Sep 7, 2012
What goes up must have jumped. Isn’t that how the saying goes? Regardless of how the saying really goes, this week is all about games where the main action is to jump. Sure, fighting games are cool and games with puzzles keep the brain fresh, but games with a lot of jumping pose quite the challenge for some reason.
Think back to games like Mega Man and Super Mario Bros. Both involved a lot of jumping. At the time, they were both pretty difficult for a lot of people. Don’t let the simplicity of a jumping game make the game seem like it will be easy. Most of these jumping games for Android take quite a bit or timing and hand eye coordination. Warm up those leg muscles and let’s get to the games.
A while back we talked about games based on stick figures, Miss Jump is a similar game to those in that post. The screen scrolls to the side and increases in speed as the levels progress. The object is to jump, duck and slide past objects. “Deceptively difficult!” says the New York Times (if they would have reviewed it).
Picture being a little worm and needing to get to the top of what seems to be the tallest tree EVER! Using the jumping skills only a cartoony worm can have, the object is to jump from green leafy ledge to the next collecting different berries along the way. Every now and again with certain power ups, the worm with crazy jumping skills will shoot up through the leaves like a rocket. Be prepared for the warp speed.
Imagine if Pac Man had legs. Okay, not think of the damage he could do if he would jump around when he was chasing those ghosts. Yeah, he would be kind of unstoppable if he could get away from moving in that preset grid. This is just such a game.
Jumping Monkey 2
Monkeys are entertaining. That being said, this game has a monkey jumping around in it so the game must be good. Using the motion sensing parts of the phone to control the jumping monkey is a great way to fling the phone across the room when playing so be careful not to get too excited playing.
Um… it’s a ninja game, ’nuff said. Ninjas have these mystical powers to defy gravity among other skills. Using the Spiderman-like building climbing ability, the little ninja will need to jump from one building to another to avoid the balconies and other obstacles. Power ups are gained by touching 3 of the same item such as a birb or throwing star. The power ups will help to make the climb easier.