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 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.