Pleasant platformer without the platforms
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 15 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Performs solidly, aesthetically beautiful, interesting take on traditional platforming
Has 12 levels of tutorials, might not be difficult enough
SkyJumper for Android is an interesting platform that makes you think about your movement a bit differently. The people in your world get around on these magic imbued posts that allow people to travel. The game starts off with an evil puppet trying to steal all the magic for himself. Your job is to stop it.
The gameplay is really easy to follow, and is part timing, and part exploration. There are multiple objectives in each level, so you’ll have plenty to do. One objective will require you to collect a certain amount of blue jewels, another will have you searching the level for the red gem, and then a third is to basically go through and speed-run the level.
The objectives are all difficult when you try to get them all done in one run, but the game allows you to collect everything individually, which makes things like the speed-run much easier to complete.
The game looks really great though. It’s kind of got that Saturday morning cartoon vibe going for it, which definitely fits what the game is aiming for. Just about every action you make has some kind of particle effect that really brings home that “magical” feel.
Android needs more games like this. SkyJumper is excellent for a mobile platform, and doesn’t try reaching into your pocket to keep you playing. The gameplay is fluid and responsive, the aesthetic is very pleasing to look at, and it’s just a great game overall.