Aren’t you tired of being chased by evil carnivorous gorillas, falling into every hole in a Labyrinth that seems designed by Escher, sliding when you had to jump and jumping over stuff that isn’t jumpoverable? Have you already unlocked everything unlockable? In the end, have you realized that you’ll never run away from that damned Temple you don’t know how you got in?
This means, are you looking for games as Temple Run but which aren’t Temple Run itself? No need to thank us, here there are three great alternatives to Temple Run. And, even when we haven’t included it, don’t forget that you can always get back Windup Knight, which is as good as Temple Run, but better in some’s opinion.
Let’s see. Year is 2012 and your goal is to escape from a burning building. World as we knew it is going down the drain, but you’re sure that if you achieve to leave that building, leaving the Earth will be much easier. With a little bit of storytelling license, these are the premises of Escape 2012. Gameplay isn’t anything PhD required, just run for your life, jump for your life, slide for your life, pick up power ups for your life and, well, we’re sure you caught it. There’s an armaggedonic trailer, too, in case you want to get into the character.
Gravity Project takes things a step further. We’re in the far future, when gravity can be turned 90 degrees left or rightwards. You still have to slide and jump in this race against the clock, but you can destroy some obstacles -e.g. boxes can be slid through or jumped over- and dodge others. Everything varnished with the frenetic and disheartening gameplay so typical of games of this kind. What may be highlighted is that you advance levels -each single one with its own three star rating- instead of starting a voyage you know beforehand it goes nowhere.
Third in line is Gravity Guy. It sidescrolls from left to right, being more similar to the aforementioned Windup Knight rather than Temple Run. However, its frenzied pace makes it a new whole concept. Oh, and the chance of going multiplayer, which is the newest of newnesses. Up to four players can die at the same time, ups, sorry, up to four players can play at once this mind blowing game. So here you have your options: play Escape 2012 or Gravity Project to give Temple Run a twist, or make a step beside and move onto Gravity Guy. Both paths leave Temple back away.
That’s all, folks. Stay tuned and let us know which games you’d like to discover a few alternatives.
From the bottom of his Android heart, Peter W. wishes there was an end to Temple Run.