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The Best Side Scrolling Endless Runners

2D side scrolling endless runners come in multiple varieties. The main offerings are geared more towards the ground whether you're running across rooftops, riding slopes or waves, or simply running along the street. The main idea is that you're moving from left to right for as long as you can.

Monster Dash
Ski Safari: Adventure Time - Stunt Skiing Endless Runner with Finn and BMO
Ookujira - Giant Whale Rampage
Pilot Winds

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Get Moving
Alto's Adventure

Alto's Adventure

Snowman

Alto's Adventure is a beautiful endless runner that is as tranquil as it is challenging

Alto's Adventure is an endless runner where you must help recover the llamas that have escaped. Along the way, you will hit the slopes, race the elders, grind on wires, perform sick tricks, and fly through the sky as you set out on a journey of recovering llamas and discovering who you are.

Challenging runs
Vikings: an Archer's Journey

Vikings

Pinpin Team

Master the Bow and Arrow in Vikings: an Archer’s Journey

Vikings: an Archer's Journey is a challenging endless runner that combines precise shooting mechanics to test your archery-in-motion skills.

Fly With Tiny Wings
Tiny Wings

Tiny Wings

Andreas Illiger

Take to the skies in this beautifully-crafted physics game.

Tap to dive and release your finger from the screen to soar into the sky. Tiny Wings is a great example of how smart physics can create super-simple (but nevertheless hugely entertaining) gameplay.

Also Good

Apps with average score

Ride in style
Run-A-Whale

Outrageously Ride the Shining Sea in Run-A-Whale

Run-A-Whale

Run-A-Whale

Guillaume Loquin

Run-A-Whale is an infinite swimmer where you're a pirate who hitches a ride across the ocean on a whale, of all animals. Ride the waves in style in this beautiful game!

Skyline Skaters
Skyline Skaters
Skyline Skaters

Skyline Skaters

Tactile Entertainment

#1 in the App Store Games category of more than 60 countries!

"It's an endless skater with simple controls, a real sense of progression, and a lot of personality." - CultofMac.com

"A highly enjoyable Endless Runner...it's certainly a heck of a lot of fun to play." - 148Apps.com

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Skate across the rooftops of...

Watch out!
Go Surf - The Endless Wave Runner

An infinite surfing game.

Go Surf - The Endless Wave Runner

Go Surf - The Endless Wave Runner

Diverso Games

Go Surf is an infinite surfing game where you get to control a surfer who is riding one of the sickest waves there is. Manuever him safely across obstacles, gather coins and use power-up sequences to perform awesome tricks. How long can you last?

Shifting Environments
Canabalt

Race endlessly across rooftops.

Canabalt

Canabalt

Last Chance Media, LLC

Canabalt is a classic endless runner where you will race across rooftops and avoid obstacles. With a single button control, eight game mode options, and different runners to choose from, you can run for a high score or just for survival.

Ookujira - Giant Whale Rampage
Ookujira - Giant Whale Rampage
Ookujira - Giant Whale Rampage

Ookujira - Giant Whale Rampage

Juha Ikonen

Earth is under attack! Evil alien robots from outer space are invading the cities. Human technology is inadequate to oppose the machine onslaught and only you can help.

You are Ookujira - an ancient giant whale with super powers!

Pretty awesome!

* Featured by Apple in Best New Games!
* "Ookujira is completely charming." - Cult...

RAD Boarding
RAD Boarding
RAD Boarding

RAD Boarding

Noodlecake Studios Inc

RAD Boarding is an apocalyptic snowboarding game jam-packed with 90's flair! Perform gnarly tricks and fight crazy boss battles as you race against the end of the world. With epic visuals and tons of items to collect, RAD Boarding lets you ride out the Apocalypse in style!

On top of stunning...

Destructible Environments
Aliens Drive Me Crazy

Show those aliens what you've got.

Aliens Drive Me Crazy

Aliens Drive Me Crazy

Cezary Rajkowski

Go on a rampage and level up the carnage as you battle aliens disguised as thieves. Run over them with your car and shoot them with your weapons. Your ultimate goal? Blast your way through the city to reach the aliens' base.

