Excerpt: The smiley face, once a great bastion of all things 90’s and dodgy techno trance has finally found itself a new home that we can all be proud of…. Comic Jumper. The appropriately named Captain Smiley, his pointy (and remarkably sarcastic) sidekick, Star and the usual long suffering personal...
Excerpt: So there's this small development team, Twisted Pixel Games. Its employees have produced two games over the course of the last year or two: The Maw and 'Splosion Man . Both were pretty good, both were received as such by critics and both flew under the radar when they arrived on Xbox Live.
Conclusion: It’s horrible to say, horrible to trash something that’s been lovingly put together by a dedicated group of developers, but Comic Jumper: Adventures Of Captain Smiley is, sadly, a case of style over substance.
Excerpt: I bloody loved 'Splosion Man. The combination of tongue-in-cheek humour and a unique twist on the platform genre made it one of the must-buy XBLA games of 2009. With that success, developer Twisted Pixel's follow-up, Comic Jumper, had a lot to live up to, and it seems the pressure was just too...
Excerpt: So does anyone want to clue me in as to when download-only console games became more than just expensive filler? Games like Shadow Complex, Limbo and Shatter have proven to me that disc-less experiences can be just as amazing as ones I've got to drive to the store to get.
Conclusion: It had me laughing throughout the entire thing, and also had me enjoying and coming back for more. I just found too much to love about this game and having it only cost me 1200 Microsoft points made it even better.
Summary: If only for making people laugh, Comic Jumper is worthy of praise. It’s very rare to find a game that is consistently funny for 6 hours. Even though there are 4 duds for every zinger, the humour comes so thick and fast you can ignore the dross and revel in the successes.