There are so many free apps available on the iTunes app store today, and it’s sometimes really hard to decide with which ones to download and which ones to skimp on. But don’t worry. We have the review of one of the most popular games today—NinJump for the iPhone.
About the Game
NinJump is one of best creations of Backflip Studios. The developers have proven themselves time and again to be among the best suppliers of great free iPhone apps. Some of their creations include Paper Toss, DragonVale, Strike Knight and many more. Backflip continues to support its tradition which now has another offering in the name of NinJump. It is a fast-paced arcade game type that’s full of thrill and excitement.
To win the game, you should aim to rise as high as you can in order to avoid the enemies that will beat you to death. Being a skillful and a fearless ninja, you should be able to get to the top of the building whilst avoiding the enemies.
As reflected in the title, you will basically play a ninja and aim to jump as high as you can to swirl away from the obstacles. It is basically a game of agility where you need to dodge the enemies tossing deadly weapons at you. Make timely jumps, collect shields and slash off birds, shuriken and squirrels to avoid falling. Unlike many other games where you get powerups by easily picking them up, NinJump offers a more challenging way to achieve them. Exactly how?
When you hit 3 of the same obstacles in a row, it will get you a boost up the wall where you’ll instantly soar200 ft higher. The higher you go, the more challenging the game gets. The gameplay is definitely fast and twitchy to guarantee you of no dead air anywhere in between fights. Because of its swiftness, it will definitely take a lot of finesses to do well. Study the angles for jumping as well as the moves that will kill your enemies.
The interface runs very smooth. In fact, this app supports a single-tap gameplay which means that you will only need to tap the screen once in order to do everything. Tapping the screen makes the ninja leap laterally to the opposite wall. While on the way across, the ninja flaps his samurai sword to slice and dice the airborne enemies. Enjoy navigating through the game singlehandedly!
Graphics and Sound Effects
NinJump is supported by great looking graphics where the artwork and animations bring life to the simple concept of the game. The graphics are colorful, sharp and clear enough to captivate and entertain you while playing. Everything is bright and shiny, and the Asian-look truly gives a huge feast for the eyes. Meanwhile, the sound effects are equally impressive. The music is a good fit as well, giving you a taste of the oriental beat. We really have to commend Backflip for putting in quite an effort in the audio aspect of the game. The sound effects are just awesome, especially the hawk-like cry when you kill a bird, the chattering of the chipmunks and the sound of the crying ninja when he falls down the ground.
Since NinJump is a free game, you should never have a problem with the game having ads at the top part of the screen. But if you’re not comfortable with having a smaller view of the gaming area, then you might be tempted to remove the ads for $0.99. On another note, there’s really nothing here that would make you feel in control and more engaged with the game. If you’d like to see more customizing options, NinJump will only disappoint you.
If you are looking for an exciting game to keep you entertained for a while, you should definitely give NinJump a try. It’s a perfect game to play to burn your time, and besides, it’s free!
Price: $0.99 / Free
Developed By: Backflip Studios
Requirements: Requires iOS 3.0 or later
Compatible With: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Other OS: Android, Facebook, Blackberry