Review Joe Danger
Retro motorcycle daredevil stunt riding
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 11 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Quality game design, addictive game play, one-finger controls
Too easy, monotonous game play, animation is a bit laggy
Joe Danger is a motorcycle stunt game with a clumsy Evel Knievel type trying to jump off ramps, soar over obstacles, take loop-de-loops, and collect various power ups along the way for good measure. This one plays like a retro arcade classic and I would definitely pump quarters into this one all day long until it begged for mercy or I spent all my allowance; whichever came first.
The play is a side scrolling action game with a great sense of humor and cartoon-like graphics that just make me cringe with anticipation, because I know this guy is gonna bite it hard. Sure, this is one of those games that you're going to occasionally suck at, but the payoff is you get to watch the goofy wipeouts. Having said that, the game is wholly playable, with skill, nuance and expert riding skills possible if you take the time to get good at it. Each level represents a different obstacle course to run and execute. Successfully make it to the finish line and you'll be rewarded with the next level, and some pixel burst visuals to celebrate the victory.
The controls are simple screen taps to make Mr. Danger single and double jump, and there's set markers telling you when it's the best time to hit that button and jump. The mechanics are simple yet addictive. This is very much a game of trial and error and it's definitely as much fun to look at as it is to play.
Joe Danger is just good fun. This is my type of game and I can totally see getting addicted to this one and playing clear through to the end.