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Not to be confused with The Chinese Version of Subway Surfers, only available to the people of the People's Republic of China.

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Subway Surfers is an endless runner video game developed & published by Kiloo & SYBO. The player takes on the role of an average teen (or, on rare occasions, a young adult) vandalizing a subway train with spray paint, and is caught by The Guard and his dog. The player must run away from the two, who are chasing them. In the Sydney Logo update, keys (Key) were added, which you can use to revive your character if the player should choose to use them for said purpose, you can also use them to unlock outfits. The game is available on iOS and Android platforms.

The game launched in May of 2012, a year later in 2013 "World Tour" became the theme of the game, where the settings are in cities like New York Logo, Rio2013Logo, Sydney Logo, Rome Logo, Mumbai Logo, DubaiLogo, Paris Logo, Tokyo Logo and Miami Logo, only a few of the many locations that have been featured up until this point. The game starts with a default character, Jake. However, as players collect more Coins, Event Coins, Keys, Character Tokens, and Season Hunt Tokens they will eventually get the chance to unlock new characters and outfits. As well as coins and keys, they can collect spray cans (Jake Spray Can), hats (Tricky Hat), stereos (Fresh Boombox), guitars (Spike Guitar) and UFOs (Yutani UFO), in order to unlock Tricky, Fresh, Spike, Yutani, and their outfits respectively. Also, some other characters in this game can be unlocked with Real Money and by collecting other tokens who change every update.

In LasVegas2021Logo Marathon Challenge was introduced which is similar to the main game but you get rewarded for how far you run. This mode was expanded to have more variations later on (Tag Team, Mystery Hurdles, Tag Time Attack etc.)

In early 2020, Kiloo stopped developing and publishing the game for unknown reasons (however in SYBO history video it is possible that this happened due to a expired contract). That means that currently, SYBO is developing and publishing the game.

In HauntedHoodLogo, PlantInvasionLogo was introduced which is similar to the main game but you can’t touch the floor and the vines are spreaded around the floor. It is replaced with FloorIsLavaLogo in IrelandLogo with the vines replaced with lavas.

Gameplay

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A example of player getting caught resulting in a game over.

The object of the game is to run as far as possible in a endless subway while avoiding randomly generated obstacles that require the player to either jump (slide finger forward), duck (slide finger backwards) and dodge the oncoming trains in a precise manner. The player can also activate a Hoverboard to take a extra hit (1 when hitting a object, 2 when hitting the sidelines) if the player fails to avoid the obstacles their character is caught by the guard, the player has the chance to revive or go to the high score screen and start the run over.

Power-ups

  • Coin Magnet: Attracts coins even if the player is not in their path as long as if the coins are in the same plain as the player.
  • Jetpack: Allows the player to fly in the air, Grants temporary invincibility and allows players to collect many coins.
  • 2X Multiplier: Doubles the player's current multiplier. (x10 = x20)
  • Super Sneakers: Allows the player to jump higher. Useful for collecting hunt tokens.
  • Pogo Stick: Makes the player jump high in the air and collect coins and a random power-up.
  • Headstart: Same power as the Jetpack except there are no coins and you get a free power-up at the end of it can be used 2 times after 1 use.
  • Score Booster: Boosts the player's multiplier by +5, +6, or +7.
  • Super Mysterizer: Gives a player an exclusive mystery power-up (These can only be collected on Mondays).
  • Hourglass: Adds 10s (5s in Mumbai2021Logo) to the timer (exclusive to Tag Time Attack).
  • Super Bubble: Adds 30s or 90s in Shenzhen2024Logo (now available in every event).

Playable Characters

The controllable characters are:

