Subway Surfers is a “running” mobile game which is developed by Kiloo and SYBO Games. It is available for various platforms—Android, Windows Phone, iOS and Kindle. It was first released on May 24, 2012, which was scheduled to be updated on seasonal holidays. From January 2, 2013, onwards the updates have been done on the basis of a “World Tour” that makes the game be placed in a new city every month.
In Subway Surfers, players get into the shoes of the teenage troublemaker, who runs down the tracks to get away from the Inspector and his dog after being caught applying graffiti (scribbled and scratched writings or drawings on a wall) to a metro railway site. As the hooligans run, they try grasping the gold coins and simultaneously avoiding collisions with the other objects and railway cars.
The main aim of the game is to run endlessly while grabbing coins and other rewards. A player needs to carry out well-timed rolls (swipe down), jumps (swipe up) and move left and right to avoid trains and other obstacles. The characters run over the train tracks and overhead wires and even use hoverboards in their journey. The game also allows the player to use different power-ups which include jetpacks, super sneakers, super jumpers, score multipliers and coin magnets.
Let us talk about the characters in the game. Subway Surfers comes with a default character named Jake, who is also the mascot of Kiloo. There are two ways that a player can unlock the other characters. Some of them can be unlocked in the course of the game via character attributes such as a hat or a prop like stereo. Other characters can be unlocked by in-app purchase. The characters who chase the hooligans, the Inspector and his Dog, remains same always. Though, the uniform of the Inspector keeps changing with the locations.
The main features of Subway Surfers are:
- Colourful and rich HD optimized graphics.
- Grind the trains with your crew.
- Paint powered jetpacks.
- Surf on hoverboards.
- Fast swipe acrobatics.
The latest version of Subway Surfers 1.53.1 requires an Android 4.0 and above, has got some new added features:
- The World Tour continues in Madagascar.
- Explore and travel through the tropical rainforest and the great valleys of the island Subway.
- Run with flashy Chameleon board.
- Catch the butterflies to earn Weekly Hunt prizes.
- Make your surfer crew more cool with the nature lover, Aina.