Updated July 23, 2021: New entries added
At last, the deluge of endless-runners for Android appears to have abated. The only trouble is... we kind of miss them.
Not that we ever want to see a return to the saturation point of a few years back. But the auto-runner went through a bit of a boom for a very simple reason: it's a very fun genre to play on your phone.
Or rather, the best examples of the format were very fun to play on your phone. We've assembled 25 examples in the following list.
So what constitutes an autorunner, or endless runner games? It's simple really: auto-runners are games where your avatar automatically moves through an environment, leaving you to dodge, jump, or otherwise shift their possession as obstacles appear.
They can be side-scrollers, top-down, 2D or 3D. And they can cover a surprising amount of thematic ground, too. These aren't just 25 Temple Run/Canabalt clones.
Have we missed your favourite Android endless-runner games? Let us know in the comments below.Original list by Jon Mundy, updated by Pocket Gamer Staff.