Hoverboards

Editions

  • SubwaySurfersClassic2012Logo (May 2012)
  • Halloween (October 2012)
  • Holiday (December 2012)
  • New York Logo (January 2013)
  • Rio2013Logo (February 2013)
  • Rome Logo (March 2013)
  • Sydney Logo (April 2013)
  • Tokyo Logo (May 2013)
  • Miami Logo (June 2013)
  • Paris Logo (July 2013)
  • Beijing Logo (August 2013)
  • Moscow Logo (September 2013)
  • New Orleans Logo (October 2013)
  • London Logo (November-December 2013)
  • Mumbai Logo (January 2014)
  • Miami Logo (January-February 2014)
  • Seoul Logo (February 2014)
  • New York Logo (March 2014)
  • Mexico City Logo (March-April 2014)
  • Rome Logo (April 2014)
  • Vancouver Logo (May 2014)
  • Tokyo Logo (May-June 2014)
  • São Paulo Logo (June 2014)
  • Paris Logo (July 2014)
  • Los Angeles Logo (July-August 2014)
  • Beijing Logo (August-September 2014)
  • Cairo Logo (September 2014)
  • New Orleans Logo (October 2014)
  • Bangkok Logo (November 2014)
  • London Logo (December 2014
  • Las Vegas Logo (January 2015)
  • Seoul Logo (January-February 2015)
  • Hawaii Logo (February 2015)
  • Mumbai 2015 Logo (March 2015)
  • Paris Logo (March-April 2015)
  • Arabia Logo (April 2015)
  • Los Angeles Logo (May 2015)
  • Venice Logo (June 2015)
  • Rio2013Logo (July 2015)
  • Sydney Logo(July-August 2015)
  • Greece Logo (August 2015)
  • New York 2015 Logo (September 2015)
  • Kenya Logo (September-October 2015)
  • Transylvania Logo (October 2015)
  • Tokyo Logo (November 2015)
  • North Pole Logo (December 2015)
  • Hawaii Logo(December 2015-January 2016)
  • San Francisco Logo (January 2016)
  • Arabia Logo(February 2016)
  • Prague Logo (March 2016)
  • Madagascar Logo (March-April 2016)
  • Sydney Logo (April 2016)
  • Peru Logo (May 2016)
  • Las Vegas Logo (June 2016)
  • Singapore Logo (June-July 2016)
  • Venice Logo (July 2016)
  • Rio2016Logo (August 2016)
  • Iceland Logo (September 2016)
  • Havana Logo (September-October 2016)
  • Transylvania Logo (October 2016)
  • Washington D.C. Logo (November 2016)
  • Winter Holiday Logo (December 2016)
  • Amsterdam Logo (December 2016-January 2017)
  • San Francisco Logo (January 2017)
  • Arabia Logo (February 2017)
  • Bangkok Logo (March 2017)
  • Monaco Logo (March-April 2017)
  • Hawaii Logo (April 2017)
  • Copenhagen Logo (May 2017)
  • Peru Logo (June 2017)
  • Marrakesh Logo (June-July 2017)
  • Shanghai Logo (July 2017)
  • Miami Logo (August 2017)
  • Barcelona Logo (August-September 2017)
  • Singapore Logo (September 2017)
  • IconMexico (Halloween 2017) (October 2017)
  • IconWashingtonDC2017 (November 2017)
  • IconSaintPetersburg (November-December 2017)
  • Cairo 2018 Logo (December 2017-January 2018)
  • Chicago Logo (January 2018)
  • Paris 2018 Logo (February 2018)
  • Tokyo 2018 Logo (March 2018)
  • Iceland Logo (March-April 2018)
  • Buenos Aires Logo (April 2018)
  • Monaco Logo (May 2018)
  • Venice Beach Logo (May-June 2018)
  • Mumbai 2018 Logo (June-July 2018)
  • Havana 2018 Logo (July 2018)
  • New York 2015 Logo(August 2018)
  • Berlin Logo (August-September 2018)
  • Hong Kong Logo (September-October 2018)
  • New Orleans 2018 Logo (October 2018)
  • Marrakesh Logo (November 2018)
  • London 2018 Logo (November-December 2018)
  • Rio 2019 Logo (December 2018-January 2019)
  • Atlanta Logo (January 2019)
  • Venice Logo (February 2019)
  • LogoSanFrancisco2019 (March 2019)
  • ZurichLogo (April 2019)
  • Bangkok 2019 Logo (April-May 2019)
  • Seoul2019Logo (May-June 2019)
  • DubaiLogo (June 2019)
  • Miami2019Logo(June-July 2019)
  • BaliLogo (July-August 2019)
  • Barcelona Logo (August-September 2019)
  • Moscow2019Logo (September 2019)
  • Singapore2019Logo (September-October 2019)
  • Mexico (Halloween 2017) Logo (October-November 2019)
  • HoustonLogo (November 2019)
  • WinterHoliday2019Logo (November-December 2019)
  • Chicago2020Logo (December 2019-January 2020)
  • Beijing2020Logo (January-February 2020)
  • Paris 2020 Logo (February-March 2020)
  • Cairo 2018 Logo (March 2020)
  • Iceland2020Logo (March-April 2020)
  • Buenos Aires Logo (April-May 2020)