Joan Mad Run
Joan Mad Run
Joan Mad Run

Joan Mad Run

Happymagenta UAB

Joan Mad Run is a gory endless run’n’gun, that takes your enemies straight into the underworld. Run through the infinite chords of well-armed guards and eerie bosses. Train your dexterity to avoid dangerous traps and deadly shots. Unlock unique weapons and cut, explode, burn, freeze, melt, incinerate, squeeze and send...

Race
Pixel Boat Rush
Pixel Boat Rush

Pixel Boat Rush

XperimentalZ Games

Pixel Boat Rush is a frantic boat combat racing game! An easy to learn, hard to master, fun arcade racing game with loads of content! Featured by Apple countless times!

The gameplay mixes a one-touch racing mechanic with 2 weapon/defensive buttons. The progression features an in-depth career mode with RPG-like humoristic...

Ninja Go Endless Runner
Ninja Go Endless Runner
Ninja Go Endless Runner

Ninja Go Endless Runner

9th Impact

Ninja Go Endless Runner is a fast paced action adventure runner which will test all your Ninja skills to the limit.

+ Beautiful 9th Impact graphics.
+ Original soundtrack by Keita Takanashi.

+ Run, leap, slash and somersault your way through treacherous terrain.
+ Battle the killer wasps of Yamanakako and many more enemies.

+...

Lastronaut
Lastronaut
Lastronaut

Lastronaut

Darrin Henein

Best of March 2015, iTunes International Editor's Choice
- Apple

"One of the 5 best iPhone games in March 2015"
- TIME

"Lastronaut is a totally free, totally addictive endless running game for iPhone. Lastronaut may be the best currently available endless runner for those looking for value."
- TechCrunch

"The graphics in...

Pick up and play
Woody: Endless Summer

Grab your wakeboard, put on your suit, and get ready to score big.

Woody: Endless Summer

Woody: Endless Summer

Nokia Institute of Technology

In Woody: Endless Summer, just tap to jump and double-tap to jump higher to collect coins and avoid obstacles. Then, dive underwater with a spin for more points and to avoid other obstacles. Race to the checkpoints, redeem coins for power-ups, and climb the leaderboard.

Zombie Extreme - The Ultimate Endless Runner
Zombie Extreme - The Ultimate Endless Runner
Zombie Extreme - The Ultimate Endless Runner

Zombie Extreme - The Ultimate Endless Runner

Infinite Empire, LLC

Zombie Extreme is the most exhilarating zombie game on the app store! This endless runner tests your reflexes to the limit as you navigate through graveyards, creepy forests, Frankenstein's Lab and more! How far will you run?

WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING:

“WOW, what a game! A zombie classic!”

“Seriously addicted to this...

Jupiter Jump
Jupiter Jump
Jupiter Jump

Jupiter Jump

Noodlecake Studios Inc

Dash and dodge mines in this action packed game from Noodlecake Games!

Jupiter Jump is an action-arcade game, where you tap the screen to maneuver your astronaut through mines, portals, and gates!

Easy to pick up and play! Play against your friends through Game Center.

Pilot Winds
Pilot Winds
Pilot Winds

Pilot Winds

Two Lives Left

FAST PACED TOUCH TO FALL GAMEPLAY
Touch to fall. Fall for speed. Fly for score!

REASONS PILOT WINDS IS AWESOME
• You can play for free
• Fast and skilful gameplay
• Compete with your friends' highscores: for free
• Tons of game modes and a secret character to unlock...

Skatelander - Endless Arcade Skateboarding
Skatelander - Endless Arcade Skateboarding
Skatelander - Endless Arcade Skateboarding

Skatelander - Endless Arcade Skateboarding

SPIL GAMES

Hey skate punk, ever wish you never had to leave your board? Forget the half-pipe: in Skatelander the whole world is your stunt arena. And like the real world, there are no boundaries, no limits or end to your gameplay—the game will keep going as long as you do!

Dodge obstacles...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Endless Surf

Endless Surf

Lemur Software

Top 100 Paid Apps US and App Stores 'Best New Games'! Thanks for the support!

The sequel to the worlds first iPhone surfing game, Bobble Surfer, is here! Featuring amazing new wave physics, super easy controls and some of the most fluid water based action you've ever seen!

