iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Personally I’m a huge fan of endless running games, mainly because it takes a creative team of developers to keep the game from becoming mundane and boring. The endless running genre is a popular one, and it’s imperative that a new game is borderline revolutionary in order to avoid getting lost in the shadows of larger, more successful games.
Concept and Gameplay:
Thankfully SpringJack is filled with goodies that make it entertaining and challenging to play. The whole goal of the game is to guide SpringJack, the lovable bot which the game is named after, through the crashed GSS Invincible VII. As you navigate the ship, you’ll earn coins which can be spent on upgrades for SpringJack.
One of my favorite aspects of SpringJack is that it actually has a compelling storyline that’s integrated into gameplay. Instead of blindly completing missions to keep yourself occupied, there’s a reason behind each one and you know that you’re ultimately playing towards a final goal.
Regarding controls, it’s incredibly easy to help SpringJack navigate the wrecked ship. You do so by using swipe gestures on your screen, which takes a little while to get used to but is pretty easy to understand. I found the game to be very responsive to inputs, even quick and sloppy swipes to jump or run.
From great gameplay to a compelling storyline, SpringJack seems to have it all when it comes to a well-rounded game. There are even staples like achievements and Game Center integration. Plus, fans of stats like lifetime distance traveled and total number of coins earned will rejoice thanks to SpringJack’s extensive gameplay reports.
Users who are interested in the background story of SpringJack can even read about it on the developer’s website in a story titled “The Mishap at Stone Masoon.” Far more than a few simple paragraphs, this unique addition to the game really helps players immerse themselves in SpringJack’s world.
SpringJack is available to download from the App Store for free and there are in-app purchases for items like coin packs and reboots (which are essentially lives). The game itself is very playable without spending a dime, and you can easily progress through it without purchasing coin packs or reboots.
Overall, SpringJack is definitely a great new game to watch and one that I strongly recommend downloading if you’re a fan of endless running games with a creative and original background story.
SpringJack requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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