JiG is on Patreon and Needs You! Click here for more information


Jumphobia


  • Currently 4.3/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.3/5 (30 votes)
Comments (3) | Views (11,202)

Jumphobia

DoraWix Games' Jumphobia, also available on your handy-dandy iOS or Android device for a fee, is a puzzle platformer where the only time you can leave the ground is when you step off the edge... but instead of falling, you leap! This means figuring out how to make your way throughout levels that might otherwise be straightforward, or even require some timing and dexterity, without going splat onto some spikes... though, luckily, you can activate the checkpoint flags to respawn there if you do. Use [WASD] or the [arrow] keys to move, and try to reach the exit in in stage... though with enemies, falling platforms, springs, and more, you may wish you could do things the old fashioned Mario way before long.

JumphobiaJumphobia is a simple idea, and, for the most part, a well executed one. Getting used to the game's sprightly, speedy leaps may take some getting used to, since they feel quicker than the basic movement, and working the proper timing into avoiding an impalement could be a matter of trial and error. Thankfully, the game's checkpoints are well placed, and there's no penalty for retrying, so the process feels streamlined to try, try again. The downside is you're essentially playing a standard platformer with the jumping taken out, and it sort of makes you wish Jumphobia would pull a new trick out of its hat in regards to its core mechanics, despite having some very tricky platforming indeed to overcome once it really starts piling the obstacles on. Still, Jumphobia is fun, if a little fiddly, and the enclosed level editor means you can craft your own fiendish nightmarescape of whirling blades and spike-filled chasms for your friends to enjoy, which I'll definitely be taking part in since I've unceremoniously been banned from picking out activities for my friends whenever we go out. Crybabies.

Play Jumphobia

Download on the AppstoreJumphobia (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)


Google PlayJumphobia (Android, Android Tablet)

3 Comments

I admit that I did enjoy the moments of smashing the space bar and shouting "jump! jump! you stupid stick figure!"
The difficulty level seemed fairly well judged too - I'm sure many people will have sailed through without too much trouble; I appreciated being able to figure out the tricks and execute them without taking too many attempts. :)

Reply
barbara April 9, 2016 8:17 AM

Fun! I couldn't get through all the extra levels though. Some maneuvers were a bit too fiddly, and it temporarily switched from being a puzzle game to a high-skill game.

In the section where the bombs first appear

the blue block at the left goes away when

you get rid of all the monsters. (I don't think I missed seeing a message about that, although I did see such a message in a later level.)

I first thought I had to blow the block up with a bomb. After a zillion tries, I managed to position a bomb _almost_ at the block, and I then I was ready to give up when I thought of trying to blow up all the monsters instead.

Reply

About the expert level: (Minor gameplay spoilers)

After the sign telling you it gets harder, there are only two rooms without sufficient checkpoints, and the first of those is by far the hardest room in the level.
If you manage to get through that, the rest shouldn't be too much of a problem. (Things get 'fiddlier' but with enough checkpoints that it doesn't feel that bad)

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
7,850 Views
9 Comments
chrpa Hi, it's time for a break, it's escaping time! Selfdefiant wants you to escape a desert temple which is, very conveniently, placed next to a stream so no worries of dehydration in case you stay here longer than expected. TomoLaSiDo...  ...
11,046 Views
0 Comments
Jeff Hello loyal, long-time users and readers of JiG, During this quarantine time all around the world, we would like to see JiG more dynamic with more reviews to let you forget a bit this hard period. If you like games...  ...
11,062 Views
19 Comments
chrpa Hi! The week is over and the brand new Weekday Escape here! Amajeto helps you to enjoy your stay at home and suggests some activities like looking for lost remote controller in coded drawers and finding ways how to open...  ...
SuzukaK Bearing the fruit of thoughtful craftsmanship, Rudowski Brothers gifts us with The Trader of Stories - Chapter 2. After spending nearly a Blossoming in the human city of Bark, Little Willow's life seems fairly ordered. She works as a waitress...  ...

Visit our Sponsor

Rullo

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Game of the week


Maze: Sinister Play Collector's Edition

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives