AppDictions App Review
Despite the many, many applications in today’s market for every kind of gadget, it is very rare that we find a single game that is the whole package. More often than not, there is an aspect or two where an app comes up short—whether in game play or appearance or some other.
Just Funny Games tries to overcome this common occurrence by producing a game for the iPhone and iPad that’s about as good as an application can get. Check out Jake Escapes!, a new arcade game that provides plenty of excitement and action.
The premise is that Jake, the world’s greatest thief, is now bored of his profession and is seeking thrills elsewhere. More specifically, he has now stolen an alien artefact and is on the run from everyone, while attempting to handle the greatest power in the world.
Users help Jake climb buildings while blasting enemies from different windows. There are different objectives for every level, as well as different placements of the enemies to make things more difficult.
Game play is easy to get a hang of, as you simply swipe the screen to control the character’s movements. Jake Escapes! is responsive and quick, so there are no frustrating losses and stalls.
There are only 17 levels to the game, meaning it can be finished quite quickly. Hopefully, future versions of this game will offer longer game play along with more challenging levels. Despite the relative shortness of the entire game, the quality will not leave you disappointed. The 3D graphics are stunning, especially with the new iPad’s retina screen display. Even in the iPhone or iPod Touch, one will be able to appreciate the craftsmanship of the game designers with the detailed backgrounds and excellent graphics. Of Jake Escapes!
Meet Jake, the world's greatest thief. In fact he is such a good thief that he has become somewhat bored with stealing altogether and he is now desperate for the ultimate challenge.
Then there's Doc, Jake's friend and clever scientist. Doc managed to crack the Echelon Network and discovered the existence of an alien artifact known only as the G.R.A.I.L., hidden away in Area 51.
Stealing the G.R.A.I.L. is the least of Jake's worries; dealing with its awesome power is another matter entirely! Oh yeah, and the Crime Lords…
When the news of Jake's daring heist – and the existence of the G.R.A.I.L. – is revealed it seems everyone wants to get their hands on the mysterious artifact, including the most dangerous and devilish Crime Lords across the globe!
Then there's Bob. The U.S. Government is determined to capture Jake and recover the G.R.A.I.L. by any means, even if that entails unleashing the legendary and unfailing Secret Agent Bob! Watch out, Jake!
- in stunning HD compatible with the New iPad retina display.
A comic adventure
- build your story by completing the jobs in any order you like and watch it unfold through colorful comic-style cut scenes.
- use intuitive touch screen controls to stay ahead of the chase!
- complete jobs by collecting items and help solve the G.R.A.I.L. enigma.
- tap on enemies to have Doc blast them.
- defeat the deadly Crime Lords in challenging battles.
- climb, dodge, jump and fight as you scale the skyscrapers of each Crime Lord.
An original soundtrack
- feel the world of Jake Escapes come to life!
Think you can handle the chase? It's time to get in shape. The escape starts now!