Make Use of Hoverboards
The hoverboard is your best friend in Subway Surfers. It makes it better for you to jump and collect coins. But the main benefit it gives you is to provide you with a free life. If you hit an obstacle while you’re on a hoverboard, you won’t lose, but you will lose the hoverboard, however, so still try to avoid hitting obstacles while on one.
If you feel like you’re about to hit something, activate a hoverboard before getting too close. If you have a good run, it’s better to expend a hoverboard and gain tons of more coins and points than dying. If you’ve just started, you shouldn’t waste a hoverboard.
To Key or Not to Key?
You can use your gained keys to revive after hitting an obstacle. Be aware that each time you revive in a single round doubles the cost. (1 key, two keys, four keys, eight keys, etc.). You may think you have a lot of keys, but they run out fast!
I would recommend keeping all your keys until you’re ready to start going for a high score. You’re not likely to get far until you’ve reached your full potential, which brings us to the final point:
Reach Max Potential Before Going for the High Score
There’s no point in aiming for the leaderboard until you’ve got every upgrade unlocked. It would be best if you also unlocked every achievement to get the x30 points bonuses. If you don’t have these things, it is next to impossible to reach the leaderboard.
This is also why we recommend you don’t spend your keys early on. Once you’ve got a good handle on the game, you can spend your keys on a round where you get much further than you usually do.