Video Game: Subway Surfers

Most of the game actually takes place above ground. Though there is a gratuitous amount of train surfing nonetheless. note 

Subway Surfersnote  is a game made by Kiloo & SYBO Games for the iOS and Android, released in 2012. In it, you play a young delinquent caught vandalizing, and you must evade the Inspector and his dog using Le Parkour as they chase you through the train tracks of your city. In 2013 the game was update to go on World Tour, traveling to various world locations.

Tropes applying to the game include:

  • Action Girl: The female protagonists are just as good at evading obstacles as the male ones.
    • Noon Deserves special mention as she is a Thai Kickboxer.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Though what actually occurs in the game is generic train surfing (since there are no below-ground trains in the game), the name "Subway Surfers" just rolls off the tongue better than "Train Surfers".
  • Ambiguous Gender: Yutani.
  • Amusing Injuries: If the teens get hit by moving trains they're bounced back to the screen.
  • Badass Adorable: The way the characters are modeled make them look like this.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Many of the girls.
  • Beach Episode: The World Tour in Rio De Janeiro and Miami.
  • Big Applesauce: Visited New York in the first World Tour Edition.
  • Canada, Eh?: Came to Vancouver in May 2014.
  • Christmas Episode: The Holiday and London Update.
  • Death Is Cheap: Since the introduction of Keys.
  • The Dev Team Thinks of Everything: If you slip up so that the Inspector is right on your heels, and then get hit by a train so that you get bounced back to the screen, the Inspector and his dog will also get hit and fly backwards as well.
  • Difficulty By Acceleration
  • Double Jump: With the Super Sneakers. Up to Eleven with the Power Jumper. A literal Double Jump ability can be obtained during Mysterizer Mondays.
  • Endless Game
  • Excuse Plot: You're caught vandalizing. The inspector chases you. Good luck.
  • Flat Character: Everyone as this is a simple Endless Running Game and little characterization.
  • Fragile Speedster: All of the playable characters. It takes one train or two bumps into objects to end your run.
  • Halloween Episode: The Halloween and New Orleans Update.
  • Free-Range Children: Most of the characters appear are in their early teens, yet they spend most of their time at the train tracks.
  • Hover Board: Several can be purchased in the Shop. It functions as limited crash protection.
  • Land Downunder: Visited Sydney in April 2013 and returned in July-August of 2015
  • Le Parkour: Essentially what you get up to while trying to evade the Inspector, what with your fancy flips and jumps, your avoiding getting hit by trains and other obstacles, and your special equipment.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters There is 39 playable characters (Including Jake, the token characters, purchasable characters and the limited characters) that's a lot for this type of game
  • Lost Forever: Any limited character and board after the deadline. Unless they decide to return to that location.
    • The Bus Came Back: Updates returned to New York, Rome, Tokyo, New Orleans, Paris, Beijing, Seoul, Mumbai, Los Angeles and Rio. This allowed for Tony, Roberto, Harumi, Eddy, Coco, Sun, Mina, Jay, Wayne, and Carmen. to be purchased again.
  • Luck-Based Mission: Any "Collect X number of items in a single run" mission depends on the item actually showing up during the course of your game.
  • National Stereotypes: Each Limited Character is a icon of whatever is associate with a certain country. Notable examples include...
    • Carmen is a Carnival Dancer from Rio.
    • Roberto is a Scooter Boy and a fan of Soccer from Rome.
    • Coco is a Mime
    • Alex does Russian Squat Dances
    • Rex is an Elvis Impersonator from Vegas.
    • Marco is an Gondola rower from Venice.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The game takes place largely above ground rather than in a subway. The "surfing" part is this for those who have not heard of train surfing.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Zombie Jake and Zoe.
  • Palette Swap: None of the Surfers has special abilities to differentiate themselves.
    • The Surfers later gain outfits, which is essentially a palette swap.
    • The Boards mostly played this straight. However, Its averted with the ones that has abilities. Later, said boards gain abilities as well.
  • Power-Up Magnet: The magnet draws all coins towards you.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Almost all of the playable characters. Spike, Zoe and The Inspector are the only aversions.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Most of the black and Asian characters.
  • Score Multiplier: It increases the more missions sets you complete. There's also an in-game powerup that doubles your score.
  • Shown Their Work: All but the earliest World Tour editions apply their respective cities' subway train liveries to the trains in the game. The Miami edition even includes the Miami Metrorail logo. Strangely, the Los Angeles edition does not use the city's actual train liveries and instead uses a generic design.
  • Stern Chase: The Inspector will not give up chasing you, and the game ends when you slip up and he catches you.
  • Taking You with Me: If you lose by bumping into a moving train, the Inspector is thrown along with you.
  • Vague Age: All Player characters.
  • Viva Las Vegas: The location of the January 2015 update.
  • World Tour: Since the third update. The characters visit (and break the law in) several major world cities, with the background and train liveries changing to match. Limited-edition characters also pop up with each new city.