Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
App Reviewed on: iPad Air
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While Redford and his monster buddies certainly managed to impress the masses in Mega Jump, Get Set Games have released yet another slice of bouncing, boosting, and blasting in Mega Jump 2. I never had the chance to play the original, but from the looks of it the game mechanics are largely similar - thankfully stripping away none of the game’s greatest aspects.
If there ever was a game about jumping forever Mega Jump 2 would be that game. Just like the original, players take the role of a cute squishy cartoon monster and must tilt and jump their way across platforms; collecting coins, stars, boosts, power-ups, and many other items along the way. All while avoiding the dangers of incoming baddies and constantly keeping afloat.
As someone who is new to the Mega Jump series, what I loved about this game was the vibrant hues of reds, blues, greens, and yellows all set against a unique backdrop for each playthrough. Each splash of color brought the game alive in a burst of energy and the soundtrack, though limited, helped to hype the game’s fast-paced rhythm.
Unlike the previous game, Mega Jump 2 allows the potential for infinite bouncing along with a whole array of ‘adventures’ to keep the gameplay fresh and interesting. After reaching a certain goal for example, there is the potential to continue by achieving bigger and better challenges such as collecting a certain number of stars or coins or scoring a certain number of points in one game. Coins collected on each playthrough can contribute towards unlocking a whole host of the most cutest beasties, who each have their own set of unique powers, as well as the ability to use them to unlock a variety of power-ups, boosts, and upgrades to keep each playthrough more exciting than the last.
Grabbing various tokens and special items along the route also unlocks a fever mode, which is quite possibly the most fun I’ve had in an endless jumping game. Mega Jump 2 certainly doesn’t disappoint in the entertainment department, as each playthrough can be somewhat different from the previous one, and so forth. And for anyone who is proficient in the art of infinite jumping, the possibilities are limitless.
Furthermore, for those who really feel they need to go the extra mile there’s also the option to spend real dollars on digital goods. But for a game that’s otherwise completely free, Mega Jump 2 is packed full of replay value.