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Temple Run 1 V/S Temple Run2
Manit Moorjani, Hindustan Times
March 15, 2013
First Published: 16:42 IST(15/3/2013)
Last Updated: 10:44 IST(18/3/2013)
Temple Run has finally been released for Android, and here is why gaming will never stay the same for the platform.

How can a game - where all you do is run endlessly - get better? We liked the original Temple Run. The second part (which released earlier this year) is just as fun but looks even better! We tell you the difference

Where are you running
Version 1
In a temple in some far away Indiana-Jones sort-of land which was very authentically tribal!
Version 2
In a temple hanging in the sky. You get the feeling you might fall. It's kind of heady.

Version 1
You slide under fire lines, jump over broken cobbled paths, raised wooden piers and slippery stone paths.
Version 2
You zip on rope slides, ride on tilting mine carts  and try not to fall into cliff drops that pop out of nowhere.

Version 1
One of seven characters - including a big-league footballer running away from a tribal temple. How cool is that?
Version 2
Only four characters to choose from, but they all have new power-ups that can simply be switched on during the game.

Version 1
Seven ape-sized Demon Monkeys
Version 2
One Temple Monkey - he is huge and he growls!

Version 1
Three kinds of coins to collect on the way, the highest points for the blue ones and lowest
for yellow.
Version 2
In addition to the coins, you also collect gems which can make you resurrect right from where you die.

The verdict
The original was a great introduction to this way of touch-gaming. You were endlessly running from monkeys in a lost temple. With the new, improved version, you play the game while clearing objectives one after the other, so it keeps you going for longer.

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