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Temple Run 2 Tips and Powerups

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Temple Run 2 Tips

Temple Run 2 contains the same addictive gameplay as the original with a few neat additions thrown in to keep it fresh. The first big difference you will notice are the enhanced visuals that give a much better 3D feel to the game, and as you sprint away from the temple, you will be taken into entirely new environments like a mine shaft, which presents its own challenge.

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Basic Temple Run 2 Tips

  • You're primary goal is to stay alive, so while collecting coins is great, sometimes it can be fatal. When you've run far enough that the game becomes really difficult, stop concentrating as much on collecting coins and go for distance. The one exception: green gems. These special gems can be used to do things like resurrect you upon death, so they are worth a little risk.
  • Keep your eyes on what is coming next. At first, it is easy to navigate the game, but as you progress, obstacles come quicker, so stay one step ahead by keeping an eye on what obstacle is coming after the one you are currently navigating. This will help when you need to do a quick slide-then-turn.
  • The Most Important Temple Run 2 Tip: You can turn while jumping or sliding. This is important because some special powerups are located close to an intersection, so a jump-and-turn maneuver can save your life.
  • The mine cart requires you to tilt left and right to choose your path at intersections and duck under obstacles. The dangerous part of the mine cart is tilting one way to pick up coins and the need to tilt the opposite direction when presented with a possible dead end. A good tip is to stop collecting coins once you see an intersection coming up.
  • When choosing abilities, start with Coin Value. The more coin you collect, the quicker you can unlock new abilities and characters, so it can be good to get to level 3 in Coin Value before buying other abilities.
  • Don't forget about special powerups. Each character gets their own powerup they can use, and once unlocked, you can switch them between characters. The first powerup is shield, but additional ones include a coin bonus, a boost and a score bonus.
  • Pay attention to objectives. A nice new feature of the game are objectives, which will give your character a goal and help you level up. With more levels comes better multipliers, which ultimately lead to better scores. So pay attention to your objectives. Some of them are as easy as using a green gem to resurrect yourself.

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Temple Run 2 Characters and Powerups

You start Temple Run 2 with Guy Dangerous and can unlock additional characters in the upgrades menu. One key difference between the original and Temple Run 2 is that characters get a special powerup, which makes unlocking them more important. Once unlocked, this powerup can be used with any character, so you aren't locked into using Guy Dangerous if you want to use the Shield powerup.

  • Guy Dangerous. Special Power: Shield, which helps protect from obstacles.
  • Scarlett Fox. Special Power: Boost, which boosts you forward.
  • Barry Bones. Special Power: Coin Bonus, an instant 50 coin bonus.
  • Karma Lee. Special Power: Score Bonus, an instant 500 point bonus.

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