Wednesday, December 08, 2010
City Jump for Droid
2 out of 5
This arcade jumper will have you leaping from wall to wall, taking out the bad guys, avoiding obstacles, and generally heading vertically up some seriously tall buildings.
Contains copious amounts of advertising to support the free app. Be sure to click any blue X’s you see to clear away ads hiding important buttons that allow you to replay a level. Ugh.
Forget real physics, this is a joyride up the sides of skyscrapers!
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Monkey Jump 2
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Van Halen said it best: “I [have an Android phone and the City Jump app installed so I] might as well jump. Jump!” This arcade jumper will have you leaping from wall to wall, taking out the bad guys, avoiding obstacles, and generally heading vertically up some seriously tall buildings.
The game play is as simple as it sounds. We scroll the side of two buildings, controlling a superhero (Mr. Jump?) as he runs straight up. Tap the screen to jump to the other side; time your jumps properly to hit baddies from below and knock them off. Time them poorly, and the level is done.
And that’s where things get interesting. As in a big honkin’ ad gets right in your face. Staring at it, clicking around it, generally trying to get around it can be a challenge. Unless, of course, you know to click the uber-small blue box with the X in it. Then wa-la, it’s back to your duties as a vertical climbing superhero.
Taking out three bad guys in a row grants you a one-hit shield. Use it wisely, Mr. Jump! Overall, this is a pretty basic, throwaway title. Give it a try; for free, it really can’t hurt. Much.