A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
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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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.