Make Them Jump

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Fun but frustrating arcade game; lots of ads.

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

The game is intentionally hard. Players have to keep up with multiple avatars to ensure none of them run into an obstacle. 

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language

One of the difficulty ratings is called "Hell." 

Consumerism

The app frequently shows full-screen ads, on which players might accidentally click as they instinctively reach for the replay button. A banner ad also runs continuously at the bottom of the screen. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Make Them Jump is a sports/arcade game wherein players control multiple hurdle-jumping avatars on screen, trying to ensure they don't hit a barrier. The game frequently features full-screen ads and runs a consistent banner ad at the bottom of the screen as you play. 

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Kid, 9 years old October 31, 2014

Great concept, lots of ads.

The game tests kids' reaction times by tapping on the screen to make a stickman jump over hurdles. Over time, the screen splits and a new sitckman appears.... Continue reading

What's it about?

The play mechanic in MAKE THEM JUMP is simple. Touch the screen area for each of your respective runners to make them jump and clear obstacles. But, when two runners have differently staggered obstacles, it becomes challenging to keep up. And when you have five on-screen (in the insane difficulty level), it becomes virtually impossible. You'll fail fast and often in this game.

Is it any good?

Make Them Jump aims to be the latest in a series of maddeningly difficult but impossible-to-quit games. And it seems to have all the core mechanics down: a split focus, simple play mechanics, and brutal difficulty. But what's lacking is the sense of Zen that the best of those games also have. Flappy Bird may have been extremely hard, but it wasn't a game that would raise your stress levels. This one does. 

That has an impact on the fun you have. Instead of trying, then failing, then trying again for an hour or more at a time, you may feel you've had enough after a few tries. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the purpose of advertising and how you usually don't need what's being sold.

  • Families also can talk about the need for physical fitness. 

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: July 25, 2014
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Size: 1.60 MB
  • Publisher: Ketchapp
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.3 and up

For kids who love arcade and action games

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