Jungly Jump

October 11, 2010

Jungly Jump is the newest game from iOS app specialist MEDL Mobile. It features two lovable characters, Squaty and Spiky, that are out to get a bite to eat. And they need your help. A simple-yet-challenging strategy game, Jungly Jump will test your creativity and keep you longing for just one more level.

The game is dead simple. Launch Spiky off the teeter-totter by telling Squaty, who climbs up and down the tree above, where and how high to jump from. Spiky’s trajectory is controlled by tapping the screen to aim. Each level has a target number of fruit to collect and a certain number of attempts in which to collect the fruit. Early levels have different patterns of fruit suspended in the air, but as you progress through the hundred-plus levels you’ll run into booby traps like fruit-rotting worms and even some power-ups to make the level easier.

Jungly Jump has a slight learning curve as you become familiar with the in-game physics. It has a ton of depth with the number of levels included and I really wanted to keep playing, but as the game progressed I grew tired of the aim, wait, and jump formula. Its cartoony graphics were fine, but Squaty reminded me an awful lot of Sid the Sloth from the Ice Age movies.

All of that aside, Jungly Jump is a decent strategy game if you are looking for something to play here and there. I genuinely had fun with it, but I just got bored on long playing sessions and found myself switching to other games after 10 or so minutes. It’s priced low at $1.99 so it’s a solid title to have at your disposal, but I wouldn’t say it’s one of my favorites.

Score: 4/5

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