Review: Jack N’ Jill (PlayStation 4)

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.
  • 55.66MB Download size.
  • Platformer/runner gameplay.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • 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.
  • Fast easy Platinum trophy.
  • Cross-buy with the PlayStation Vita.
  • Chiptune soundtrack.
  • Instant reloads upon death.

Cons:

  • Soundtrack wears out very quickly.
  • Constant difficulty spikes.
  • One trick pony.
  • Little replay value especially if you do not want the extra challenges.
  • Platinum can be earned without seeing the vast majority of the game.

  • 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

A very 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 punishing quickly but lets face it, It has an easy Platinum trophy that has you miss out on the majority of the game and with the state of the gaming world as it Is, Players will reap the rewards and disappear into the night. It is a fun game though and one that plays better on the handheld.

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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