Review: Jump Out – Time to rescue some bugs

Ever thought what would happen if Angry Birds met Cut the Rope?  Well apparently, you don’t have to wonder anymore as Jump Out is a game that kind of answers that question. Jump Out is a physics based puzzle game in which you have to shoot (catapult) bugs from bottle caps to a hole that will take them out of the box they are trapped in. The shooting mechanism of the game is similar to Angry Birds but instead of a steady catapult, you have a rotating bottle cap with the bugs sitting on top of it. You have to…

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Ever thought what would happen if Angry Birds met Cut the Rope?  Well apparently, you don’t have to wonder anymore as Jump Out is a game that kind of answers that question.

Jump Out is a physics based puzzle game in which you have to shoot (catapult) bugs from bottle caps to a hole that will take them out of the box they are trapped in. The shooting mechanism of the game is similar to Angry Birds but instead of a steady catapult, you have a rotating bottle cap with the bugs sitting on top of it. You have to rescue at least one bug to pass a level while rescuing all the bugs grants you buoys which are used to unlock further levels into the game (just like how stars were used to unlock other episodes of Cut the Rope).

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The game itself is quite fun to play as not only do you have to calculate your aim, you also have to think where and how the bugs will bounce. Of course, to make matters interesting there are 5 different types of bugs, each of which have their own special abilities e.g. the green bugs are the normal bugs while the purple bugs are the crickets that are extra bouncy. Each level also has three stars which you can collect to raise your score.

Jump Out comes with its own set of power ups as well, which just like so many other physics based puzzle games, you only have a limited amount of. In this game’s case, the power ups are the hour glasses, which have the ability to turn back time for your last shot.

To help your bug bounce to safety, there are certain helpful items like fans, wedges or bubbles etc. that you can take advantage of. However, it goes without saying there are dangers such as spikes etc. in the boxes as well. Unlike games like Cut the Rope, where you only have one screen per level, there are certain levels (esp. the ones unlocked by achievements) in the game which require you to be vigilant as the bugs just fall out of one hole in the box into another box and if you aren’t quick to swipe to that screen your bug just might die.

The game offers players up to 140 playable levels and even bonus stages for each achievement they unlock. Yes unlike other games where achievements mean nothing, in Jump Out each achievement unlocks a new playable level in the game.

The controls of the game are as I mentioned similar to that of Angry Birds. You just pull your bug back and aim. There is even an aiming assistant that makes your job a whole lot easier but it only tells you about the first collision point, after that you’re on your own.

The graphics of the game are quite similar to that of Cut the Rope i.e. colorful, cartoonish and cute. Even the soundtrack of the game adds to the overall ambiance of the game, making the whole experience more fun.

The game is available on the Play Store for free however it does come with a lot of ads. There is no need to worry though, as the ads only appear after you have passed a stage. You can choose to remove the ads by purchasing the game for a price of $1.99 and even unlock extra content in the process as well. Now I know I said that the game is a combination of Angry Birds and Cut the Rope but trust me that game is just as good if not better as both of those games combined. Anyhow, I will recommend that you try out the free version of the game first by clicking the link given below.

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