Fat Jump Pro is a vertical platform game of endless jumping. It is not entirely unlike Doodle Jump. However, while similar in mechanics, this game is much more colorful.
The story opens with a purple blob of a monster stealing fruit from the refrigerator of our green hero. The green guy awakes to find all of his delicious snacks gone. Players must jump their way up the level, collecting fruits and avoiding cookies and cupcakes.
If the green hero lands on too many unhealthy treats, he grows fatter. The bigger he gets, the harder it is for him to make it to the next platform. He is too heavy to continue.
In addition to avoiding bad treats, players must watch out for bad monsters. There are purple gelatinous blobs nearby, waiting to push the hero off the ledge. Jump on the enemy’s head to destroy him.
There are bonuses to help the hero along. Bounce higher with springs. Pick up a whirlybird hat and zoom up a few feet, but watch out. If the hat disappears when the hero is far from a platform, he will fall to his end.
The graphics are almost mesmerizing. The colors are bright and the cute little green hero gets plump as he eats cupcakes and cookies. Even the scary purple blob is jiggle good. The app’s sound effects are a nice bonus to this already great game.
Unlike most endless jump games, this one offers three different levels. As coins are collected, they can be used to unlock additional ones. The second level costs 150 coins and the third costs 300. Coins are few and far between, so if you don’t feel like waiting, additional coins can be bought through in-app purchases. There are also upgrades that can be bought with coins.
What I liked: I like that there are three different levels to unlock. Playing endless jump games can get old because the scenery never changes. This game gives players a chance to see a different view.
What I didn’t like: The tilt controls are highly sensitive, making it difficult at times to get a good angle on the jump. It would be nice to see the option to decrease tilt sensitivity.
To buy or not to buy: Fans of endless jump games will get a kick out of this one. The price is right and it is a universal game, so it can be played on your iPad or iPhone/iPod touch.
- App Name: Fat Jump Pro
- Version Reviewed: 1.2
- Category: Games
- Developer: SID On
- Price: $0.99