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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Aug 23, 2018
    80
    Very basic but highly approachable, with an addictive gameplay hook and cheap entry fee, Jumping Joe & Friends is a strong candidate for impulse purchasing on Nintendo Switch eShop, and offers more depth than its basic aesthetic would suggest. Online connectivity would have done wonders for potential replay value, but for pick-up-and-play Switch gaming, this one is hard to beat.
  2. Jun 6, 2018
    75
    Jumping Joe and Friends embraces simplicity, requiring enduring vigilance as it challenges the player to accumulate as many points as possible. The result? Not only a tense arcade platformer, but a reasonable party game that suits the Switch’s pick-up-and-play charm.
  3. Sep 23, 2018
    70
    Jumping Joe! & Friends is an entertaining endless runner-cum-platformer that promises hours of fun. Whether alone or with a friend, you can always find new challenges. Just be aware that the gameplay - as should be expected - can feel repetitive after a while, and the brightly-coloured graphics can be a strain on the eyes after a prolonged playing session.
  4. Jul 9, 2018
    50
    Thanks to its extremely direct control system, anyone can pick it up and play it. The problem is, the game is too simple for its own good and quickly enough, it becomes too repetitive, forcing the players to manage their time more wisely lest they end up getting tired of it.
  5. 45
    There are plenty of solid mobile ports on Switch–see Riptide GP: Renegade and Astro Duel Deluxe–but Jumping Joe & Friends is not one of them. The local multiplayer is the game’s best feature, but ultimately the game is just way too bland. It is priced fairly, but I still have a very hard time recommending it. It may serve well as a temporary, kind-of-fun distraction for your kids, but even then, there are much better alternatives out there.
  6. Jun 6, 2018
    40
    Again, it’s essentially an enhanced port of a free-to-play mobile title. We also know QubicGames can do better than this – with the likes of Robonauts. This one, though, is more in line with the limitations of Astro Bears Party. Given its simplicity and bright presentation, it’s best recommended for a younger audience.
  7. Sep 10, 2018
    20
    All in all, Jumping Joe and Friends is your typical smartphone experience – shallow, repetitive and lacking any real hook to keep you playing. Even the multiplayer wears out its welcome in a matter of minutes. The list of excellent or just fun Switch titles is already a long one and continues to grow with every passing week. Any one of those would be a better investment than Jumping Joe and Friends.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 26, 2018
    8
    Solid platformer The controls are smooth and the graphics are cartoony. Worth the price but you can go through most of the game pretty quicklySolid platformer The controls are smooth and the graphics are cartoony. Worth the price but you can go through most of the game pretty quickly its pretty good. Expand