  • Marrakesh2020Logo (May 2020)
  • Amsterdam2020Logo (May-June 2020)
  • Zurich2020Logo (June-July 2020)
  • EdinburghLogo (July 2020)
  • LittleRockLogo (July-August 2020)
  • Bali2020Logo (August-September 2020
  • Miami2020Logo (September 2020)
  • Peru2020Logo (October 2020)
  • CambridgeLogo (October-November 2020)
  • SeattleLogo (November-December 2020)
  • SaintPetersburgLogo2020 (December 2020-January 2021)
  • SpaceStationLogo (January 2021)
  • JourneyToTheEastLogo (January-February 2021)
  • Berlin2021Logo (February-March 2021)
  • New York 2021 Logo (March 2021)
  • OxfordLogo (March-April 2021)
  • Houston 2021 (April-May 2021)
  • Copenhagen2021Logo (May-June 2021)
  • ChangAnLogo (June 2021)
  • SubwaySurfersNewParisLogo (June-July 2021)
  • Tokyo2021Logo (July-August 2021)
  • Mumbai2021Logo (August 2021)
  • LasVegas2021Logo (August-September 2021)
  • Marrakesh2020Logo (September-October 2021)
  • Mexico 2021 Logo (October 2021)
  • Vancouver2021Logo (November 2021)
  • VeniceBeach2021Logo (November-December 2021)
  • NorthPole2021Logo (December 2021-January 2022)
  • Cairo 2022 Logo (January 2022)
  • Lunar New Year Logo (January-February 2022)
  • Barcelona 2022 Logo (February-March 2022)
  • Vancouver2022Logo (March-April 2022)
  • OxfordLogo (April 2022)
  • Monaco 2022 Logo (April-May 2022)
  • Copenhagen2022Logo (May-June 2022)
  • SanFrancisco 2022 Logo (June 2022)
  • Iceland2022Logo (June-July 2022)
  • SubwayCityLogo (July-August 2022)
  • Greece2022Logo (August 2022)
  • ShenzhenLogo (August-September 2022)
  • Mumbai2021Logo (September-October 2022)
  • Mexico 2021 Logo (October 2022)
  • LuoyangLogo (November 2022)
  • Cairo 2022 Logo (November-December 2022)
  • Subwaycityxmaslogo (December 2022-January 2023)
  • Lunar New Year Logo (January 2023)
  • Oxford2023LogoPNG (January-February 2023)
  • Barcelona 2022 Logo (February-March 2023)
  • UnderwaterLogo (March-April 2023)
  • Edinburgh2023Logo (April 2023)
  • Chicago 2023 Logo (April-May 2023)
  • Copenhagen2023Logo (May-June 2023)
  • New York 2021 Logo (June 2023)
  • FantasyFest2023Logo (June-July 2023)
  • BuenosAires2023Logo (July-August 2023)
  • Rio2023Logo (August 2023)
  • Tokyo2021Logo (August-September 2023)
  • Hawaii2023Logo (September-October 2023)
  • HauntedHoodLogo (October-November 2023)
  • Seoul2023Logo (November 2023)
  • London2023Logo (November-December 2023)
  • NorthPole2021Logo (December-January 2024)
  • Shenzhen2024Logo (January 2024)
  • Greece2024Logo2 (January-February 2024)
  • LasVegas2024Logo (February-March 2024)
  • IrelandLogo (March-April 2024)
  • Marrakesh2020Logo (April 2024)
  • UnderwaterLogo (April-May 2024)
  • SubwaySurfersClassic2024Logo (May-June 2024)
  • SanFrancisco 2022 Logo (June 2024)
  • HollywoodLogo (June-July 2024)

Game Version History

See Version History.

List of Icons, Splash Screens, Logos & City Icons

See List of Icons, Splash Screens, Logos & City Icons.

Music

See Background Music.

Other Media

See The Animated Series of Subway Surfers.

Languages

The game is currently available in 16 languages. These are: English, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Indonesian, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Chinese (Hong Kong).

Popularity

As of December 2019, the app had 2.7 billion downloads, according to AppAnnie statics.

As of August 2020, the game had 3 billion downloads worldwide, according to Subway Surfers' official website.

As of May 2023, the game had 4 billion downloads worldwide, according to Subway Surfers' official website.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Every character from the game (even the new ones) all have the same voice (specifically when they bump into something).
    • In this case, they grunt in the same voice but sometime low or high pitched.
    • When running into a train or hit by a train they say oops (though in-game it sounds like opss).
  • The ESRB for this game is rated Everyone 10+ and Apple rating as 9+ due to cartoon/fantasy violence.
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