Back in 2005, Sonic Jump first debuted as a mobile game for feature phones. Fast-forward to 2012, and the whole effort was rebooted as an Android app under the same “Sonic Jump” name.
For fans of the Doodle Jump-like series, you’ll be happy to know that Sonic Jump (2012) finally has a formal sequel, Sonic Jump Fever. Unlike its predecessor, Fever is no longer a premium app and instead shifts over to the free-to-play gaming model. That means the game has a new emphasis on character upgrades, leader boards and social interaction.
If you’ve never played any of the Jump games, the mechanics are a bit different from the super-fast sonic side-scrolling tradition. As you might have guessed based on the Doodle Jump reference, the game has you jumping forward instead of moving horizontally, though there’s still an emphasis on speed, especially with the new ‘fever’ segments of the game.
Whether Sonic Jump Fever is a step forward or backward depends largely on how you feel about in-app purchases over paying an outright price for the full game experience. On the positive side, you can at least try the game for free before deciding whether or not it’s right for you. You can grab the game now through Google Play.