- Publisher: Twisted Pixel Games
- Release Date: Oct 6, 2010
Oct 10, 2010Hilarious, original, fun, bloated with extra content, and has probably set a new bar for XBLA games. The game itself revolves around a world where comic book heroes are real and the comic book industry resembles that of Hollywood. Captain Smiley's comic has hit an all time low as quality plummets, so does it's readers. His sidekick, Star, doesn't help the situation by giving him a constant flow of a hard case. Not to worry! The generous developer's at Twisted Pixel offer Captain Smiley to regain his fame. To do so, he must begrudgingly guest star in various comics, make plenty of cash, and reignite his career. The plot of Comic Jumper is really good, and without a doubt the main star of the whole game. Despite the game taking place all in a 2D side-scrolling perspective and interactive cut scenes all being in game and having their animations looped as a result, the dialogue and overall still beats much of it's competition both in the game industry and in other medias as well. The humor is bound to make you laugh at some point. Whether it be a fantastic reference to a film or comic, or a another smarky comment from Star, the game aims to make you laugh as much as it can.
Gameplay wise, the game is very fun but unoriginal in this aspect when compared to everything else. It pretty much plays as a classic side scrolling shooter and although the game never gets too difficult, it never gets that easy either. It actually manages to create a really good flow. In fact, the game helps bring about more pacing by sometimes switching into a brawler, or going into a third person perspective where things will either go on-rails and continue the normal style of gameplay or become a QTE event. The on-rails part are the most frequent of the three and offer a different element to the game that's both fun and done in a way where you don't realize you're doing the same thing again and again.
What else does Comic Jumper offer? Over 200 unlockable items. Concept Art, 3D model turnarounds, comic covers and panels, interviews, a blooper reel, animatics, trailers, music from the game without having to go back to that level, gamer pics, a premium theme, avatar clothing items, Splosion' Man DLC, and that's not even all of it. Comic Jumper sets a new XBLA bar for presentation, storytelling, and overall content. Trust me, this is one video game experience you don't want to miss. Twisted Pixel can add another big success to there already impressive resume. Keep them coming guys!… Expand
Nov 8, 2010This game was a BLAST!! I think the comedy was great, which is lacking in a lot of games and the switch up of game play was a lot of fun. Some parts were hard, but what fun would a game be if it was too easy. Games used to require a lot more skill and focus to play. Comic Jumper brought me back to those days. Twisted Pixel is a company known for their great characters and story, Comic Jumper has both. I look forward to whatever they put out, and hope they bring in some Smiley DLC too.… Expand