Video: Temple Run: Brave for Windows Phone 8 now available
If you’re a fan of Temple Run, then you’ll want to grab the all new Temple Run: Brave game for Windows Phone 8. The game follows on the heels of the Windows 8 version released a few weeks ago and much like its predecessor, goes for $0.99 without a free trial.
We’re not sure why the devs at Disney and behind Temple Run are so against trials, but we bought the game and tossed together a quick video presented below. Off the cuff, we have no complaints about the game (well, it could use a double wide tile, we suppose). Graphics have been updated, it runs smooth and the touch response seems good to us at these early stages.
In case you’re curious, the game is a mashup between the Temple Run franchise and the Disney movie Brave. The backgrounds have been updated with lush forest greens, the main player is now a female lead (who seems to have lost her voice from the Windows 8 version) and you can shoot arrows from your trusty bow at some targets.
Overall, it’s quite fun and a great time waster. Like all Temple Run games, it features in-app purchasing via gold coins you collect or you can opt to “cheat” and buy packs of coins to enhance your character.
Other features include:
- Introducing ARCHERY – tap targets to shoot a bullseye and earn extra coins
- New, amazing visuals. It looks better than ever!
- All new environments inspired by Disney/Pixar Brave and the wilds of Scotland
- Play as Merida from Disney/Pixar Brave
- Outrun Mordu, the demon bear, to earn running glory
You can pick up Temple Run: Brave for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store. Note: Devices with 512MB of RAM are not eligible to play this game! Let the developer know you want 512 MB support by tweeting to @kshepherd and @imangi.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
As much as i love my 620, i'm starting to hate it
Bought it for L920
But why doesn't imangi optimize it's games for 512MB devices , my friends who couldn't afford a L920 can't play this sad :(
Lumia 820 has issues like poor battery life & cam not up to the mark
Add Disney - paid.
I would buy this if it was an Xbox Live game. Since it isn't, I'll pass and keep the normal Temple Run.
This game has no glitches like slide not registering as in Temple Run 1
If they get support they will improve games on the platform
Even I was quite worried but game works great
Daniel just messed up in the video , that's it
The only problem is fps drops in later game , otherwise it is very good
I haven't encountered any swiping bug ..
well, in fact i rather not have a piece of crap in my phone lol lumia 620 still rocks!
I easily reached 6k meters although there were fps drops
can anyone give confirmation as to whether the huge issues in v1 is fixed?
Eventually it will be 75% of the market who will have 512k devices.
Same applies to Smartphones.
And that's not the only problem.Developers must stop to only port games and begin to optimize them as much as possible.
There are many WP8 only games that cause major heat of the device and amazingly fast battery drainage!
1. No trial. I am strictly not buying anything that does not offer a trial. I am not asking for games to be free all the time, developers are allowed to make a profit. I do however feel that if you believe in your game, you will let us try it for short ammount of time.
2. Pay 99cents for a freemium game? I am not so sure about this. It really depends on what you can purchase in the store and if it is the only way to have fun with this game but since there is no trial I will assume the worst.
This means that they are testing it and it might be out soon! Some competition on the market is always nice ;)