The creators of the hugely popular game Temple Run, Imangi Studios, had launched a sequel for the same just a week ago on App Store of Apple. The popular runner game has already garnered over 20 million download by iOS users in a span of four days, with 6 million downloads in the first 24 hours itself. The game has being a hit so far with iOS users and currently holds four-star rating. Temple Run 2 also has the same game play as the first part but with differences in environment and has better performance and graphics, more achievements and power-ups.
Temple Run 2 is not much different from the first part and is still a runner game. There are four player selections available now. However, users will have to unlock three of them using the currency in the game. The game features the player character fleeing from a demon monkey in endless labyrinthine pathways on cliff tops, mine cart tracks, ziplines and countless other obstacles.
Players can control the movements of the character by swiping down or up to slide down or jump over obstacles, left or right to turn right angle corners and tilting right or left to enable the lateral movement of the character to avoid holes in pathways and to pick up coins.
The most glaring difference of the game however lies in the presentation with very detailed graphics, better environment and performance, with new obstacles and environmental elements like mine carts and rope slides. The monetization of the sequel seems a little aggressive as well. Similar to the first part, coins can be collected by the player to upgrade the abilities of the character and to unlock power-ups.
Each of these abilities has multiple levels which are expensive to achieve. This is turn will prompt the players to opt for in-app purchases with every new addition. The game character also has unique power which can be obtained only using the currency of gems available in the game. Another use of gems is to ‘save' the players from ‘death' a number of times in one run, though this gets expensive after each continue.
The game allows people to buy off large score with in-app purchases, which is faster than the traditional collecting gems on the way or those acquired when completing tasks. Players who like the game on Facebook and follow on Twitter will be given rewards and they also have the facility to post their results screen screenshot through social media, email, text message, iMessage or just save to camera roll. Game Center leaderboards facilitates users to compare their performance with friends as well.
The predecessor has been downloaded over 170 million count both on iOS and Android. In comparison with the 20 million downloads of Temple Run 2 on iOS devices in four days' time, Angry Birds was downloaded 10 million times in under 3 days across multiple platforms. Temple Run 2 is available only in App Store now and will be released for Android phones later this week.