Another simple game oozing with personality has just been released by Game-Pure, creators of Bound Bear and Combat Heaven. Samurai High Jump answers the age old question: if a samurai warrior had a big bamboo pole, how far and how high could he jump? It's up to you to find out in this Monkey Kick-Off-style arcade game.
You begin with the samurai running with a long bamboo pole in hand. After knocking a few redshirted extras out of the way, the word "click" will appear, at which time you should click the mouse button. Doing so plants the pole in the ground, causing a strength meter to appear. Click the mouse again to choose your jump's power, then click a third time to select the angle.
With each leap you must clear a bamboo pole that sits just to the right of the starting point. With each successful jump the pole is raised. You can keep jumping and earning points as long as you don't smack the pole (or stumble before leaping), but you can only fail three times before it's game over.
Simple, of course, but fun thanks to Game-Pure's signature graphical style and rather odd sense of humor. That, combined with the absurdity of the concept (samurai warriors, long bamboo poles, and the high jump?) makes the game a grin-inducing experience well worth a coffee break or two.