There are currently seven playable characters in Temple Run. Don’t be enticed by the fancy descriptions though – they’re all exactly the same as far as the game goes. There is no “best character”. Unlocking them gets you towards the Dynamic Duo, Fantastic Four and Sexy Six achievements, and that’s about it. Other than that, the character looks different, has a couple of different sounds, and a few different death messages.
Our tip is to save your precious coins for the more useful upgrades like the magnet before unlocking any of these.
|Character||Coins to Unlock|
|Guy Dangerous, just your average explorer||unlocked|
|Scarlett Fox, the cunning escape artist||10,000|
|Barry Bones, a city cop with an attitude||10,000|
|Karma Lee, the fastest legs in the Far East||25,000|
|Montana Smith, the second greatest explorer ever||25,000|
|Francisco Montoya, the conquistador||25,000|
|Zack Wonder, football star||25,000|
We note that Guy Dangerous has more than a passing resemblance to Nathan Drake from Uncharted 2 and that Montana Smith looks quite familiar too…