I've recently purchased all the upgrades and characters in Temple Run 2. And I realized that I have no idea why do I need coins now. Can anyone tell me what's the use of these coins after purchasing all the upgrades(power ups) and characters?


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After unlocks & upgrades, there is no real use for gold (unless you need to purchase characters (which has been completed)).

I guess it's just stackable.

Edit: The Head Start is a useful one to purchase before each game.

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    Also they can be used for the Speed powerup right when you start. I've found this to be useful for completing daily challenges (like running a certain amount of distance).
    – SSH This
    Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 16:19
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    @SSHThis That is true - I completely forgot.
    – Sean
    Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 16:39
  • @EfcSeany You should add that point to your answer.
    – Sadly Not
    Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 17:43
  • @SSHThis it's a Head Start and Mega Head Start :) But doing daily(and weekly) challenges now is just... Not the same as before. Yes, I can get some coins and/or gems. But why do I need it? :p
    – Novarg
    Commented Apr 22, 2013 at 19:52
  • @Novarg I share your sentiment :) I am also at a point where I have like half a million coins and 500 gems. I still play it just for the satisfaction of achieving the challenges. But you're right they should add some more things you can unlock or buy.
    – SSH This
    Commented Apr 22, 2013 at 20:49

Coins are still worth picking up because they add to your score.

This article over at Mathematical Mischief shows how scores are calculated during a run. The formula is sort of large, but one of the components of a score is coins, which are each worth five points multiplied by your multiplier bonus.

Assuming that the calculation on points is correct (which I haven't taken the time to double check, not realistically ever will), picking up coins could be worth a lot of points over the course of a run. So while they may no longer be useful outside of each run, they can help you to keep pushing your scores higher.

  • thanks for the answer, but the link you provided describes score for temple run 1, not 2
    – Novarg
    Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 12:58
  • @Novarg Yep. I edited to include information for Temple Run 2.
    – SocioMatt
    Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 13:12

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