A fast-paced, perfectionist’s dream game
Jumps is an incredibly fun indie game with beautiful graphics, stunning music and incredible gameplay. Jumps starts off as a game that revolves around jumping from island to island at an intense speed. The twist, is that you start with a limited number of jumps (usually 1 or 2) and have to pick up any other jumps you may need to complete the level. Each level can be completed in 30 seconds or less, but it takes a number of run-throughs to learn the in’s and out’s of each level. Each world brings its own theme and new gameplay elements to keep you on your toes at all times.
The music though
The music in Jumps is SO, SO well done. I love it. If it had a Steam soundtrack, I’d buy it in a heartbeat. The music complements the gameplay and really gets you pumped up and ready for any challenge. Each world has it’s own music but the main theme is the same. It creates such a great gameplay experience.
Jumps makes you question why you’d keep playing after you’ve failed a level for the 20th time. Some levels require perfect precision and determination to complete. Other levels seem easy and then throw a cheeky hard part right at the end, so you have to play through the entire level over again if you fail. But after you put your fist through a wall, you end up going straight back to trying the level again. Why? Because the game is addictive and there’s always a way to get a better time on a level.
So what do I think of Jumps overall? I love it. With it’s $5 price tag and hours of playtime and replayability, it’s really worth the money. You won’t get any deep story or any character creation, but Jumps isn’t trying for any of that. It’s goal is to kill some of your time and try to make you stress as much as possible. I’ve put 5 hours of playtime into Jumps and I don’t even know how. All I know is that I had a blast for those 5 hours.