Ninja Up is all about jump, jump and jump. Draw a rope for your ninja to land and spring off of continuously and eschew hazards like UFOs and enemy ninjas in the meantime.
Simple single-natured challenge
Keep jumping to break the record of your own
Compete with friends for higher rank
Well-rendered free-to-play model
July 17, 2014
Ninja Up is a vertical endless jumping game in the same vein with Doodle Jump but with significant differences. It has such similar mechanics as jumping upward continuously while avoiding deadly barriers. But how that was realized makes the difference and even adds creativity and novelty to the jumping action.
Jump, Jump and Jump
Ninja Up is one of its own kind – rather than preset platforms, it requires you to constantly draw a line for your ninja to bounce off of.
Your ninja needs a landing after each jump and at once a momentum for the next move. To let him ascend continuously, you need to draw a rope in good timing to catch him and draw a rope in proper angle and length to steer and empower his jumping.
A long rope makes a safer landing but in the sacrifice of bouncing force, while a short line gives the ninja a powerful jump at the risk of plummeting to the ground, i.e. death. To jump wildly and fast or bounce upward slowly and safely, it’s your call.
In every jump, the first 100 meters are more like warm up with none except couples of extended cranes as barriers. If with skillful, strong ropes, you can take your ninja out that distance in three jumps. Upwards, the sky becomes increasingly more dangerous as many enemy ninjas, UFOs and other barriers will show up.
Your ninja is armless. He can rely but his jumping, or your quick reflex and rope-setting skills, to evade hazards. While gravity is a constant threat, the presence of other barriers piles on putting your skills into severer tests.
Free-to-Play with no IAP
Ninja Up is free-to-play and it is almost truly, completely free. It does not have any In-app Purchase, though it could “naturally” include a premium currency, various booster items and/or optional ninjas. Nor does it restrict the gameplay with timer.
The only freemium-related feature is the inserted ads. It would be a bummer if ads pop up in the middle of jumping. Thankfully, they do not in Ninja Up. The ads are placed on the top of the main interface and sometimes show up before your next try.
Ninja Up is a small-sized creation with single-natured challenge. But it is a good one worth a play with its innovative line-drawing mechanics and challenging gameplay. The repetitive nature makes it more suitable for short bursts of immersion. [iTune Link]
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