[App Review] Jump O'Clock

Aug 22, 2010 by

Jump O’Clock by Glu Mobile is an action-adventure game similar in concept to Doodle Jump available on the Apple App Store for $1.99.

Glu makes Le0 shine in the world of iPhone gaming.

First impressions: the game looks too complicated, with many different aspects appearing in the beginning or very early on. Oh, also, I don’t like the font. Great start!

Description

WARNING! HIGHLY ADDICTIVE GAMING CONTENT!

“Graphically, Jump O’Clock utilizes a beautiful steampunk style that is both visually appealing and quite fitting for the environment in which the game occurs.”
– App Smile 

“one of the most polished and easy-to-play platform jumpers on the iPhone”
– TouchGen 

iTunes USER REVIEWS (U.S.):

“Simple, fun, addicting. As advertised.” 

“Great game with a steal price. Graphics and background musics are nice too.” 

“It is amazing how a simple idea can be so addictive and fun. Being able to keep a scoreboard and compete with everyone else is awesome. Keep the good work!” 
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Playing Jump O’Clock can lead to severely extended sessions of gameplay! Take control of the lovable steampunk robot LE0 and jump from gear to gear while avoiding hazards in an endless upward world. Collect bolts to fill your SUPER-JUMP METER, and BOOST the height of your jumps. Timing is crucial to keep from winding up on the wrong side of the razor-sharp teeth, scalding steam, electrified wires or broken pipes. Connect to OpenFeint and compete for the dizzying heights of high-score greatness. If you’ve got time, Jump O’Clock has your challenge – an endless platform adventure which never plays the same twice. Why try and beat a clock when you can JUMP O’CLOCK?

FEATURES:

✓Endless vertical platform game – LIKE DOODLE JUMP – jump from gear to gear in an effort to climb as high as possible

✓The infinite adventure is NEVER THE SAME GAME TWICE!

✓OPENFEINT ENABLED! Challenge friends and post and share the highest scores with other players, TWITTER and FACEBOOK.

✓Earn more points as LE0 climbs higher and higher in the clockworks. COLLECT BOLTS for extra points and to fill the SUPER-JUMP METER, earning BOOSTS to jump HIGHER.

✓15 additional CHALLENGES ranging from mildly tricky to devilishly difficult.

Check out other Glu games:

✓World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend
✓Build-a-lot 2: Town of the Year
✓Deer Hunter 3D
✓Family Guy: Uncensored
✓TRANSFORMERS G1: AWAKENING
✓Super KO Boxing 2
✓How to Train Your Dragon
✓TRANSFORMERS CyberToy
✓Bonsai Blast
✓Jump O’Clock
✓Glyder 2
✓Build-a-lot

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At least the game never gets old, each game is randomized and can go as high as you can. The concept is simple. Just tap. Not easy though as there are many things that can cause you to fail miserably. You can collect bolts to perform super jumps, a feature which I think is all right. This game is all about timing, one second early and you fail (IF YOU WANT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT MY CONSTANT USE OF THE WORD FAIL THEN BUY ME A THESAURUS), one second late and you fail miserably. Either way it’s a happy ending, right? (Fake laughter). Though the game starts a little slow, it provides casual as well as competitive gameplay for every gamer.

Graphics: 3/5 – Not the sharpest…
UI: 4/5 – Simple.
Gameplay: 5/5 – Addicting; like Doodle Jump.
Creativity: 3.5/5 – Concept is similar to Doodle Jump but how the game is actually played is not.
Sound: 4/5 – Casual gaming sounds, calming.
Controls: 5/5 – *Tap*
Difficulty: 2.5/5 – Depends on what you’re playing for and the random level.
Longevity: 5/5 – As long as you want.
Entertainment: 3/5 – Get’s a little boring.
Value: 3/5 – $0.99 would be better.
Total: 38/50 or 76% – Check it out!
– Dennis

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