Pitfall is an undisputed classic from the retro console days. Thanks to Activision (GASP im praising something Activision has done!!!) Pitfall! has gotten a nice refresh with an endless runner twist. It’s hard not to appreciate the dream behind bringing this game back to life for the modern age, and those who remember the original Pitfall will certainly appreciate some of the charms here. Environments in the game are constantly evolving, and you can level up and exchange your loot for powerups to give your next run a boost. The game is free and on that note, should be an instant download for any free runner fan.
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9. Gravity Project
Gravity Project takes the endless runner and turns it on its head, literally. Giving the gamer what they know about endless runners, than inserting realistic gravitational effects for a challenging twist is what Gravity Project is all about. Simple swipe and slide controls that anyone can get used to, yet just hard enough to pop a vein or two if you’re not quick enough to respond. Gravity Project is free and certainly unlike any other runner you will play.
8. Mini Ninjas
The popular console game from Square Enix re-booted as an endless runner for Android. Mini Ninjas throws you right into the thick of it as soon as you hit the “tap to play” button. Run and jump to avoid traps and fire, tap to attack enemy ninjas and samurai. Grab coins as you run for power ups and extra ninja characters to play as and even run across walls. The ultimate goal is to retrieve the stolen artifact from the dragon, and you’ll have to use all your ninja powers if you’re ever going to get it back. Build up special kuji energy to attack with powerful spells and ninja attacks. This is one endless runner you won’t want to miss out on.
Vector is an endless runner that focuses heavily on your character escaping a corporate controlled future where everyone is a mindless slave. You must use your parkour skills to escape imprisonment and give your enemies the slip. With over 100 different parkour tricks up your sleeve, you’ll have to run and jump your way through 20 levels(or 40 in the paid version for $0.99) to reach freedom. Beautiful visuals are accompanied by a great soundtrack to make vector an enjoyable and unforgettable runner.
Headless is the perfect blend of easy to play endless runner and gore. Lose your head and try to stay alive for as long you can, utilizing power ups to further your longevity and get “a-HEAD” of the competition. Dodge saws and other dangerous obstacles as you run for your life. Make sure to grab bags of blood to live longer, and boost your high score. The game will set you back a mere $0.99 but there are no IAP so you can play and play to your hearts content.
5. Canabalt HD
Canabalt HD pioneered the genre of runners and its been beautifully remastered for android. Enjoy the wonderful platforming action and fast paced running as you escape impending doom from a collapsing world. This re-booted masterpiece can be enjoyed in classic 2D styling or modernized 3D hi res graphics, and the best part honestly… is the soundtrack. Not only is the game completely kick ass and extremely addicting, but the techno soundtrack is energetic and gets your heart racing. Canabalt HD is the complete package, with fun hard to put down gameplay, and electric lively music that pairs remarkably well. Cough up $2.99 to grab Canabalt HD off the play store and you won’t regret it.
4. Despicable Me
Just in case you haven’t had enough of Despicable Me, Gameloft is here to provide you with all the fun and humorous laughter you remember from the film. Despicable Me is definitely the most hilarious endless runner, and certainly one of the best. Run, jump, collect, and dodge obstacles as everyone’s favorite loveable minions. Gather bananas for points, challenge your friends in high stakes competitions, and become minion of the year. Tons of locations to run through, and you even get to battle Vector! Download Despicable Me now for free, and enjoy the voice overs and all the side splitting moments that follow these adorable little yellow minions.
3. Don’t Run With A Plasma Sword
Plasma Swords, comic book inspired gameplay, alien masterminds and epic bosses. Don’t Run With A Plasma Sword has all the makings of a great endless runner that is sure to capture your attention and hold it hostage. It’s got Comic book story boards. WIN! You have two awesome game modes: Story and endless. Both of which you play through 5 levels with all kinds of adventure. Story has a fixed on the rails progression where endless has you playing through 5 levels of randomly generated maps with objectives to accomplish. You’ll appreciate the stylized HD graphics and multiple difficulty levels. If you want to run with a plasma sword all you need is about $1.76 and some time to dedicate.
2. Temple Run 2
Wildly popular and exceedingly addictive, Temple Run 2 improves upon the original in every way possible. Updated graphics, even more obstacles, more characters to play, beautiful new environments to run through and more power ups to help you run even further. Enjoy the special powers for each character as your run through all the perils of the temple grounds, collecting coins and gems. There’s more achievements to obtain, and a bigger scarier monkey that actually looks like a monkey this time! If you loved Temple Run, you’ll absolutely adore Temple Run 2.
1. Rayman Fiesta Run
Rayman is back in Rayman Fiesta Run. Released on November 7th, Rayman Fiesta Run has more than 75 levels of wacky adventures across 4 new worlds that will have you partying all night long. Collect Lums to earn awesome rewards and power ups that will help you beat all three epic bosses. Rayman has all new powers and even fiercer traps and enemies to avoid. Experience crazy addicting fun with gorgeous new graphics. There are tons of challenges to overcome and you can share your activities and achievements via Facebook. Even follow your friends on the world map. Gather up $2.99 and grab Rayman Fiesta Run from the Play Store link.