Helix Jump review
Helix Jump is a mobile game developed by Voodoo. It was initially released in 2018 and is now available on Android and iOS. Helix Jump has more than 100 million downloads in Google Play, with an average review rating of 4,1. It is free to play and offers addicting gameplay with easy to learn controls. In the game, you have to control a ball, which is falling through a helix tower labyrinth.
Helix Jump offers simple and addicting gameplay. You are a ball, which is jumping on platforms of a helix tower. Some parts of these platforms are breakable, and you have to quickly make the ball hit such a part and proceed to a lower level of the tower. The gameplay might seem simple with such a description, but the game becomes harder and harder as you proceed. It is very addicting at first and becomes very challenging later, which sets a competitive mood and makes you want to beat another high score. For the runs, you earn coins, which you can spend in the in-game shop.
Graphics: Smooth and Enjoyable
The developers have managed to make the animations smooth and enjoyable: it is pleasant to watch the ball jump and hit another obstacle. It runs pretty quickly on most devices, and the game does an interesting thing to the spatial orientation: when you swipe your finger, the tower rotates instead of the ball moving, bringing some fresh visual experience. The only issue with the visuals is that they might lag a lot because of the advertisements. Helix Jump is free to play, and ads will pop up from time to time. The bad thing is that the game loads them right when you are playing, which impairs the impression of gameplay.
Controls: Something New
As we have just mentioned, in Helix Jump, you do not directly control the ball. You have to rotate the tower to make the ball reach a lower level. This is an interesting move from the developers, making the experience pretty fresh and solving the camera problem, which would appear if you had to control the ball. The controls are extremely simple, and you have to use only one of your fingers to swipe and rotate the tower.