Subway Surfers was developed by Kiloo and SYBO Games for iOS and Android devices and was first released in 2012. This endless runner game features a different city every month. Subway Surfers Rio was made available to the users in February 2013. Aside from having Rio City in Brazil as the new location, a new character and three new boards were introduced. The new character is named Carmen, who is a samba dancer. One of the boards is limited edition, which is the Toucan Board. While new cities are introduced monthly, the gameplay is still the same. Also, the characters only differ in their appearance but they do not have special skills or powers.
Welcome to Brazil, Surfer Boy!
How to Play
As mentioned, the gameplay is the same like its first release. The background will only be different as it will be a subway in Rio. So if you already played the original version, you should not have any problems playing this one or any of the other updates. But for the sake of those who are new to the game, let us talk about its basic gameplay.
Like other endless runners, your goal is to stay on the game as long as you can by avoiding the obstacles that come your way. This includes the fast moving train, which would require you to act quickly or it will be the end of the game if you were hit. You can purchase single use power-ups and boards before the start of the game, which you can use to get higher points. The mega headstarter and score booster will increase your points instantly at the beginning of the game.
Double tapping on the screen will let you use one of your boards so you can move faster and avoid crashing. Collect coins while avoiding the obstacles. You can use these coins for upgrading your power-ups, as well as for purchasing boards and characters. Swipe left or right to move left or right. Swipe up to jump and swipe down to duck. There are also Subway Surfers Rio videos that you can watch online to give you a better idea on how it is played.
Challenges and Rewards
This is not your ordinary endless runner as it also comes with various missions and challenges that make it more exciting. Your goal is not just to survive as long as possible, but to complete these missions and challenges as well. You can check the missions by tapping on the mission icon. This will show you what you need to do to unlock the next missions. You will need this to increase your multiplier, which will give you higher score. Your multiplier can reach up to 30. For instance if you have a multiplier of 30 and the distance you reached is 100 meter, you score will be equivalent to 3,000.
There are also daily challenges that would earn you coins and mystery boxes. You will be given a word for the day. Collect the letters on your run to complete the challenge. Completing the challenge each day will earn you coins. If you complete the daily challenge for five consecutive days, you will get a mystery box on the fifth day that may contain great finds. Completing the challenges for the successive days will still give you mystery box. But if you failed to complete the challenge on the said days, you will start at day 1 again receiving coins for your daily challenge.
Subway Surfers Rio Cheats
There are various cheats that players use in the game. One of these Rio cheats will let you double the coins that you collected in a single run. However, do not collect mystery boxes during the run for it to work. Also, make sure to put the app in a folder. Here’s how.
- Start a run.
- Press the home button immediately once you die, which will close the application then open the folder where it is saved.
- Open the app and it should count the coins earned and double them.