Summary : A tough as nails jumper.
This week we have been tackling games like Flappy Bird which are easy to pick up but hard to put down. However Spring Ninja is one of the most frustrating games I have played in a long while. You thing Flappy Bird is tough as nails? You haven’t even tried to play Spring Ninja. If the game came out on Xbox, you surly would have thrown the controller on screen at least once. Thankfully, people love Android more than any controller, so a broken phone is highly unlikely.
Spring Ninja as the name suggests is a game about a Ninja. However it is not a valentine’s romantic game where a ninja has to find flowers for his beloved in spring time. The game is about using the springs and leaping ahead. That’s right, the ninja has springs fitted on his shoes which allow him to leap over and on to obstacles.
This is a simply game with even simpler controls. There is also no time limit or moving screens. You are left alone with the jumpy ninja and you can take as much time you want to jump. The game is rendered in brightly design 2D environment. I have yet to play a round for more than 10 seconds, so I cannot comment if the environment changes as you move ahead or not. The game runs smoothly on almost any modern Android device and will not tax the system resources very much.
Now let’s address why the game is frustrating. Firstly there is no indication how far the ninja will travel. Granted you only need to press and hold your finger on the screen to make the jump longer, it is still a trial based gameplay. The game doesn’t show obstacles which are far off the screen. It would have benefited from a larger field of view. However if you want to challenge yourself or want to pull out a few hair, do try out this game on the Google Play Store.
Google Play Link: Spring Ninja