[PlayStation 4] Jack N’ Jill DX Review
Jack N’ Jill DX is a 2D auto-platformer on PlayStation 4 from Ratalika Games. Learn more about this fun release in our Jack N’ Jill DX review!
Jack N’ Jill DX is a minimalist auto-platformer with simple controls that make it a game that is very easy to pick up. The aim for each level in the game is very simple: make sure that Jack (or Jill if you change characters) reaches the end of the stage. You get to control your little blob character by pressing a button to get him/her going, and a single button will make you jump and bounce on top of enemies. If you hit a single obstacle, your character will turn around and continue to run in the opposite direction. Fall into a pit or receive damage from an enemy, and you will need to restart the level. Itâ€™s a simple setup, and itâ€™s something I liked.
The game offers 120 levels across multiple worlds. The first set of stages act as an extended tutorial so that you can get the hang of things, and the difficulty slowly but steadily ramps up as you go. Each world has 20 levels, and every now and then new enemies or obstacles will be added into the mix to keep the game feeling fresh. This makes the game a great option for younger players as well as seasoned gamers who are looking for a charming and simple auto-platformer to play at home or on the go â€“ as long as you have a PlayStation Vita to complement your PlayStation 4.
To add some extra replayability, as you complete worlds you will get to collect coins that you can use in the in-game shop to unlock some bonus mini-games. These are a fun distraction and a good extra for the game, especially if youâ€™re the type of gamer that goes for finishing a game to 100%. By playing the mini-games, you will get the opportunity to earn tickets which you can use to buy cosmetic items to customize Jack and Jill.
Graphics-wise the game has been created to give us a game that has a very GameBoy look to it with lots of whites and greys as well as sharp black outlines for characters, items, and stage elements. The graphics is very clean, without any clutter, which is something I did like â€“ although every now and then I did think about how the game would look if it had a vibrant and colorful palette as is the case for the Super Mario Bros. series.
The game is also cross-buy, which means you can buy the PlayStation 4 version and get the PlayStation Vita version for free, or the other way around. This means that you can get two Platinum trophies added to your collection if you do things right since the game offers a full trophy list and does not require that you complete all levels in the game to get all of its trophies, which is something that trophy hunters are going to love.
If youâ€™re looking for a fun auto-platformer on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita then Jack N’ Jill DX will be a good option. Itâ€™s an entertaining 2D release that is cross-buy for only $4.99, and it offers two separate trophy lists for you to dive into. The character and enemy design is minimalist and charming, and Iâ€™m sure youâ€™re going to dig this one!
This Jack N’ Jill DX review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.