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Subway Surfers Walkthrough and Guide

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A Guide to Power-Ups

Power-ups can be picked up during play, and may have a profound impact on your success in any particular run.

There are two main types or power-up: Single Use and Upgradable. Single-Use are ones that are activated either by you, or are activated in the background automatically. Upgradable power-ups are the ones that you collect while on a run. These can be upgraded in the Shop to make them more effective. You can also purchase Coin multipliers using real money.

See below for more information on the power-ups available in Subway Surfers:



This is by far the most useful power-up, as it effectively saves you from death. You will earn plenty of these in your travels, but it's worth buying them every now and then as they come in handy for completing certain missions.

To activate the Hoverboard, double tap the screen. You will then be on a hovering skateboard, and, should you hit an obstacle, you will simply lose the Hoverboard and go back to running.

Cost: 300 Coins

Mystery Box

The Mystery Boxes can be purchased in the Shop and collected in game. They are chiefly the way that you find the parts required to unlock new characters, as well as other goodies. Currently the prizes on offer in the Mystery Boxes are as shown in the image below. Notice how there are tiers of rarity.

Cost: Free on a run, or 500 Coins in the shop.

These are the items you can get in each Mystery Box

Score Booster

This increases your Multiplier by 5 for a single run. It is an expensive power-up, but if you have lots of Hoverboards saved up and are planning that epic, high score-beating run, then equipping the Score Booster is a great idea.Cost: 3,000 Coins

Mega Headstart

The Mega Headstart allows you to skip ahead by 1,000 meters on a run. It is useful for completing various missions, as well as for giving you a breather and a healthy-dose of points at the start of a run. Once you purchase it, Headstarts appear in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and you simply tap them to activate.

Cost: 2,000 Coins

Skip Mission

You will have as many of these available to purchase as missions you have oustanding. They simply allow you to move on past one mission and proceed to the next, if there's one that you think is going to take you hours of work to achieve.

Cost: 1,800 Coins

The Hoverboard is vital for getting high scores


As mentioned above, the power-ups below can be found dotted around the subway on each run. You can increase the length of time that each one lasts by upgrading them in the Store.


This is a really fun power-up whereby your character uses their spray cans as a jetpack. They ascend above the tracks and can avoid all obstacles, essentially skipping ahead while still earning points. In the Shop you can upgrade the Jetpack, for a few which increases from 500 Coins upwards depending on what level your Jetpack is already. The upgrades increase how long the Jetpack power-up lasts for.

Super Sneakers

These allow your character to jump far higher than normal, as if they have springs on their shoes. By upgrading them in the Shop you can increase the length of time that they last for. The Super Sneakers are generally useful for bypassing trains - you can jump right over them if you time it right, and allowing you to spend most of your time in the air - where it is safest to be.

Coin Magnet

This is a great power-up which draws in Coins from the lanes around you. The good thing about this is it saves you from having to change lanes, meaning you can focus on avoiding obstacles rather than collecting Coins. As with most of the other upgrades, you can increase the duration of the Coin Magnet in the Shop.

2x Multiplier

The 2x Multiplier is great for getting some massive scores. Once you pick it up, every Coin you collect will be doubled for as long as the power-up is in effect. This is why it's a good idea to upgrade your 2x Multiplier in the Store - to make it last longer.

The Coin Magnet is a good way to maximize the Coins available on any section of a run

UPDATE: Power Jumper

The Power Jumper allows you to jump even higher than you were previously able to using the Super Sneakers and collect any Coins that might otherwise have been out of reach. This can also allow you to access routes on rooftops and on top of trains more easily.

Some rooftops are only accessible with the Power Jumper. It is very similar to the Super Sneakers but can only be used for one jump. It is often positioned near to a roof or tunnel that contains Coins on top, allowing access. However, you must be careful when using it as you can find yourself on top of a building when you would rather be below it collecting all the Coins.

It also takes a lot of getting used to in terms of the landing, so use it wisely. You are not able to upgrade the Power Jumper. The Power Jumper was introduced with the Beijing edition of Subway Surfers: World Tour.


Premium power-ups are those which you can only attain by paying real money for them. Surprisingly, there is only one of these in Subway Surfers.

Double Coins

This does exactly what it says. For a modest fee, you can double all of your Coin pickups. This gives you a real advantage against other players, meaning you can upgrade all of your other power-ups fare more easily. The question is, are you willing to spend real cash on it, as opposed to the imaginary Coins of Subway Surfers?

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24 comments, latest first.
How do you get the '✖️7 and 9 score multiplyer

Added 7th Jul 2015, ID #581329

I don't know if there's one or not, but for your regular one you need to do Missions.

Added 18th Aug 2015, ID #599600

Ik heb een coin magnet gekocht maar ik weet niet hoe je hem moet activeren!

Added 7th Jun 2015, ID #566972

How do you use the items you bough in the store while playing

Added 18th Jan 2015, ID #503627

If I but the double the coins from Play long do I get double coins??...

Added 18th Jan 2015, ID #503466

You'll have it forever, even if you upgrade your games via playstore

Added 11th May 2015, ID #555119

You are like a dog it will in PC not in android just like a fool

Added 7th Jan 2015, ID #497524

Help me please

Added 26th Dec 2014, ID #490530

are you are a mad you are donkey i need in pc not in android

Added 19th Dec 2014, ID #486625

Valen benavides[spoiler][/spoiler]

Added 9th Dec 2014, ID #482520

It did not answer my question

Added 29th Nov 2014, ID #478201


Added 28th Nov 2014, ID #477374

I had this game on my iphone and I had all the power ups to the highest score but I erased the game cuz I didn't have enough memory and I downloaded it to my iPod instead. the high score was still there but all my power ups got restarted. anything I can do ?

Added 27th Jun 2014, ID #407301

I purchased several packages of 2x multiplier but it didn't add after the first increase - now screen says 4x but should say 6 or 8x! Why?

Added 25th Apr 2014, ID #378636

It says get four active power ups at same time how to do it help

Added 10th Apr 2014, ID #373286

In order to complete those impossible missions you must have full power on your upgrades

Added 4th Apr 2014, ID #371297

In the game there is one mission which I don't know how to complete it is activate 3 power ups at the same time please help thanks

Added 24th Jan 2014, ID #347431

In the game there is one mission which I don't know how to complete it is activate 3 power ups at the same time please help thanks

Added 22nd Jan 2014, ID #346692

You need to correct your statement about the 2X multiplier ... it increases the score, not the amount of coins. Please correct.

Added 15th Dec 2013, ID #329515

How many seconds does it increase every power up by when upgraded?

Added 11th Nov 2013, ID #319026

Score booster

Added 30th Oct 2013, ID #317043

you cant power up coin magnet by doing something on the screen, it is an automatic thing. Once you get one on the run, it will simply last longer. Thats the purpose of buying the coin magnet. Infact you have bought some more time for the coin magnet to be effective once you are lucky enough to get it on the run..

Added 20th Jun 2013, ID #291568

How do you use your power up coin magnet i bought 3 but idk how to activate it during the game

Added 13th Jun 2013, ID #290051

2x multiplier doubles your points, not coins. Please correct your sentence.

Added 9th Jun 2013, ID #288900

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