Australian Council on Children and the Media

Mr Jump - 1Button SARL

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Mr Jump is a touch based slide scroller game. Caution: online interactivity, frequent advertising

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Mr Jump was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 4 April 2015.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Mr Jump
Developed by: 1Button SARL
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Google Play Store: Everyone, iTunes Store: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 10+ due to online interactivity, frequent advertising
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Mr Jump contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This review focuses on levels: 1-10.

App description

Mr Jump is a touch-based side scrolling game that involves playing through a series of levels involving obstacles. The objective of the game is to progress through various levels, jumping over obstacles and ensuring that Mr Jump does not hit anything or fall off the edge of his path. There are limited skills needed, but motor skills and reflexes are required. 

Reviewers comments

When the app is opened, players are presented with a full-screen advertisement – it must be manually closed with a small X in the top right-hand corner, and advertises another app called Bubble Shooter Birds. Once this is closed, players are presented with a screen containing a small red-hatted man walking on a podium in the middle of the ocean. There is a large Play button above his head, which players are required to click. There is also a small icon of a present in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, which takes players to a list of other advertised free apps – these include apps such as Jewel Saga HD, Fruits Line Saga, Dragon Jump, Gold Miner Vegas and other children’s apps.

The gameplay involves tapping the screen, or tapping and holding a finger on the device, in order to make the small character jump over obstacles. The game is a side scroller where the obstacles take the form of small silver-coloured cones that come out of the ground. These cones can be singular, and thus just require a tap to jump over them. When there are 3 cones in a row for example, players must tap and hold in order to have their character make a higher/longer jump. The length of the platform that the character is walking on also changes, with some platforms being quite long, and others being very small and requiring a number of jumps to successfully navigate through them.

If players hit an obstacle or fall off a platform, it takes them back to the beginning of the level every time. When players fail, they are presented with the percentage of the level that they have completed (e.g. 82%), as well as their number of attempts.

In App purchasing

No:

Online information

If a player fails a level repeatedly, a pop-up screen appears stating ‘Unlock the next level by inviting your friends to play Mr Jump!’. Players can also share their scores with individuals via social networking websites.

Gambling

No gambling content was found during this review.

Advertising and product placement

When the app is opened, players are presented with a full-screen advertisement – it must be manually closed with a small X in the top right-hand corner, and advertises another app called Bubble Shooter Birds. There is also a small icon of a present in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, which takes players to a list of other advertised free apps – these include apps such as Jewel Saga HD, Fruits Line Saga, Dragon Jump, Gold Miner Vegas and other children’s apps. In addition to this, the game contains a small banner that is present sporadically during game play – this contains ads for other children’s gaming apps. The app also contains full-screen ads that frequently appear when players are unsuccessful at completing a level – for example, the app contains advertisements for apps such as Clash of Clans, which present as a static image (e.g. Clash of Clans, shows a skeleton holding an explosive in his arms).

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents was found during this review.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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