Review: Jack N’ Jill (Nintendo Switch)

Will you help reunite Jack N’ Jill? 140 levels and a bunch of mini games!. Once upon a time, Jack and Jill, went up the hill, to fetch a pail of water. It didn’t particularly end well for them, and to be honest, things aren’t exactly great for another Jack and Jill either.

Pros:

  • Charming retro-inspired graphics with a simple Black and White appearance.
  • 53.7MB Download size.
  • Platformer/runner gameplay.
  • Controls- One button. Your character will move on its own and you just have to time the jumps.
  • Seven worlds with 20 levels within each.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Play as either Jack or Jill.
  • Finish worlds to unlock mini-games.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Collect coins in levels to unlock harder challenges.
  • Earn tickets in mini-games and challenges to buy new character models in the in-game shop.
  • Simple gameplay.
  • Easy controls.
  • Chiptune soundtrack.
  • Instant reloads upon death.

Cons:

  • Soundtrack wears out very quickly.
  • Constant difficulty spikes.
  • No touchscreen support.
  • One trick pony.
  • Little replay value especially if you do not want the extra challenges.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 5/10
    Sound - 5/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.8/10

Summary

straightforward concept. You press start, Character moves automatically and you just press a button to avoid obstacles and do a bit of platforming. It does it well and does have some great level designs but it can get punished quickly. It is a fun game though and one that plays better on the handheld I just wish it didn’t take so much work to get such little rewards.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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