If you are looking for an app that can help you relieve mental stress, try Subway Surfers. This app for both Android mobile and iOS devices allows you to run as you overcome obstacles in a train yard. It is very easy to play.
For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Find it on: Google Play, iTunes
This iOS and Android app has lively and exciting graphics. The graphics take the form of a cartoon style where the runner, the police and the little dog all look funky. A unique factor is that bright colors are used which makes the graphics very charming. The soundtrack is excellent as it is identifiable with the concept of the game. The sound varies when a player collects points, awards or hits an obstacle.
Interface and Controls: 4/5
This app contains a very interactive interface. You can select several characters. The ability to choose a different one depends on the number of coins you have. Each character comes with different costumes. Subway Surfers has tools such as hoverboards which allow the user to pass through obstacles and not get hit by them. Amazingly, double tapping on the screen executes the use of the hoverboard. The super sneakers are used for jumping, and the jetpack is for flying over the train yard.
Interestingly, you can also select the city where you wish to run. Different places come with various features. You can also switch off the soundtrack if you don’t want to hear the background music. Controlling the characters is very easy. You can make them duck, jump, move right or left.
Subway Surfers gameplay is not unique. It can be compared to what happens in Temple Run where you just avoid obstacles and collect coins. This game also contains in-app purchases. There is a shop whereby the player can buy double coins and starter packs. These purchases are meant to increase your amount of coins. Additionally, they are not forced upon you. Rather, you choose whether to buy them or not. The replay value is very high. You can play the game over and over again without losing interest in it. With every replay, you aim to earn more coins and buy the characters for more fun. This Google Play app for Google Android and App Store one for iOS devices is free.