The Maze Runner
This adaptation of the Hollywood blockbuster is decent, if hackneyed.
Hollywood has always had a knack for taking popular works of literature and turning them into motion pictures. The gaming industry, not to be outdone, has always tried to piggyback off these films with companion games to varying degrees of success. That said, The Maze Runner is based off the book and movie of the same title.
The Maze Runner, as the name implies, is about people who run through mazes and that is exactly what you'll do in the game. Maze Runner is a running game based on a level system as opposed to an endless runner. In each level you gather up pieces of a puzzle, trying to discover why you are stuck in this community surrounded by mazes, which is the main plot line of the book. The level system gives you an actual goal for completion, as opposed to an endless system where you're only after the high score.
In the maze, you collect coins and jewels. These are used to buy characters and power ups for your maze run. The characters have different stats and different powers as well, like faster running or longer coin magnet duration.
The Maze Runner, at its core, feels like a Temple Run clone. The game controls and looks very similar to Temple Run, so if you've had your fill of that, Maze Runner will not be a game for you. It doesn't add anything new to the runner genre, and after a while, you will feel like you have been there and done that, as the game can be a little repetitive.
The game also has a lot of add-ons to pay for. There's a coin system used to buy new characters. The problem is that most characters cost a lot of coins or real money, and it would take a lot of maze runs to get all of those coins, so the only way you will get most of the characters is to purchase coins. Power-ups also cost money to obtain at the start of your runs.
Maze Runner is a fun game, but it feels like a Temple Run clone. The gameplay itself is cool for anyone who has never played this type of game, but for Temple Run pros its more of the same.