Mega Jump is a top scrolling platform game in which players must collect coins to stay alive. Players are propelled upwards each time they collect a coin. If they don’t manage to reach a coin, the player will fall off the bottom of the screen and the game is over. It was created for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch by Get Set Games and is currently free to download; however there are in-app purchases that require real money to be spent.
Mega Jump is a game that is very similar to the highly popular game Doodle Jump, varying only in the fact that there are no platforms and that there are multiple levels. The controls are exactly the same as Doodle Jump, so players take advantage of the iPhone’s accelerometer to control their character. Tilting in either direction moves the player in the required direction. Jumping into power ups collects them and changes the way the game is played.
There are currently twenty levels for the player to work through. These are locked to begin with and need to be unlocked by reaching that height on the original game. This means all the levels form one massive level, and simply act as checkpoints along the way. They can also be purchased with mega points. These are earned slowly by playing, or purchased for real money. There are also extra characters which can be purchased.
The game is incredibly similar to Doodle Jump, which is one of the most purchased games from the iTunes store. Mega Jump is free, which is something that gives it a slight edge over Doodle Jump. Also it has a lot more variation in the game play. There are far more power ups, characters and the locations are much more interesting. The game is also has a quicker pace because players do not have to wait to land on a platform, as soon as they touch a coin, they are propelled upwards.
The graphics of Mega Jump are of a really high standard. The backgrounds are really good rolling 3D images and the foreground images are striking and sharp. The music is average and does not really add to or detract from the game. The sound effects are nice and go well with the game. The game play is really good and is highly addictive. Players will quickly find that hours disappear while playing this game. As Mega Jump is free, and so similar to Doodle Jump, it is highly recommended to all those considering purchasing Doodle Jump. It is one of the best free games in the app store.