Temple Run clone has a Mad Max vibe, mild violence.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The game is very timing-based, which takes a while to learn. As it progresses, things speed up, making it more difficult to master, but it's more forgiving than similar games in this genre. Making a single mistake does not automatically mean the end of the game. 


Players will have to dodge fires, lava pits, and other hazards as they run in a post-apocalyptic world. 

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The app's currency is duct tape -- which players can collect as they run or purchase in-app using real world cash (for amounts ranging from $1-$20). The free download game is also a restricted version. In order to unlock various modes, including Free Run, you'll have to shell out $2.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that TheEndApp is an app that borrows heavily from Temple Run, in that players constantly run a zig-zagging course, this time in a post-apocalyptic world. There is minimal violence when a player runs through lava or their avatar hits his head on an object (the screen flashes red and you may keep running). It does feature in-app purchases, though, and players wanting to unlock more than the available missions will need to pay $2 to unlock the pro version. Players can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

TheEndApp wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

TheEndApp wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

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What's it about?

InTheEndApp, players dash around a post-apocalyptic world in a series of challenges, such as collecting or avoiding duct tape. Swiping the screen from side to side turns corners, while swiping backward or forward causes your character to jump or slide under obstacles. Tilting your device right or left determines which side of the road you run on (which is helpful in avoiding lava pits). It's not an advanced game, but it does test the player's reflexes.

Is it any good?


TheEndApp doesn't try to hide its inspiration. The game is, in many ways, a step-for-step remake of Temple Run, but it has enough twists to stand alone. The mission-based challenges are a nice twist from the endless free-run mode (which TheEndApp offers, but only after you buy the pro version). And the game is much more forgiving when players make small mistakes. A single error doesn't doom you to failure. 

Still, there's a sense of "been there, done that" that the app can't shake. And unless you cough up for the pro version, your play time with the app will be limited to a few new challenges each day (though they are replayable). 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:July 5, 2012
Category:Action Games
Size:55.50 MB
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.3 or later

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