The best mobile devices for playing Temple Run 2
by Dan Kricke
For a style of game that stretches back to Atari and the original Pitfall, you’d think there wouldn’t be much excitement left over for endless runner style games. But the buzz over Temple Run 2 has been about as loud as it gets in the app world and for good reason.
Temple Run 2 combines crisp, vivid visuals with a breakneck pace that requires split-second decision-making as the player guides his adventurer around the game world, swiping to avoid all manners of traps and hazards. The big question isn’t whether or not you should play Temple Run 2, but rather “How will you play it?”
Options for Apple fanatics
If you’re an Apple fan, the choice is pretty simple. You’ve been able to enjoy Temple Run 2 for a week already thanks to its earlier iOS release, which is a nice bonus, though you lack the variety of devices on which to play the game. If you’re looking for a mobile experience, any iPhone iteration 3G or newer will showcase the addicting gameplay without a problem, although the app is optimized for iPhone 5. If you’d like to try Temple Run 2 on a bigger screen, the iPad is your only option for now. Whichever device you go with, Apple offers free shipping when you spend $50 or more, plus 1 percent cash back.
Android offers a plethora of devices
Android fans have a few more hardware choices at their disposal, although two in particular stand out from the pack. The LG Nexus 4, which can be purchased at Best Buy among other electronics retailers, is a solid choice to get feed your temple running fever thanks its quad-core CPU and gorgeous 4.7 inch true-HD display screen. Right now you can get 2 percent cash back and free shipping through Best Buy.
The Samsung Galaxy S III also makes a fine option for Android gamers. Its screen is ever so slightly larger than the Nexus 4, offering a 4.8 inch super HD display to go along with a 1.5 gig dual-core processor that provides plenty of the power needed to enjoy Temple Run 2. You can even purchase unlocked versions of the S III (albeit at a slightly higher price point) from Amazon.
Temple Run 2 is the same whether you’re gaming on an iOS device or an Android device, so it’s all about personal preference. Either way, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to think of another game once you start running around the jungle jumping gaps and climbing ropes like Indiana Jones.
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