Jack Lumber Review
- Inventive premise and gameplay.
- Each level adds a new type of log.
- Ultimately bland and repetitive.
It's kinda like Fruit Ninja with bullet time, oh and you're taking revenge on the trees that killed your granny. Make of that what you will.
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What's the right course of action when a rampaging forest of murderous trees crush your dear sweet granny? Vengeance of course! You are Jack Lumber, an appropriate name for your profession, and thanks to your superhuman lumberjack abilities, those trees will be shaking in their roots.
Jack Lumber plays like fruit ninja with bullet time. Chunks of wood are hurled into the air (most likely due to your indiscriminate hacking), and then once the screen is touched, time slows down, and you only have a short while to draw a line through each hunk of bark to split all the logs cleanly. Each new level adds a new log type, requiring more than one cut, or a change in direction, or doubling back over it to get everything to split. You'll gain bonus points for perfect cuts, and if you can slice everything in a straight line. At the end of each level, you have to hack around a defenseless woodland creature, who will then live in your cabin for the remainder of the adventure.
With its short levels and simple slicing mechanic, this should be a good buy for those looking to play with a few minutes to spare. Missions and a shop round out the game, and everything is held in place by the illustrative line-less color block art style. Those looking for a deeper, more substantial experience however will probably quickly grow tired of drawing lines to cleft logs in twain. Not everyone has the fortitude to commit herbicide so cavalierly on such a grand scale.
DescriptionUse the supernatural powers of Jack Lumber to massacre the forest and make Granny proud in this time-warping line-drawing log-slicing pun-filled lumberjacking mashup from Owlchemy Labs!
Jack Lumber is ‘Poplar’ With the Press!
4 out of 4, A Must Have!
"Between the excellent art style, goofy humor, and enjoyable gameplay, Jack Lumber is as lovable as its rugged hero. It's the stuff of App Store legends."
- Andrew Podolsky | Slide to Play
G4 GAME OF THE WEEK!
"...A funny (and solid!) story, hilarious power-ups, and non-intrusive IAP. Jack Lumber is an easy shoe-in for one of this year’s best iOS games."
- Ashley Esqueda | G4 'Knuckle Up'
148Apps EDITOR'S CHOICE!
"Jack Lumber is completely ridiculous and I love it. It’s easy to pick up and play, has plenty of laughs, and actually has a great number of levels to go along with it. Put on some flannel, grow out that beard, and chop some wood."
- Carter Dotson | 148Apps
"The addition of super-hard four-star scores and difficulty-upping beards keep the replay value high. Jack Lumber injects a welcome layer of depth and strategy into the casual touch-slicing genre. The title is a great combination of frantic finger action and smart combo scoring."
- Justin Davis | IGN
"Axe-identally in love; funny and addictive, and has tremendous respect for the player. Jack Lumber is quirky, stylized, and unlike anything on iOS."
- Chris Plante | The Verge
A LUMBERJACK WITH AN AXE TO GRIND
A tree killed his granny and now he is out for revenge. Meet Jack Lumber, the superhuman lumberjack who hates trees, loves animals, and hates trees. Did we say that twice? The guy really hates trees.
Hike the trails of Flapjack Forest, trudge through The Loggers Bog, and ascend Widowmaker’s Peak chopping down every pine, oak, and maple that stands between you and the tree that killed your sweet old granny.
SHOW 'EM WHO'S BOSS
With one mighty swing of his axe, Jack Lumber sends logs, syrup bottles, explosives, and forest critters flying into the air.
Use magic powers to enter LumberTime. With the logs suspended in slow motion, draw a smooth path for Jack’s axe following the grain of every treacherous log.
Poke at the adorable forest animals living rent-free in your cabin after you’ve destroyed their homes
Raid Granny’s Cupboard!
- Drink Granny’s magical syrups to enhance your powers.
- Intensify the gameplay by equipping challenging new beards
- Spruce up the old cabin with tasteful lumber-decor!
- Turn the forest into sawdust with the finesse and grace that only a burly lumberjack can possess. But be careful not to harm your furry friends.
Every level requires timing, skill, logic, and flannel to solve. (Flannel wear not actually required) Unlockable missions, player driven challenges, and inventive power-up combos make it exciting to play this game again and again.
- Universal support
- GameCenter Leaderboards and Achievements
- Optimized for retina displays on the New iPad, iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5
- Social features (seamless Twitter/Facebook integration)
We hope you enjoy SEGA Alliance’s debut game, courtesy of the scientists at Owlchemy Labs!
Fight the forest and MAKE GRANNY PROUD!
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What's New in Version 1.3Yule love the newest update to Jack Lumber! We know that you have been pining for more puns, why would you be sycamore? Intreeged? Chop into the latest update from Jack Lumber, brimming with 15% more puns than ever before! Plus, decorate your cabin critters with festive wintertime holiday hats.
Keep up to date with all of the axe-tion from your friendly neighborhood scientists at OwlchemyLabs.com and @OwlchemyLabs.