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Hints and Tips

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Clearly, the main goal of subway surfers is to stay alive as long as possible. As such, any hints and tips to do well at the game, without resorting to cheating or hacks, focus on this area.

Below are a few simple pointers on how to stay alive long enough in subway surfers to rack up some big scores and challenge your friends.

Use the Hoverboard

You will naturally collect a fair few Hoverboards on your runs in Subway Surfers. If you find yourself doing particularly well on a run, you should use as many of these as necessary to prolong your survival. Personally, I found it something of a distraction to have to double-tap the screen every time, not to mention the fact that you may not pay so much attention knowing that you can survive a hit.

Upgrade Your Power-Ups

The power-ups in Subway Surfers are a great gift when they come along. My personal favorite is the Jetpack, as it takes you up above the arena at great speed, is really fun to use, and means you can't get hit by any obstacles. Also, you earn points the whole time that you're using it, so extending the amount of time that it lasts is a great idea.

The Jetpack is extremely fun
The Jetpack is extremely fun

Stay Up High

The safest place to be in Subway Surfers is on top of the trains. This means that you can jump off the top of the train and move in the air - effectively making a diagonal movement. If you try this on the ground, you just move left or right - there are also far more obstacles to avoid on the ground. Stay up high and you should find you have an easier run.

Coins Are Not Essential

Of course it's great to have loads of Coins so that you can unlock the extra characters and boards in Subway Surfers, and upgrade your power-ups. However, it is not worth risking your life for a few measly Coins, so if you are on a great run, try to preserve it just by staying up high and out of harms way rather than making risky maneuvers for Coins.

Learn the Advanced Moves

There are some moves in Subway Surfers that a lot of players don't realize. You can jump, then go left or right in midair, for one thing. You can also cut a jump short by swiping downwards in mid-jump. This is a good way to complete the jump missions, as well as correcting a mistake you may have made to avoid obstacles.

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Mar 15th 2019 The_Meme
Guest #581552, no offense, you make me want to swear. Unless you want random people on the web to get mad at you, please stop bragging.(look it up in the dictionary)
ID #771617
Sep 18th 2015 Guest
ok thanks
ID #609256
Jul 8th 2015 Guest
you guys are suckers. I even know how to get the jackpot, all the charecters, to get 10783 coin in a run and unlock all skateboards. i am the best, i get the 1st gold in each city i play in.
ID #581552
Dec 12th 2015 Guest
show off. stop lying and cheating.
ID #632784
Aug 18th 2015 Guest
Sheesh, don't be rude.
ID #599601
Dec 21st 2014 Guest
ID #487995
Oct 21st 2014 Guest
You can hit jackpot I have a few times not the big one though,just save some coins for upgrades and to buy the boxes to.You can hit 1000000 eaiser seems like though.Fun game this is the first time I've ever looked at cheats and not worth it
ID #461412
Sep 7th 2014 Guest
Added 31st aug 2013 ld #305792
ID #445380
Jul 7th 2014 Guest
hey guys i know a very good idea if you need more coins in the mystery box first buy a mystery box and click it suddenly if you done late it will come like 1xtricky hat or 1xyautinis or 1xspikes giutar
ID #413990
Apr 30th 2013 Guest
waste of time

ID #279033
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