The much-awaited popular game Temple Run for Windows Phone 8 is now available for all WP8 smartphone users. Imangi Studios, the developers of the Temple Run game released the game yesterday on the Windows Phone Store and is now available for download for free.
Temple Run is one of the best addictive running games that has won hearts all over and is already available on iOS and Android. Even a sequel to the Temple Run game, Temple Run 2 is also available for iOS and Android users while the Windows Phone has now got the original Temple Run game.
We downloaded the new Temple Run game for Windows Phone 8 on HTC 8X and had hands-on of this game. In the Windows Phone version of Temple Run game you will be doing the same task, running from the monkeys carrying the idol from the old Temple and that’s obvious. You won’t see any specific difference in the WP version of the game compared to the iOS and Android versions. You can buy powerups from the coins you collect during the gameplay, change to any other character/avatar using the virtual money (coins collected) and you can also buy coins from real money.
While playing Temple Run on our HTC 8X, the game performed well, responded to gestures pretty smoothly. But while on the Main Menu of the game it seemed that the game isn’t fitting well on the display and the ‘O’ letter of the Options menu option is cropped. The same thing we also noticed on the screen that appears after your game is over where the score is displayed. You can see that the Store option and the More Coins option of the score-screen is cropped.
Graphics are good and are the quality is similar to the iOS and Android versions. Overall we can give Temple Run for Windows Phone 8 a rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on our hands-on of the game.
It would have been great if Imangi Studios had released the sequel game instead of the original version. Temple Run 2 available on iOS and Android has new organic environment, better graphics and much more features than the original Temple Run game. Well, we hope that the developers of the game will also release the sequel version as well for users of Windows Phone soon. Stay tuned to know more and share your experiences of the Temple Run game on your Windows Phone 8 in comments below.