Welcome to our Super Jumpy Ball review. Super Jumpy Ball is a simple and fun 2D platformer that sees you guide a bouncy ball through levels full of fun and often challenging obstacles to overcome.
- Super Jumpy Ball
- Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One
- Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch
- Developer: Casualgames.nu
- Publisher: Casualgames.nu
- Multiplayer: Up to 8 Players Locally
- Available: 6th September 2019
- Price: £4.99 (U.K), $4.99 (U.S)
- Age Rating: PEGI 3 (UK/EU), E (U.S)
- Review Code Provided
At first Super Jumpy Ball does look a lot like a typical mobile game and that’s what it really is when you look at it. However, it’s missing the horrible things that make typical mobile games suck, such as microtransactions and timed heart regeneration. Despite its looks and mobile feel its actually quite a fun game.
The main purpose of each level is to guide your smiling bouncy ball through obstacles such as moving saws, spikes and gaps just to name a few. The aim is to get to the red flag to progress to the next level, but each level also features a collectible star. This star is often much more challenging to collect than it is to get to the flag and this does make for some challenging, yet frustrating moments, particularly if you’re a completionist. I have to admit I have been forced to leave a few stars behind in different levels just because I couldn’t get to them. The fact the level is often easy to get through without collecting the star is a bit confusing, it makes it feel like you can just force your way through each level without having to do anything and this sort of spoils it a bit.
In total there are 40 levels to work through, each featuring different layouts for you to navigate through. While it may seem quite quick to get through all of these, Super Jumpy Ball also features several other modes to enjoy.
- Basketball: This mode sets you up in a level with a basketball net that moves around. The aim is to get your smiling bouncy ball in the hoop. It’s actually quite challenging, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll go back and find yourself trying to beat your high score.
- Endless Survivor: In this game mode you’ll basically have to work your way up the level as a ground of moving spikes follows you. The aim is to simply get as far as you can before being caught by the spikes. Quite a lot of fun, especially if you like beating your score.
- Spike Battle: Basically you and your buddies have to try and deflate each other using spikes. A ball’s worst nightmare. Multiplayer only.
- Endless Runner: In this mode, you simply have to last as long as you can as you guide your ball through a load of different obstacles while hitting flags to ensure your timer doesn’t run out. Single-player only.
The multiplayer mode is quite a lot of fun and allows up to 8 players to bounce around at once. While I haven’t played with 7 other people, I have played the game with my 6-year-old son and we have had quite a bit of fun playing the different modes together.
In conclusion, Super Jumpy Ball is quite a fun little game for those casual moments you want to take a break from serious games and just unwind a little bit. While the regular levels feel they lack any real purpose other than getting through them with the star or not, the various other game modes really add a lot of fun to this cheap and cheerful little title.
That concludes our Super Jumpy Ball review.