We have some great news for you Subway Surfers fans out there, as version 1.18.1 is now live in the Store. The update brings the brand new World Tour: Miami theme.
Windows Phone users had to skip World Tour: Mumbai due to the extended Christmas theme and challenges. Those ended yesterday. What’s more, Windows Phone is getting the update the very same day as iOS and Android, making it one of the first times all three platforms land at once.
Now for the bad news: this update does not bring 512 MB support. Users will still need 1 GB of more RAM in order to get in on the latest Miami action, so users of the Lumia 520, 620, 625 and 720 will have to sit this one out.
Kiloo Games and Sybo Games have teamed up for the Windows Phone version and the ‘World Tour’ series basically is a re-skin of the game with new daily challenges and contests. Sure, it’s just a re-skinning, but endless runners have very high replay value and getting a fresh look is always a welcomed treat (especially after being chased by Santa for weeks).
The new Miami theme features collectible pink flamingos, bright green trains, pink structures and palm trees. Users can also vie for ‘funky new outfits for Nick and Tasha’ and with the weekly flamingo-challenge contests, fans of the game can struggle to get limited edition upgrades and bonuses.
We have to admit, the game looks much fresher now with the bright new look and it’s a great escape from the doldrums of winter. Considering this is our top endless runner (sorry, Temple Run 1 and 2), we’re excited to see this game keep parity with iOS and Android. Too bad about the 512 MB support, but hopefully that will be coming soon.
[Note: the update is really new to the store, so give it time if you don’t see it]
Head here to the Store to pick up Subway Surfers: Miami World Tour. Windows Phone 8 only, 1 GB of RAM required.
Thanks, Giordano P., for the tip!
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