Since I had a little extra cash left over at the end of the month, I decided to pick up a few indies I was interested in that were also available on the cheap. Super One More Jump from Premo Games and SMG Studio was one of them and I got far more enjoyment from it than you’d think given its modest price tag.
Super One More Jump is an action platformer where you’ll need to have your wits about you. This is all about getting the timing right, twitchy reactions, and muscle-memory as you get your avatar from one side of the level to another while grabbing stuff.
I don’t need to say much about the controls as you only need one button to play. Press the jump button when it’s time to jump, the character will run at a consistent pace on their own and will go whichever way they need to as long as your timing is good. Your character will run up walls and along the underside of platforms if necessary.
However, just because you only have one button to press, it doesn’t mean that the game is easy. In fact, the difficultly is one of the game’s best features. The one-button control scheme means casual and inexperienced players won’t struggle to get the hang of it but those who regularly play games won’t breeze through it.
While the single-player modes will keep you happy while on your commute for a short stint, the best way to play this at home is with friends in one of the multiplayer modes. In the two-player co-op mode, you each control the same character but can only make them jump when they’re in your zone, which is indicated by the colour of the platform.
If you don’t like the visuals, you can always change them from a selection of different themes and avatars. Additionally, by playing the game, you’ll earn an in-game currency that can be used to buy and unlock these aesthetic changes. Don’t worry, though, these aren’t nasty microtransactions or loot boxes.
The game’s soundtrack is serviceable. There aren’t any tunes that will stick in your head but they also won’t get on your nerves as you repeatedly struggle with a tricky section. There could be a few more tracks, though…
Even though I picked this up when it was on sale, I’d still recommend getting it at full price, which isn’t much, either. It’s cheap, cheerful, and a lot of fun with friends, whether they regularly play games or not. You can either pick it up for a few minutes at a time to play on your own or have a longer session with some friends.