Mega Jump 2 Review
- The same exciting vertical-platforming action
- New powers and characters add some entertaining variety
Enemies spawning points and power system feel unfair at times
New gameplay additions seem designed to steer towards the in-game store.
Mega Jump 2 tries to build on the existing formula by adding new mechanics and free-to-play hooks. Unfortunately, all this serves to do is water down the core gameplay to something bland and, ultimately, forgettable.
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Game development is all about making tweaks. A change here, an improvement there, and pretty soon a bare-bones idea is transformed into a stunning game. Thus, having already built a solid foundation with vertical platformer Mega Jump, you'd hope that Get Set Games could perfect is monster-centric take on the genre with the sequel.
Mega Jump 2's tilt-based action is as responsive as ever, with you directing tiny hero Redford back-and-forth across the screen with subtle hand movements. Collecting items propels the little monster ever higher, while platforms offer a brief respite from the vertical climb. Smash into an enemy, however, and Redford will come crashing back to the earth.
There are a host of power-ups to collect as you soar skyward. One turns Redford into a fireball. while another acts as a magnet for attracting more items. These effects last for only a brief period, but are vital if you want to improve on your high score.
So far, so familiar. However, the simple formula of Mega Jump has been diluted by new complexities. Some items, which are almost indistinguishable from actual collectibles, will run from the ascending monster, ruining your well-laid plans for high score glory. Enemies will also appear with almost no warning, and all too frequently you will find yourself cut off by nasties and unable to proceed.
The problem is that none of the additions seem to have been added to make the game more enjoyable or legitimately challenging. Instead, these difficulties seem to have been added to drive you towards the in-app purchases.
While gems and coins can be earned slowly through play, if you want to get power-ups and new characters before your hair turns grey, you'll have to cough up some real cash. Buying characters and perks will help you to improve your score, but the option to drop coin to get them quicker renders the leaderboards next to useless.
Though still as entertaining a premise as it ever was, Mega Jump 2 struggles to live up to the original. By adding questionable new mechanics and free-to-play hooks, the dev has watered down the game's concentrated core to something slightly more bland and, ultimately, forgettable.
DescriptionThe spectacular sequel to the #1 hit Mega Jump! Bigger, better and more mega than ever before!
With over 4 million downloads and counting, hitting #1 on iPhone in 38 countries and #1 on iPad in 54 countries, Mega Jump 2 is soaring through the charts!
"The definition of a wonderfully fun and simple arcade game that perfects the addictive 'just one more go' mentality" - Gamezebo
"Possibly the most fun I’ve had in an endless jumping game. Mega Jump 2 certainly doesn’t disappoint in the entertainment department" - 148Apps
"The vibrant graphics, new endless gameplay and adventures ... make it a pleasure" - App Advice
"Get Set Games has done it again ... Mega Jump 2 is a mega-fun game" - Apps Rumours
- Activate the crazy Mega Mode!
- Hundreds of awesome Missions!
- Every character has special powers!
- Unlock secret characters!
- Grab Lucky Prizes to win awesome items!
- Brand new game engine with amazing effects!
- So much more!
Help Redford and his forest friends jump, boost and smash to the top, grabbing tons of treasure along the way! Mega Jump 2 is everything you love about the original and much, much more!
Activate the Mega Fever Mode for huge points and crazy coins! Collect monster eggs to unlock secret characters with special powers! Play hundreds of fun adventures! Boost with Mega powerups and take on brand-new bad guys! Challenge your friends and brag about your new high score!
Grab Mega Jump 2 and start a brand new jumping journey!
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