Chill out in the Free Surf mode, or challenge your friends for the best scores and longest rides. Take on massive stormys, escape huge barrels and keep an eye out for sharks.

Test yourself against a ranking system that will pit you against stacks of unique challenges, and customise the gear you unlock along the way.

Easy to learn, hard to master and a whole lot of fun!

* Features guy and girl surfers.
* Choose from different boards with hundreds of colour and pattern combinations.
* GameCenter integration so you can challenge your friends and keep track of who spent the most time in the green room…
* Master manoeuvres such as floaters, aerials and barrels.
* Surf different breaks in different game modes.

Please note that the game is best played on an iPhone4S or above.

3D Robot Ico Run and Jump - Endless Runner Game Adventure

3D Robot Ico Run and Jump - Endless Runner Game Adventure

Webelinx DOO

***Never-ending robot run n jump adventure that will leave you on the edge of your seat while you slide and dash through super exciting futuristic worlds!***

**Get your fingers ready for the most sensational running and jumping adventure ever! Ico is eager to rush and dash through the futuristic world and save the Earth from the harm inflicted by pesky alien creatures. Are you ready to help him dodge obstacles and secure freedom for the people of the Earth in his super exciting galaxy adventure and never-ending mega run?

**Download Robot Ico: Robot Run and Jump, one of the most thrilling running and jumping games free and prove you're the ultimate robo runner who will wipe all menacing enemies off the face of the Earth!

**Lightning fast swipe acrobatics!
**Simple and intuitive controls, intense gameplay!
**Swipe up to jump and dodge the obstacles!
**Swipe twice for double jump and even more action!
**Swipe down to slide under obstacles!
**Most stunning level design ever seen in platform games!
**Run, jump, slide, rush, and dash through tons of obstacles in this crazy free running and jumping game!
**Robo Run - collect gems on your galactic adventure!
**A super fun run side-scroller game for kids and adults!
**Log in with Facebook to share your hi-score and challenge your friends to play one of the best tiny “robot games” free!
**Rush into the never-ending crazy run adventure!

***ENJOY THE MIND BLOWING ROBOT RUNNING QUEST IN ONE OF THE COOLEST DASH GAMES FREE***

**You're bored with the old gran, zombie, sonic, panda and other runners on their temple races? It's time for innovation! Experience the best visual and sound effects and take part in the most fun and addicting joyride on the “tiny robots” planet. Rush for your life, dodge sentinels and other random obstacles, collect coins and fulfill various missions as you dash through an endless number of levels in one of the best side-scrolling platform games of today - Robot Ico: Robot Run and Jump free.

***Awesome 3D side scrolling robot runner game that will keep you busy for hours!***

**Classic arcade “run and jump” games were extremely popular in the 90s, and now they are making a huge comeback. If you love to play parkour games and jumping and "running games", this endless mega dash will become your favorite of all action arcade and "adventure games" for kids! We guarantee you that this awesome 3D side scrolling robot defense game will give you an unforgettable running frenzy in the parkour city!

**Go on a free run, and help our robo runner blast his enemies in this super run and jump classic arcade game for children. Start racing towards the dark Temple and show what a jumper you are. Blast the sentinels and escape evil enemies in the best rpg robot running game!

**This new addicting 3d runner differentiates itself in many ways from the pack of free running games for boys available on the market. Robot Ico: Robot Run and Jump oozes fun and excitement, and everything is controlled by a single tap on your phone screen. If you enjoy entertaining robot jumping games, get your racing shoes and let's dash together in the running quest of the year! Don't run slowly like your gran – install this fun coin collecting game, get angry, jump like a ninja and sprint through incredible levels! So, let the jumping mania begin! Run robot run and experience the ultimate fun!

**If you like parkour “jumping games” and “racing games” you will find this free runner extra exciting. This rescue mission is not like ordinary adventure games or mega run games, it is the ultimate speed test and a reflex challenge! While running and collecting coins, avoiding obstacles and fighting angry enemies, make our runbot run endlessly and resist all the attacks. Running with friends has never been more interesting – compete with other players and strive to win the prize for the robot unicorn who has made the wishes of the humanity come true! The angry run begins!