My third grader seems to have inherited my love of endless runner games. While her gaming time is limited, one game she always turns to with her valuable minutes is Subway Surfers. On her own initiative, she decided to write a review (her first and hopefully not last) for TheiPhoneMom.com:
I think Subway Surfers is a fun filled game, but it takes patience. In Subway Surfers, you have to dodge trains, jump barriers, duck under big barriers, and repeat those things until you die. You die by banging into something or not jumping or ducking something. There are also powers. A jetpack allows you to fly. The sneakers allow you to jump onto trains and over big barriers, but be careful; if you jump with the super sneakers by a tunnel (entrance) you could die. A coin magnet gets coins for you and a 2x star get you twice times as many (points). There are also missions you will see if you go to the menu (pause menu). While you are running you can also pick up boxes (mystery boxes) and letters to make a word.
There you have it – an endorsement from an elementary school kid! The words above are mostly her own (except for anything in parenthesis). I did correct her spelling, as did spell check, but really ‘patience’ is a hard word to spell when you don’t have any!
Subway Surfers is a free app with no necessary pesky in-app purchases. Players quickly earn cash which allows them to ‘buy’ powers in the store. There is an option to purchase cash for prizes as well (using real cash!), but we never had to avail ourselves of that option as coins are earned quickly in the game. Be warned that there are a lot of places for a child to press that will take them right to the app store to purchase a new game…which, luckily, they cannot do without your password.
The creators of Subway Surfer release updates every few months to keep the app fresh – currently they are ‘touring the world’ and bringing different cities with each update. Special characters and hover boards are thrown in around major holidays as well.
Overall, its one of our favorite endless runner games around!
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5