Vertical challenges not vertically challenged
Sonic Jump Review
by on January 13, 2013
After years of frankly crap gaming on consoles, Sonic has finally found his mojo again in mobile gaming. The problem with previous games was that they tried to mess with the formula of what makes sonic great – speed and ring collection. Change this and try add in stupid things like stories and what you have is not a Sonic game.
While Sonic Jump is a linear platformer, it is a game that is more ‘Sonic’ than anything that was previously released.
Essentially it is a high-concept clone of Doodle Jump, where you have to elevate up a level and try your best to survive the climb. As this is a Sonic game, many of the obstacles will feel familiar. For a start there are the spikes that can mess up your coin collecting and a load of robo-bugs along the way waiting to sting you to stop your progressing. Oh, and there’s a sickly sweet theme tune that is full of 16-bit charm – in short, this is the Sonic you know and love but this time he is finally going up in the world.
There are two game modes to choose from: story and arcade. Arcade just wants you to get as high as possible, but Story adds some thematic elements in to spice things up. There’s also some in-app payment nonsense but you can ignore this and still have a whole lot of fun with Sonic Jump. Even if there’s a thousand other variants of this game on the market it’s still great to see Sonic back with more than a bit of swagger.
Buy this app: Download the Sonic Jump app now
Best Android Apps |
Best Android Apps: Free | Best Android phones
RBS Six Nations Live Challenge
Take on your mates in a Six Nations (quiz) clash for the ages and win match balls from the competition...
The best of the Beeby Sound
Are we really that obsessed with virtual Polaroids?
Limited ability to save online videos
It’s Wikipedia in an easy to use format
Nothing to be seen here
Tom And Jerry
It’s all the Tom and Jerry cartoons, and it’s brilliant
Loads of effects but get ready to wait
Thumba Photo Editor
A worthwhile investment into photo editing
A clock you’ll never need