I read somewhere that platform jumpers are scientifically proven to rob your time and possibly your soul. It’s not surprising when you take into consideration the alluring combination of easy-t0-learn game functions, progressively challenging levels, and the ability to pick it up and play anytime or anywhere. Slowly you’ll move from “just a few minutes while I wait in line at the DMV” to “the kids can wait another hour for dinner”. True story.
If you’ve been on the search to fill the void left by winning that last jumper after only 6,478 hours of play time and 76 trips to McDonald’s drive-through (the kids have to eat, right?), look no further than Pyro Jump. A bouncy flame hops from one spinning wheel to another, through and between obstacles, collecting smaller flames on his way to set stuff – okay, mainly a paper princess doll – on fire. Just tap the screen to make Pyro move across the screen to where Princess Paper is waiting for Pyro to express his, um, “burning love”. For the record that phrase was taken directly from the game.
Each level has three potential stars to be earned. That score is determined by how many of a pre-set number of flames Pyro has to collect. He also has to keep an eye on his time records if he wants to get the stars and unlock the next level or world. Different obstacles pop up as the levels go on – slanted “shelves” reverse Pyro’s direction or the ever-changing wheels spin crazy fast or just explode. Falling off the bottom of the screen produces a blue flame ghost and starts the level all over.
Generally I download games that are all-ages appropriate as I have two young children. I love that Pyro Jumper is a bit above their skill level but I don’t have to worry that they’ll see something they can’t unsee (re: the GTA Debacle of ’13) if they want to try to play. If your kiddos are school-aged or older they’ll have no problem thoroughly enjoying this game. As an adult I love that it’s a game that fits my Top 3 List of Things I Like in an App: it’s easy to learn, easy to pick up and play anytime/anywhere, and it’s FREE.
Free downloads are awesome because it’s a try-it-before-you-buy-it approach to gaming, something I really appreciate. Let’s be honest; if I had my money back for all of the crappy games that were purchased based on a flashy App Store icon and over-punctuated descriptions, I would be a rich lady. The downside in this case is having to put up with some sporadic yet unobtrusive ads, which isn’t a huge sacrifice considering Pyro Jump is actually an enjoyable and highly replayable game. Besides, I know you need to get your jumper fix and your kids can never eat enough McNuggets. True story.
From the Developer
WARNING! Not working on iPod Touch 4! An update is under approval.
Leap from one wheel to another and try to catch Princess Paper in a hundred or so levels full of pitfalls.
Pyro, the little flame, is burning with love for the princess and is ready to try anything to convince her that this romantic idyll is not destined to go up in flames!
In each level, collect all the flames and unlock bonus levels! Pyro Jump is a fiery platform that requires dexterity and precision. Complete the levels without any faults and, if you enjoy the challenges, try and win gold timers!
Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch!
Supported devices : iPhone 3Gs or above, iPad 2 or above, and iPod Touch 5th generation or above.
Pyro Jump functions:
• Easy to learn and use and with increasing levels of difficulty • 70 levels spread over 4 worlds and 20 bonus levels to unlock! • Fiery graphics! (Retina HD) • An extended challenge with gold timers to unlock • New levels coming soon • Compatible with the GameCenter (25 achievements)
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