloo, the company that developed Subway Surfers, has since moved onto developing other games including Plants vs. Zombies. The game follows the story of a young boy who gets pushed under a subway train while trying to save his best friend. It must be noted that this game is not exactly like that of Subway.
As you can probably surmise, this game takes a lot of its inspiration from both the Subway system and social media. Unlike other similar apps, Subway Surfers makes heavy use of social media icons such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as images from Flickr and YouTube. Although not a necessity, some of the images used may contain copyrighted material, so parents may want to supervise children playing this game. As you can imagine, following such a strategy would be to put a stop to any illegal activities being conducted on social media networks. Although this was brought up prior to release, it is now fair game to mention it after the fact.
The primary objective of this endless runner is to jump from platform to platform. However, in addition to completing levels and collecting coins, players also need to collect the “railroad tracks” dotted around the environment which will eventually lead them to their next objective. There are a few basic objectives, which must be completed in order to progress through the game. Some of the objectives include:
Collecting coins is an essential aspect of the endless subway mobile game. Players collect coins by scoring hits on another player or, in some cases, by simply running through the environment. As you might expect, the longer you spend in-game, the more coins you can accumulate. There are a total of 99 different types of coins in this endless runner, including an additional set of bonus coins which can only be collected once you’ve beaten the game.
Subway Surfers isn’t your average endless runner. Unlike most games where you simply have to keep moving forward and find shortcuts in order to reach the end, you actually need to complete various challenges before you move on to the next level. For example, in one level you are challenged to jump over two different platforms while staying on the same platform. You are also scored upon completion of each challenge, meaning that your success in them is based largely on how well you’ve performed overall. Although there are many different types of challenges available, most are centered around something that’s frequently seen in an animated series, like a subway car, or something related to an element of the plot.
Subway Surfers features two versions: Storyline and Endless mode. In the story mode, you play as Diego, a young man who lives and works in a colorful city on the shore of an island paradise. One day, he gets a phone call from his old friend Sandy, asking him to come to her home and help her celebrate her birthday. With Diego’s help, Sandy makes sure that her birthday is a big deal, and she invites all her friends for the big event.
The real game begins when Diego accidentally boards a commuter train that crashing right outside her apartment block. He manages to get himself out of the crash, but not before he knocks down several other people and receives a broken leg. As he recovers, Sandy calls on him to come to her birthday party, but he refuses, citing not enough time to complete the tasks needed to make it happen. After much convincing from both himself and Sandy, he agrees to help her out, but only if she lets him know what she’s planning for the day. Entertaining them with his endless Runner style, Diego sets out on a crazy adventure to make Sandy’s day a success, and the downloadable game starts when he gets captured by the Big Oil Company.
The premise behind the endless runner genre is incredibly interesting, but it can become very tedious after a while, especially for players used to playing with more traditional platform games. However, Subway Surfers World Tour takes the idea to the next level by making the player feel like they’re part of the entire subway system instead of just a passenger. Using your cell phone, you take control of Diego and the other passengers of the subway and go about solving puzzles and fighting enemy waves using weapons like the skateboard, hammer, and bomb defusal device. If you get hit by a subway car, you’ll have to restart until you finish the level – and that’s if you managed to get out alive! It’s quite the adventure, but one well worth playing if you love endless runners and the artistic visualization present in this download.