Best Endless Runner Games Apps for Android

Endless runner games are found in this category. These games involve navigating a character across an endless landscape while accumulating points. Types include retro, 3D, and official licensed endless runner games. Endless runner games are great for those who enjoy their simplistic yet challenging gameplay.

Last updated 08-19-2017

Super Mario Run
1st

Super Mario Run

Android

Seller: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

45 4.5

It’s-a me, Mario! The well-loved plumber in red and blue makes his world debut on mobile devices - in a splash of his classic palette of vivid colors and quirky characters - to test your tapping finesse as you work to save Princess Peach from the evil clutches of Bowser!

You are always running forward and jump over smaller obstacles and enemies automatically, so it is up to you to jump up to reach higher platforms and whack those question-marked boxes with well-timed taps.

The longer you hold the screen while jumping the higher you can reach, and you can also pull off a spin by double tapping. Aim to collect as many coins that are scattered across each stage and held by enemies as possible, and rush to reach that level-ending flagpole before the timer ticks to zero!

▲ Breaking open those yellow boxes can reward you with coins or power-ups that can help you speed through the stage quicker!

▲ Unlock ‘Coin Rush’ by filling up the gauge in ‘Rally’ mode to grab dozens of coins before it runs out for an extra boost.

▲ By unlocking items such as Luigi or Yoshi’s house in ‘Build’ mode, you can play as other characters from the franchise!

From the home screen, you can either tap the green ‘Tour’ mode to play level-by-level or the red ‘Rally’ mode to compete against AI and other players. In split-screen ‘Rally’ mode, your goal is to go up against the shadow of your opponent and gather as many coins as you can while impressing Toad spectators with fancy moves. If you win, the amount of Toads who cheered you on will move to your kingdom!

Unlock new buildings and decorations to adorn your kingdom with, from classic Mario-themed items to special mini-game houses, by winning over enough Toads to level up. Tap onto ‘Build’ at the bottom of the screen to buy new items at the shop or move currently placed buildings and ornaments, and build a unique kingdom that Princess Peach would be delighted by!

Android
Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run

Free

Running Stick
2nd

Running Stick

Android

Seller: ZPLAY Games

40 4

Guide a stickman in this action-packed endless runner and challenge your reflexes in overcoming the wide variety of obstacles along the way! The stickman is a parkour master, so all you have to do is hold down the left button on the screen to make him roll and tap the right button to make him jump. Just be sure to do so with the right timing to avoid crashing or falling!

A wide variety of obstacles will challenge you - from falling crates to tight spaces. Red and green springs will also appear randomly. The former is trouble while the latter will help you jump higher. Make sure to stay focused and think quickly. The suspenseful background will add to the excitement while the smooth controls and graphics will make this game more enjoyable. See how far your stickman will go!

▲ Jump and roll as a stickman with mad parkour skills. How far can you go?

▲ Make sure to avoid obstacles such as the red spring and falling crates!

Android
Running Stick

Running Stick

Free

Run & Gun: BANDITOS
3rd

Run & Gun: BANDITOS

Android

Seller: Ludus Studio

40 4

Oh no, amigo! Skeleton thieves have hijacked your treasure-hunting spree and they are taking everything you own far away. Gear up and chase them down – no thief is going to waste your efforts and have all the fun. Besides, you could use some sharpshooting while you run and hunt.

Go deep into the heart of the West and enter skeleton territory! Running will be automatic, so all you have to do is tactically change lanes – swipe right and left to avoid forks in the road or boulders. Change lanes too to avoid getting hit by gun-wielding skeletons within close range. To keep running unharmed, shoot down skeletons on top of rocks ahead once they appear. Test your reflexes as you run along, and whatever you do, don’t cease collecting gold!

▲ Once the pointer appears above a skeleton, tap on it to avoid getting shot at.

▲ Run more miles with your "banditos" to help them gain more experience.

▲ The more gold you collect, the more chances for you to enjoy upgrades.

Android
Run & Gun: BANDITOS

Run & Gun: BANDITOS

Free

Tentacles - Enter the Mind
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Tentacles - Enter the Mind

Android

Seller: Flashbulb Games

40 4

Dr. Phluff has become a mad scientist due to his unhealthy obsession with anything cute. In order to save him, you must enter his twisted brain as a tentacled eyeball! Your goal is to devour every eyeball in your path to become powerful, and collect as many coins as possible as well! With the rampant cuteness spreading in the doctor's mind, only a hardened tentacle monster can help fully regain the old doctor's proper state of mind!

To move around, simply tap on each block or object to make your tentacles grab onto them. Tap on the squishy eyeballs as well to eat them up. By absorbing eyeballs, you can upgrade your tentacles and become more powerful. Unlock awesome gear and powers you can use in your quest to gain control of the doctor's mind!

▲ Eat eyeballs and explore different strange locations inside the mad doctor's brain!

▲ Complete missions and earn rewards!

Android
Tentacles - Enter the Mind

Tentacles - Enter the Mind

Free

Apogeey
5

Apogeey

Android

Seller: Anime Labs

40 4

Casual games such as this tapping game do not only help you while away the time but also let you enjoy a hassle-free app that keeps your brain engaged. This app is extremely easy to play. All you need to do is tap on your phone to keep the floating orb moving forward.

Pointed structures stand in the way. So, challenge your reflexes and timing skills to control the orb's ascent and descent in such a way that obstacles are avoided. How far can you go and how long can you keep the orb floating?

▲ Oh no! Watch out for those pointed things. Keep the orb up in the air for as long as possible.

Android
Apogeey

Apogeey

Free