Moving Left and Right
Movement is basic in Subway Surfers and takes place primarily through swiping the screen. Occasionally you will be required to tap, but not to avoid obstacles. The camera is centered behind your character, so you swipe left to move to the left and right to move to the right.
As well as having to dodge between the lanes, Subway Surfers also features vertical gameplay. This means that you will have to jump over obstacles and onto new paths above your head. To do this, simply swipe up on your screen.
There are just a few basic moves, making Subway Surfers a breeze to pick up and play
The opposite of jumping. If you come across and obstacle that is too low for your character to fit under while running, then swipe downwards on the screen. This will cause them to roll under the object.
Bear in mind that there are some obstacles which give you a choice of jumping over or rolling under them. In these cases the game is trying to make you doubt yourself and change your mind at the last minute. You should make a decision on which path you are going to take and stick with it to avoid any nasty accidents in these situations!
The most advanced move in Subway Surfers is the diagonal jump. You cannot move diagonally while on the ground - only straight to the right or straight to the left. However, when you are in middair, after jumping, you are able to change lanes without having to touch the ground. To be clear, you should swipe up to jump, then, while in the air, swipe left or right to adjust your position before landing.
This is a crucial move in the game which you should endeavor to learn before really aiming for the more advanced challenges and unlockables.
The diagonal jump means it is always safest to stay on top of trains. This is because you can jump off it and adjust your positioning in mid-air. When you are on the ground, this simply isn't possible.