Developed by: SEGA
App Store Rating: : 4.5
: The original platform game is back, but now as a jumper. Help Sonic leap vertically in this challenging arcade game. : Not the traditional Sonic game. : Gamers can play as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles.
: The original platform game is back, but now as a jumper. Help Sonic leap vertically in this challenging arcade game.
: Not the traditional Sonic game.
: Gamers can play as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles.
If I had one wish for the App Store, it would be for Nintendo to enter the market. Nonetheless, SEGA has pushed the boundaries and brought back classic games that we all love. I have fond memories of playing Sonic on my SEGA Genesis, so it isn’t a surprise that I follow the series on my iOS devices.
The latest game from SEGA to hit iOS devices is Sonic Jump. While many gamers think that this looks like a rip-off of Doodle Jump, don’t be fooled. While not available for iOS, Sonic Jump was available on other platforms like the Sony Erickson, but now it is revamped with tilt controls. It’s a jumper game, but don’t shrug it off just yet.
As stated, this isn’t a typical Sonic game. Gamers will be traveling up the screen inside of zooming all over the place. It’s a completely different concept, but I think this style works well for the game. The objective is to get Sonic as high as possible to reach the goal. Players tilt their device to control where the blue hedgehog lands and then tap to double jump as needed.
While Sonic flies up the screen, there are obstacles that get in the way like bees and spikes. Players can remove enemies by jumping underneath them. However, if gamers aren’t careful, they will lose all their rings that they collected along the way. Rings that are collected can be used to purchase power-ups, characters and upgrades to help players earn more points and advance to the next level. Rings can be purchased or earned in the game.
Sonic Jump features two game modes: story and arcade. Story mode lets players advance to different levels. There are goals to accomplish along the way, boss battles to defeat and amazing worlds to unlock. Arcade mode requires players to jump until they drop. It’s an infinite mode that comes complete with Game Center leaderboards.
While Sonic Jump isn’t like the traditional Sonic games in terms of speed and game play, I feel like this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It pushes the boundaries and adds something new to the series. The controls are flawless and the game play is both captivating and addicting. It’s hard not to ignore this game whether you’re a Sonic fan, retro gamer or just looking for something exciting and new to pick-up-and-play. If you haven’t checked it out yet, we’re giving away one copy to a lucky reader this week. Enter below to win.
Version Reviewed 1.0
Only open to U.S. residents or U.S. iTune’s accounts due to Apple restrictions. The winner will be contacted by original entry method within 48 hours after the GiveWway ends. To enter via Twitter you must follow us or your entry is void. The winning entries will be provided with a Gift Copy or PromoCode. We will only use your email address to contact you if you win. Contest ends on Friday, October 26, 2012.