Jailhouse Jack – iPhone & iPad
Donut Games is at it again with another successful and addicting iOS app. In the sense of the theme of the game, it is quite different from their other titles – but it stops there as they are typically consistent in keeping their titles easy to play yet hard to master. Additionally I admire that all their titles have the same look and feel and have a particular formula to the way they’re played. So how is it different?
In Jailhouse Jack you are on a movie set complete with a Director and crew, you are Jack escaping from jail and the goal is to gather all the keys on any level in order to progress. You’re given a set number of switches that allow you to jump, travel up or down ladders and set bombs in order to win. The most prominent feature of the game though is the timeline scrubber that allows you to rewind or fast forward your movements if you make a mistake. This ties into the movie/film reel theme quite nicely. You’ll encounter other characters in the game that will assist you – like the bomb expert or characters that are trying to kill you like policemen or the attack dogs from Donut Games’ previous hit title Sunday Lawn.
There’s enough variety and challenge in this game, much similar to their other titles, to keep you going for quite some time – and it’s a universal app so you can play it on both the iPad and iPhone with level saving on both devices.jailhouse jack iphone ipad