Good For Quick Games
One of the good things about Subway Surfers is that it's a good game to play when you just want to get through something quick. This is especially true if you're someone who is on the go a lot or just doesn't have a ton of time in the day to game.
Yes, there are many mobile games like this, but there is a big chunk of them that do require more of your time (although these are excellent as well). Subway Surfers has a nice balance that good for quick playing players and offers solid rewards for those who are hardcore gamers.
One of mobile gaming's strengths is that you can play anywhere and at any given time. This is one of those games that sort of fits that approach. This is one thing in mind if you like just getting fast gaming fixes in and another great thing is that there are virtually no loading screens.
It Has Temple Run Vibes
If you've ever enjoyed an iconic mobile game like the 2011 hit, Temple Run, then you might appreciate Subway Surfers. In Temple Run, it sounds pretty much what you think it sounds like. You escape a temple and are now running along a long stone bridge(?) with several turns.
You ran while being chased by a bunch of angry monkeys in a hilarious fashion. All of this while also jumping and sliding under things such as trees. Well, that's almost exactly the same thing that you do in Subway Surfers, minus all of the many turns.
You're jumping over and sliding under objects and you're running away from something (in this case, the cops and their K-9). The main difference is that you're in an urban setting versus a jungle one of course. Although there are many endless runners out there, it's clear that Subway Surfers probably takes some inspiration from Temple Run.
Fun Things To Unlock
Although Subway Surfers is a pretty simplified game, for the most part, it actually pretty rich with rewards which can get players coming back for more. This goes for almost any video game you play; when it is rewarding you for your efforts, it makes things pretty addictive.
Although this a comparison that is way, way left field, it's like in Dark Souls bit. That game is very difficult (don't worry, Subway Surfers is a lot easier) and by defeating tough bosses and such, you get rewarded with cool new weapons, armor, etc.
But in Subway Surfers, you can collect plenty of coins and other things that will help you unlock some sweet new items including characters and even hoverboards. Completing different missions while you play can help you net these rewards too.