Jack n' Jill DX
As an anachronistic curio it fits well among a growing stable of small, simple experiences to take on the go. Getting it off the phone and onto dedicated game consoles lends it an air of importance that the game design doesn't always back up, but it has an endearing style and gratifying challenge enough to warrant reuniting the two oft-imperiled blobs.
Jack N' Jill DX fits in one of the simplest categories of contemporary games, that of platform runners. As such, the game is very accessible and requires only one input possible, jumping at the right moments, a job which Jack N' Jill DX doesn't always get right and some inconsistencies regarding the control input can make for some frustrating moments during gameplay but overall, this is a welcoming, fun and unpretentious game. Pity for its occasional control flaws and unpleasant soundtrack.
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The character and enemy design is minimalist and charming, and I’m sure you’re going to dig this one!
Jack N' Jill DX is a fun minimalist auto-run platformer on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita that is entertaining. Trophy hunters are going to love the fact that this cross-buy game offers two separate trophy lists so that you could earn two Platinum trophies in 40-50 minutes or so. And you can tell you're having fun playing a game when you unlock the Platinum trophy and continue to play and finish another two or three worlds before you know it!
Jack N’ Jill DX offers simplicity in gameplay that works to its advantage to start with, but doesn’t offer enough variety for things to become stale, and is probably best enjoyed in short bursts
Jack n’ Jill DX is a super addictive single-button game in which you can’t stop until you find your partner. Spread over 140 levels and seven different ‘worlds’, if you’re aiming to complete the entire game and get all the in-game trophies then expect to be playing for a decent amount of time. If you’re only here for the PSN trophies, you’ll have the platinum within 25 minutes and the game is fully Cross-buy supported with the PS4 and PS Vita. Utilising the in-game coins, you can dress up your character and even change the screen tint from Gameboy green to Pokemon red/blue tints – which all look great.
Overall, this game is to me a treasure to play and own. I would suggest to any of my friends or people reading this to go out and purchase this game. Definitely some fun to be had. If you are a trophy hunter this game is a no brainer for you, it boasts 6 unique trophy lists spanning across 3 regions and 2 platforms. You will have separate lists for PS4 and PSV along with separate lists for NA, EU and Asia. However, even if trophies isn’t your thing, this game sure will be. I can’t speak enough how much these developers do with sometimes what seems a minimalist style of game. It’s honestly astonishing to see how much fun you can have with a title such as this.
If you are a trophy hunter, you have to pick up Jack N’ Jill DX. I got the platinum in under 20 minutes.
Jack n' Jill DX is an interesting platformer with a long story. First released in 2013, this one button platformer is an arcade gold. It's simple yet challenging. Branching paths, many levels, additional content, improved graphics and music. All of this make for a great game for its price.
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