Featuring just one button in ‘Challenge’ mode and two in ‘Time Attack’ – Ninja Bounce is a frantic fastest-finger game of accuracy and precision. Each game begins with your ninja running from an oncoming wall of fire. He bounces across the screen trying desperately to get away, and you have to time his jumps perfectly to escape successfully. Each time he jumps, he lands on a pad and you have to tap the on-screen button at the exact moment he lands. The better you time it, the faster your Ninja will travel and the higher your score.
It sounds simple, but there is so much happening on screen visually that it can be hard to get that timing right. In Challenge mode, you just keep bouncing along, trying to keep the rhythm and outrun the fire until you finally get caught out. In Time Attack, there are two types of landing pads, each with their own button. You have to keep your wits about you and hit the right button at the right time to beat the clock. The scenes move so quickly that it’s no easy task!
If you’re looking for an easy pick-up-and-play game, this side scrolling arcade style game is well worth a look. With colorful graphics and dramatic music, Ninja Bounce is a great buy at $0.99.
Jellyoasis Inc is also running a high score competition at the moment with $100, $50 and $10 iTunes gift cards going to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd highest scores. Simply visit their facebook page to enter.
Ninja Bounce [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.