All in all, smartphones have become portable video game consoles. That's why devices of the likes of the Sony's PlayStation Vita and PSP, or the recent Nintendo Switch (although the latter combines a handheld and desktop model), have to figure out how to put up a fight against the most powerful mobile devices: iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and other high-end Android handsets that combine telephony functions with powerful multimedia hardware functions that have turned them into decent gaming platforms.
A fast-paced and exciting arcade platformer
Among the arcade video games that have usually been a hit we have to mention those that made the most of the game's speed and impressive graphics. Sonic was a massive success back then and nowadays there are still great examples such as this Subway Surfers. This endless runner, a genre that includes other titles of the likes of Temple Run, offers us an adventure on the railway network of several cities around the world of the likes of New York, Paris, Amsterdam or Bangkok.
The main characters are a gang of graffiti artists that ride around the underground on their skateboards (the favorite vehicle of any teenage criminal), collecting coins, dodging obstacles (mainly beacons and trains) and escaping from the police that try to catch them with their dog. So don't stop running and avoid all the dangers you come across.
Jump, run, slide, and fly: everything is allowed to escape and pass each level.
The suburban surfers are a great hit on both iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Android smartphones and tablets. The pity is that it isn't available for PC or macOS to play this game from our computer's desktop, although as an intermediate solution we can always download the app in APK format for Android and run it on an emulator of the likes of BlueStacks.
It comes along with a series of usual features and functions for this kind of video game:
- Fast-paced frenetic gameplay.
- Colorful HD graphics.
- Make use of different elements to advance faster such as skateboards, surfboards or jetpacks.
- Acrobatic stunts.
- Special items with extra points for your score.
- Multiplayer mode to challenge your friends.
- Customize your surfers.
How to play? Are there cheats and hacks for Subway Surfers?
Its touchscreen controls will allow you to handle your character: move left or right, jump or slide to avoid obstacles. Try to reach the end of each level and collect as many coins as possible while you're at it, as we well as other gifts that will increase your score or boost your powers.
If you used an Android you might be able to download some kind of APK mode or APK hack from the Internet. However, they don't guarantee your success because, with each new update, the game's developers correct the bugs that are exploited by that kind of software. In the case of iPhone, you might be able to make use of an app of the likes of SB Game Hacker that modifies game codes to alter their values. Good luck with that.
What's new in the latest version
- New Cobra hoverboard.
- Morocco is the newest scenario.