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Top 5 3D Runners on iPhone

Best ways to run into the screen on iPhone

The endless-runner genre has gradually morphed from side-on 2D affairs to lush, cinematic over-the-shoulder experiences. We have Temple Run to thank for that.

It's no longer enough to leg it from left to right, avoiding pitfalls until you inevitably come a cropper. Now, people want to do that in as dramatic a fashion as possible - and to make use of their multi-core Retina display-toting iPhone handsets to boot.

With that in mind, we thought we'd revisit the endless-runner category and be a little more specific with this rundown. Come this way, then, to find out about the Top 5 3D runners on iPhone.

Oh, and watch your step.

What better way to start this list than with the daddy of all 3D runners? Imangi's endless-runner remains a compelling arcade experience with brilliantly tight touch-and-tilt controls. You must jump, weave, and slide your way through a devious Mayan maze like some kind of hyped-up Indiana Jones. It's classic stuff.
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One of the most fleshed-out interpretations of the 3D runner format, Subway Surfers splits the dodge-left, dodge-right format into several exciting levels. Here, you can run on top of moving trains, grind along power cables, and generally act like a powered-up rebellious teen. Oh, and you can also jump on a Marty McFly-like hoverboard, which is an instant win in our books.
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7.8
One Epic Knight stays faithful to its title by placing you in the armoured boots of a medieval warrior. Rather than just dodging left, right, over, and under oncoming objects, you get to take the fight to your opponents. By picking up the swords and shields scattered throughout the levels, you can dish out some serious pain without even breaking stride.
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7.5
Another super-slick take on the Temple Run formula, Full Fat's Agent Dash injects a lovely sense of style and place into proceedings. Here, you're guiding a James Bond-esque special agent through a colourful 1960s super-spy world - think Pixar's The Incredibles and you've pretty much got the tone and art style figured out.
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7.2
The original Pitfall! was a highly demanding 2D platformer starring a whip-wielding Indiana Jones-alike. For this iPhone reinvention, Activision has picked up on the immense popularity of Temple Run and its ilk and created a slick 3D runner. As well as all the usual leaping and ducking, you have to employ your whip to take out dangerous wildlife.
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7.2
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