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 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.
Summary: The quirk-tastic wackadoos over at Twisted Pixel have made a name for themselves by creating unique, hilarious, and visually enticing titles such as The Maw and ‘Splosion Man, and the team have kept this tradition very much alive in their latest downloadable effort, Comic Jumper.
Pros: Various presentation styles are perfectly realized, Brilliant writing and meta storytelling, Diversity of combat scenarios keeps you on your toes
Cons: "Constantly hold trigger to fire" gameplay can get tiresome, Even when leveled up your guns feel weak, Enemy waves always last a few minutes too long
Summary: Captain Smiley is not a household name. Even though he sports a friendly exterior and has a good sense of charm, his comic books just aren't interesting enough to keep the superhero employed. His books are being ripped up or, used as toilet paper or worse.
Summary: Every superhero has it tough; defeating villains and foiling their diabolical plots is a full-time job, and the benefits package usually isn't great. But Captain Smiley has even more on his plate than your typical costumed protector of the innocent.
Pros: Simple but challenging gameplay with a good amount of variety, Great concept, memorable lead characters, and hilarious dialogue, Strong comic book visuals and sound design, Good assortment of extras
Cons: Momentum sometimes falters, A few sections can get frustrating
Conclusion: It's a generally known fact, at least according to my own studies, that nerds have more fun. There's just so much - from games to movies to television and books - that we can be entertained by.
Pros: Hilarious dialogue, nerd-references galore, tons of stuff to collect
Cons: Twitchy controls, repetitive levels and enemies, some fights feel unbalanced