App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Gameplay - 8/108/10
- Replay Value - 7.5/107.5/10
Monkey Jungle Runner gives players a couple ways to monkey around and kill time in a fun but not fully original way .
Monkey Jungle Runner has basic, but neat graphics. There is some pixilation, but not so much that it serves as a big distraction. The leafy ground can sometimes lead to a feeling of dizziness, but overall, the game’s graphics are largely cohesive, and the music goes well with the jungle theme as well.
The game play is challenging and though a simple task it’s slow to grow boring. The game speeds up the farther players make it, making it harder and harder, and offers multiple paths to take with its use of vines from which to swing and floating platforms that house lots of bananas. These vines are often high risk high reward, for without enough speed players will not make the platform and instead hit a round-ending wall, but if they do make it there are bananas galore, which are used to buy fun customizations for the player’s monkey, such as a bowler cap, sunglasses, a bow, and much more. Just not too much more–with only fifteen purchasable items, but that still one-hundred and twenty-five possible combinations of headwear, shirts, and tails. As a small negative, jumping from heights leaves players blind for just enough time that they are often doomed to hit a wall or land in water before they have time to jump. There are ads to make up for the fact that the game is free to play, but they are hardly noticeable compared to a lot of games out there. Maybe a full screen ad after every three or four tries. As a fun extra there is a multiplayer mode that is in the vein of pre-internet days, and both players use the same device. While it would be nice if the game had a bigger, continuous player base to have an online multiplayer, the same-device multiplayer is a fun experience itself and leads to some laughs. If players really want a challenge they can try playing both monkeys themselves.
The game play, again, is basic, but it is fun enough to maintain player interest for quite some time. With the introduction of the leaderboards, it is nice to strive for and achieve a top score. See if you can be App Apes score!
Overall, for those who like a challenge, this game might be one to go bananas for. If they added a gorilla character in future updates, we at App Apes would be thrilled, but as is, there is plenty fun to be had with just the monkeys and customization.
Monkey Jungle Runner is challenging you to be the best! In this simple and addictive fast-paced action runner you can jump and swing your way through the never ending jungle! Run and jump over various obstacles, get some speed and jump on vines for more airtime. Pick up some bananas while you’re at it and trade them for some nice customizables. You can share your score to compete with your friends and you can also put your skills to the test and compete against the world! Grab a friend to play locally and go apes together. Collect the bananas and run as far as you can together. Controls: Tap to make your monkey jump, hold the tap for greater heights. This game uses advertisements to prevent the developers from starving.
- Easy touch controls
- Fast-paced gameplay
- Local multiplayer
- Compete against the world with the leaderboards
- Challenge your friends on facebook