Version Reviewed: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Mr Jump is a tough game. At first, it won’t seem that way. The first level is tricky but nothing that anyone should struggle on too badly. You’d be forgiven for thinking that 12 stages of this isn’t a lot. It’s the second level that makes you realize that you’ll do well to see the end of this game.
The idea is as simple as the name. Mr Jump has to jump from platform to platform, in order to progress to the next stage. He automatically runs with your taps dictating when he jumps and how high. It can’t really get much simpler than this. That doesn’t mean it’s easy though, not by a long shot.
Speedy reactions are vital here with mostly everything harming Mr Jump. Even bouncing off a wall will cause him to fail the stage. He’s that sensitive. The first level simply offers you one form of jump, while the second stage introduces a way in which to form a double jump. That explains the difficulty increase along the way.
You’ll die frequently as you go along, but the restart button is quick, giving you an indication of how far you’ve got in a stage, and urging you to go that bit further next time. And you will, you’ll keep chipping away at the stage, keen to get further and come across something even harder along the way.
Will you manage to complete Mr Jump? If you’re determined and a little bit lucky then maybe. You might just enjoy what you see and give it a rest there, though. If you’re so inclined, you can unlock the next stage for $0.99, which feels a little like cheating but the kind of cheating that we can all justify along the way. Ultimately, such frustration can be really fun and Mr Jump is a prime example of just that.