The original "Temple Run" was downloaded 75 million times in 2012, and now the new improved "Temple Run 2" is available for iPhone and iPad, with an Android version hopeful for launch via the Amazon AppStore and Google Play next week.
Hurtling to safety in "Temple Run 2"
The original "Temple Run" brought a growing "endless runner" genre to a mainstream audience, a genre popularized by the side-scrolling urgency of "Canabalt," "Jetpack Joyride" and the '80s-themed "Robot Unicorn Attack."
It dumped a conventional sidescrolling perspective for an impressive 3D viewpoint and made the most of archaeological adventuring tropes, as players fled vengeful beasts deep within an Aztec complex.
"Temple Run 2" includes rope slides, broken bridges, Indiana Jones-style cart rides, twisting courses, souped-up graphics and, perhaps most importantly, a bigger monkey.
Like its predecessor, "Temple Run 2" is free, with developer Imangi Studios making money off the app through optional in-game gem and coin purchases that stretch from $0.99 to $19.99.
"Temple Run 2" on the App Store: itunes.apple.com/app/temple-run-2/id572395608
Official launch trailer: youtu.be/qPMIQobB3ZM