Temple Run gets rapid “light theme” fix for Windows Phone
Ah, Temple Run. We’ve waited so long for you, even after the your superior sequel hit iOS and Android (seriously, part 2 is waaay more interesting), yet when you finally hit you were plagued with glitches.
The initial bug had a wonky Live Tile (by wonky we mean missing) and then it was discovered that if you used the Light Theme for the OS, the sky was rendered in white as opposed to the blue-night sky that should be in the game.
Luckily the first bug was fixed within a day, and now the Light Theme glitch has also been patched in version 1.5.1. Hey, you have to give Imangi (and probably Microsoft) some credit for rapidly patching this high profile game. Granted, we (and many others) think the “swipes” could still use some sensitivity tweaking and you can’t actually disable the Tutorial (despite the option for it) but hey, baby steps.
You can pick up v1.5.1 of Temple Run here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 only and yes, still only for devices with 1GB of RAM—that too hasn’t been fixed yet.
Thanks to the bazillion of you for the tip and Jonathan D., for the glitch image!
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Its soo annoying when swipes dont register.
Sure nearly every game is better, but there's something about it's simplicity and beating your previous best score that makes it addictive.
But TR2 is just the same, but with slightly beefed up graphics. They haven't done much to make the gameplay more involving. It's a simple game, but very successful and they've not risked any changes to ruin that successful formula.
It really needs some social aspects, player vs player, leaderboards, basically an Xbox version would really make this a much more addictive game.
i'll correct the procedure i gave.
press start key, flick left, open settings, tap theme, tap background and select light.
When I get updates there are about 1in 4 who's time just is blank on the update screen. At first I thought my phone was wonky!
Everytime I try to download it, it gives me an error and I need to redownload it to get the same error again
There's no timed-mode, no tournaments, no Xbox integration (which would instantly make it better than the iOS and Android versions). It's still the same incredibly simple (but addictive) running game, there's so much more they could do to make it more fun, mostly building in social aspects so you can see how you fare against your friends and the world. I want a 5-minute coin run mode, the ability to run the same board and compare my score, etc.
Actually, I don't want any of that, I waste enough time as it is...
Temple run is working well in my WP 7.8....