Fetch your running shoes, Temple Run: Oz speeds past on Windows 8 too

If you're a massive fan of endless runner gamess, Temple Run is widely considered one of the best. Imangi Studios has teamed up with Disney to launch Temple Run: Oz on Windows Phone, but they're not halting there as the same game is now also available on the Windows Store. The only downside is the price tag - $4.99.

Much like other versions of the popular runner already available on Windows 8, you're tasked with essentially "legging it" for your life, avoiding obstacles, collecting coins and more. Just like the Oz version on Windows Phone, your eyes will be distracted by the HD graphics testing your willpower and making it seemingly more difficult to score those pesky jumps.

Temple Run Oz

Whether you're looking to kill a few minutes while waiting for public transport or are actively seeking a Temple Run: Oz counterpart for Windows 8 (or Windows RT - you can get those updates on your ARM tablet too), this is a highly recommended download.

You can catch Temple Run: Oz (opens in new tab) on the Windows Store for $4.99. Let us know how you get on in the hot air balloon.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • And they Temple Ran away from Xbox Live Achievements
  • Wonder if they just got tired of grinding the game to earn enough coins for the Xbox Live upgrade? :-)
  • Clever Rich! Daniel is rubbing off on you. ;)
  • Good. Least fun game I ever played.
  • any word on cross-platform syncing? ..everytime I see a game launch on both platforms I feel syncing is a major missed opportunity. I'd gladly pay twice if it were so..
  • FYI, it's $0.99 with no trial on WP8. Odd that that wasn't mentioned in the article.
  • Why is that odd? It's mentioned in the actual article about the WP8 version...
  • Ya, like I said in my reply, I hadn't seen the other article yet and thought this was for both. Sorry.
  • Sorry, just saw the other article. The one time I didn't start my articles from the bottom.
  • Why is everything priced up on Windows 8
  • that's what I was trying to ask, up until now...
  • 1 dollar is pretty cheap, I mean... come on..., if you really want a game and you don't have a spare dollar, you have bigger problems that should be solved.
  • I didn't say I can't afford it, in fact I can afford to buy 2 games. Just wondering why developers charge more for Windows 8 games than Android or IOS games.
  • Wait, there is temple run oz on WP?! O.o
  • It's not that bad just tried it...great to kill time, would have loved it to be Xbox live, but hell you can't win them all.
  • Great game! Instant purchase for WP8! :)