Spring Ninja is one of the latest from Ketchapp Games, and while it bears some resemblance to classic platform / sidescroller games, it does incorporate some original elements that make it fun. The premise is to have your ninja jump a specific distance, and while it sounds simple enough, it’s the reason why this game is addictive.
Spring Ninja is very easy to pick up: just tap to make your ninja jump, and if you need him to jump a longer distance, press your finger down a little longer before releasing. Now if you want him to jump a short distance so he doesn’t overshoot the target, then make a quick tap and let it go quickly.
That’s all you need to know about the controls, but rest assured that the game is challenging. The most difficult aspect of this game is trying to get the jumping distance right, but it’s not so hard you’ll feel like the game is being unfair.
Another nice thing about Spring Ninja is that you don’t need to score a certain number of points to get an upgrade. There is no upgrade actually, so you’re at the best of your abilities at the start of the game. Your goal here is to get the highest score possible, and you can do that by jumping over the platforms.
At the start of the game, it’s going to take a while before you calculate the distance properly, but that’s part of the fun. Overall, Spring Ninja is an enjoyable game. It’s simple yes, but if you’re looking for something quick and fun, this will do.