Updated June 29, 2020: New entries added

The auto-runner is the semi-automated, mobile-friendly little brother of the platformer. Your character automatically moves through a classic gaming level filled with the usual collectibles and enemies, and all you have to do is tap the screen to jump.

Or at least, that's how things started. Now that the genre has matured over the years, we've seen it branch off in a number of different directions. From 3D graphics to additional mechanics and complexity, right through to the incorporation of other genres, the auto-runner has become a surprisingly rich and varied place to be.

We're well past the gold rush period with the auto-runner, but it remains a popular genre. That means there's a steady trickle of fresh talent streaming in all the time alongside of the classics.

Here are 25 of our favourite auto-runners on the Google Play Store. Let us know what your favourite is in the comments below.