A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
The game requires subtle tilts and precise aim to stay alive, and players must bounce from platform to platform without falling. The higher up the course characters go, the more obstacles they face. The fast pace of the game also can make it hard to decide where to focus your attention.
Violence & Scariness
Lead characters fall when they miss a platform or land on top of an enemy but are instantly reborn and propelled on their way.
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Products & Purchases
The game pushes in-app purchases at every turn, whether for power-ups, to unlock additional characters, or to just keep playing after five levels. There also are ads before some levels, mostly for other games. The game is designed to encourage spending.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sonic Jump Fever is a slightly new take on the endless-jumper games that started with Doodle Jump. The controls this time around aren't as simple as in Sonic Jump, so younger kids may have a harder time. Also, the game provides many opportunities to make in-app purchases. Technically it's possible to play without making them, but it makes the game more difficult.
Is It Any Good?
SONIC JUMP FEVER might be fun for kids who loved Sonic Jump but who are older and looking for a new challenge. However, the efforts to get users to buy power-ups and other games is pretty aggressive: Actually playing takes the same amount of time as sorting through the possible purchases. It's also easy to click on entry points to Facebook, so if a parent is logged in on the same device, kids might find themselves accidentally exiting the game and entering a parent's account.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.