Best Endless Runner Games Apps for iPhone / iPad

Find the best Endless Runner Games for iPhone / iPad within this page. 39 Endless Runner Games are reviewed and ranked based on originality, timeliness, and user-friendliness.

Last updated 06-23-2017

Super Mario Run
1st

Super Mario Run

iOS

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!

iOS
Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run

Free

Ratchet & Clank: BTN
2nd

Ratchet & Clank: BTN

iOS

Seller: PlayStation Mobile Inc.

40 4

Fleebar Snuttleblast, the Terachnoid scientist, has suddenly gone missing. It has been discovered that he has been abducted by the crime team of Vendra and Neftin Prog. Ratchet saw the duo’s M-class star cruiser fly past him and this is when the chase across grindrails began.

Capture Vendra by controling Ratchet as he runs through three lanes. Obstacles and enemies will try to stop you in your path. Make sure you avoid them quickly while collecting various items like bolts and gadgets along the way. Use your weapons and purchase new ones with your accumulated bolts!

▲ Be ready to face a variety of enemies. Use your weapons to shoot and get past them!

▲ Run through three lanes and jump to avoid being hit and dazed by obstacles.

iOS
Ratchet & Clank: BTN

Ratchet & Clank: BTN

Free

The Maze Runner ™
3rd

The Maze Runner ™

iOS

Seller: PIKPOK

40 4

The story of Thomas and the Gladers continues with you taking part. Discover what is going on and how you will escape this maze full of deathtraps. Run endlessly inside the maze with your chosen Glader and collect clues and coins on your way. You will be given objectives with your every run.

This official endless runner version of the famous book and film series is full of challenging obstacles. Dodge falling pillars and burning pits by swiping to the side, and slip into small clearances by swiping down. Reach the exit before time runs out, or else you will be trapped inside ... forever!

▲ Run inside the maze, and find clues and coins that will help you uncover the mystery.

▲ Upgrade your runners with boosters and power-ups to help you find your exit faster.

iOS
The Maze Runner ™

The Maze Runner ™

Free

Ookujira - Giant Whale Rampage
4

Ookujira - Giant Whale Rampage

iOS

Seller: Rieha Creative

40 4

Humankind is at stake: nefarious aliens have invaded, and all who is left to save the world is… a whale? Get ready to use that tail fin to serve justice and protect the human race, as you bounce and flip across cityscapes in an otherworldly battle of the fittest!

Controls are simple: after your whale friend leaps from the ocean, tap anywhere on the screen to launch him into the air and tap twice for a double-jump. Bounce from rooftop to rooftop, and tap the downward arrow at the bottom of the screen to smash enemies and reduce buildings to rubble!

▲ Gain extra points for collecting diamonds consecutively, but make sure not to hit the ground – it equals game over!

▲ Bounce into the various alien enemies to rack up points. Think your finesse might make a good photo? Tap the upper-left camera icon to take a screenshot.

▲ Each purchasable whale has its own special ability, such as freezing enemies in their tracks or causing giant explosions!

Attack incoming aliens by bouncing and tail flipping them into submission, and collect blue diamonds scattered throughout each stage to up your points and use to purchase items in the store. Bouncing into the triangle power-up also increases your size and allows you to squash buildings without having to tap the dive icon!

Tapping onto ‘Mode’ from the home screen allows you to choose between alien attacking ‘Arcade’ and gate jumping ‘Slalom’ modes, both of which help you to collect points and diamonds that can be spent by tapping into ‘Shop.’ Purchase new whales with unique abilities, or power-ups such as shields and speed boosters, to help you save humanity from those aliens once and for all!

iOS
Ookujira - Giant Whale Rampage

Ookujira - Giant Whale Rampage

Free

The Little Fox
5

The Little Fox

iOS

Seller: ZPLAY Games

40 4

‘What does the fox say?’ In this case, it is more like ‘where does the fox move?’ – this spritely little orange ball of fur needs to make his way across a variety of colorful planets tile-by-tile. It is up to you to help him with quick thinking and timely taps!

He is always running forward automatically, but you can tap the left or right sides of the screen to change direction. The goal is to stick to the hexagonal path – if you stray too far off a tile, you will be taken back to the last checkpoint you came across and you will have to try again!

▲ Blue tiles will launch you into the sky – avoid missing the grid by controlling your direction in mid-air with taps!

▲ A light green tile will give you a speed boost, but be careful not to lose control!

▲ At the end of each level your current score is shown. Aim to collect all the gem drops and finish within the best time to truly complete it 100%!

While maneuvering across each level, collect as many blue glowing drops as you can to help raise your high score with each attempt. Different colored tiles can also affect the gameplay, such as the blue jump tile, the light green speed-up tile, and the red-arrowed rotating tile. Running across a colored tile will affect your speed or direction, so think ahead!

On the world select screen, swipe left and right to see what you have unlocked. The icons located below each planet show what you have completed 100% - including best time and number of gems collected - which are highlighted when successfully accomplished. Tap onto the controller icon on the bottom-right, and test your agility and perfectionism across a variety of unlockable achievements for an extra challenge!

iOS
The Little Fox

The Little Fox

Free