Version Reviewed: 1.1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Airheads Jump is the kind of game that's easy to dive into every once in a while. It's a little shallow for extended sessions, but as something that's easily picked up it's fine for those five minute bursts of gaming that we all find ourselves doing at some point.
In the vein of games like Doodle Jump, Airheads Jump is a tilt-based title where you focus on reaching the top. It's not an endless game but it's got 100 levels in all, each with their own objectives, meaning there's a fair amount of content even if that content is pretty samey.
Tilting around to jump from platform to platform is pretty simple to do, with each stage being quite brief to complete. At times you'll need to double-jump to reach somewhere but that's just a matter of tapping on screen to unleash the extra bounce. Objectives are typically focused around reaching a certain height, collecting a particular number of coins, or hitting a number of angry Tikis.
It's simple stuff but the slight shift in objective keeps Airheads Jump feeling more interesting than it would otherwise. After certain points in the game you have a kind of boss level with the need to collect keys before reaching a treasure chest. New Airheads are unlocked this way and it's possible to upgrade each individually for the sake of small bonuses. The in-app purchases aren't intrusive and there's no energy meter restricting how much you play, so Airheads Jump keeps it simple yet true.
Airheads Jump isn't a game you're going to remember for a long time - heck, you'll probably have forgotten about it within a week or two - but that doesn't stop it from being quite fun for the time that you are playing it.