Comic Jumper is the newest creation by Twisted Pixel. These guys brought you the award-winning games, The Maw and Splosion Man. Comic Jumper is without doubt the funniest an toughest game yet.
Captain Smiley is not a popular Super Hero and his Comic Book has been cancelled because of this. He must travel through different Comic Books to earn enough cash to relaunch it. You will Punch, Climb, Drive and Shoot your way through three different Comic Book varients. Smiley doesn't travel alone. He has an annoying friend called Star who is attached to his chest. He complains about everything but has some of the funniest lines in the game.
The game is loaded with unlockables, from a Premium Theme, Gamer Pics, Avatar Awards, Staff Interviews and more. These can be purchased from Smileys HQ where you will be brought back to after completing a level. You will earn money for completing levels and challenges. You can also upgrade Captain Smiley in the process, like his health and strength.
Expect to die alot when playing this game. I'ts one of the hardest Side-Scrolling games i've played and has some fustraiting Boss Battles. This was all forgiven though thanks to it's great humor and creative ideas. The game is not all side-scrolling, the camera will sometimes change to the back of Captain Smiley and you must dodge incoming attacks. It does come rather repetative, as you will do the same things but just with a different background setting. This is not a bad thing though as the pacing between them is nice. I was a little disappointed with the length. It can be completed in around 2 hours but you can replay levels so you can buy all the unlockables and fully upgrade Smiley if you didn't in your first playthrough. You could also replay levels to beat your friends score on the leaderboard.
Comic Jumper is a solid game with nice art style and a great sence of humor. If you want a good laugh and a challenging game you should definitely check this out.
Review by Gareth Smith