Temple Run’s New Fun Avatar
The original Temple Run Game was released in 2011 by Imangi Studios and the sequel – Temple Run 2 came in 2013. The main features of Temple Run online game are easy control system, addictive gameplay, superb aesthetics, and it is free of cost. The sequel has these features in an even more improved form.
The original Temple Run achieved a huge success with more than 170 million downloads and topping the App stores at various platforms.
The eagerly anticipated Temple Run 2 outdid its predecessor pretty quickly by reaching an astounding 50 million downloads just within 13 days of its opening.
Temple Run 2 has the most notable upgrade of hugely improved graphics. These include much more detailed ambiences and vibrant colors, that augment the appeal of the lost city set in the skies.
The landscape in the game has been created using the Unity development engine and has been enhanced all through the game with hills and curved roads, taking the place of the more angular terrain of its predecessor. Even other additions like waterfalls that appear periodically are extremely scenic and add a more realistic touch to somewhat monotonous setting of the former version.
The gameplay has also been improved to involve new zipwire as well as mine cart sections. Players will need to slide down the rope ziplines periodically or hop into mine carts and find the way through a mesh of mining tracks deep inside the caves.
Temple Run 2 retains the control mechanics of the original. Players should use the time honored swipe control system. They have to swipe left and right for making turns, up and down for avoiding various dangers along the route, like statues, fire-breathing and rocky outcrops occurring dangerously on the way. Tilting of the device controls the mine carts and also allows the users to choose power-ups and coins and gems – currency for the game.
Coins are useful for unlocking characters and improving their various skills. To start with, players can choose from four characters and unlike the prequel, they are not typified by purely cosmetic reasons, but also by the upgrades they give.
On the other hand, gems are used to purchase a “restart” when a character meets its end. Players can start again from where they made the mistake in exchange of gems, rather than having to return to the beginning of the game.
Both gems and coins can be earned by playing the game. However coins are freely available and gems are far more rare.
Splendidly improvised graphics and more variety in the game landscape, coupled with the accessible control template of the original game make Temple Run 2 fun to play. The fans of original Temple Run as well as those who are new to the series, will surely be delighted with the game.