Jump Rockets is a new iOS game that recently launched as an arcade title. It has quick, easy-to-understand controls and follows a similar design pattern to games like Angry Birds. By this I mean that the game has one objective – get as much score as you can in one life. After you die, you have to start again with 0 score.
In a similar vein to many of these types of arcade games that have popped up recently, Jump Rockets is incredibly difficult, and you’ll be considered skilled at the game for getting just four points. In this game, you must control a cat by holding down the left and right sides of the screen. Doing this will move the cat in the corresponding direction you are holding down.
Movement in this game isn’t very easy to control, and it takes a lot of practice to aim the cat at different areas in the game, but that’s just the start of it. To gain points in Jump Rockets, you must aim the cat to a rocket as it appears on the screen to jump off it. Failing to do so will potentially leave your cat falling through the sky until he leaves the screen, at which point the game ends.
There is no real way to predict the rockets without playing through it plenty of times, and even then it can be hard to master, but I think it is this extremely difficult gameplay that make it so addictive.
If you didn’t have enough of an incentive to earn score, the developer is currently running a promotion – getting more than 25 points will put you in a prize pool, giving you the chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card. To enter, you will need to earn 25 points, take a screenshot and post it in the Reddit thread for this game, which can be found here.
If you want to download Jump Rockets for free, you can do so by visiting the app store link.