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JO CAPTAIN [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (70%)

14 Nov

Jo Captain is a dodge and collect game released by Akeza Media Limited.

“Jo Captain is an action game which requires fast reflexes and skill. You will take command of Captain Jo in a space station overrun by an infestation of aliens which are trying to destroy his plant. Your mission is to eradicate them to save the planet.”

This game puts you in control of Captain Jo who’s job is to collect the collected orbs that are smaller than yourself and to avoid the enemy orbs/shapes that are highlighted at the top of the screen.

You can zip around the circluar play area at a fair speed making avoiding the enemy fairly easy at first. If you hit the enemy in later levels then it is one touch and it is game over.

As you progress in the game even the sides of the circle can become dangerous with sharp spikes appearing around quarter of it.

When you collect enough of the items, then a star will appear which is circled by a deadly metal snake, you need to dodge past the rotating metal snake and grab the star to move onto the next stage of the game. As this happens the enemy changes and therefore making the last objects you were avoiding now the ones you want to collect. This can be a little confusing for a moment, until you readjust your mind.

There are the odd powerfuls to collect, these are generally bombs, which can be triggered by the on screen button. The explosion happens around Captain Jo is a small circle which can protect you for enemies if you find yourself in their path and unable to avoid them.

The game is controlled by a virtual joystick and there is a button to set off a bomb if you have one.

The graphics and sound are both reasonable, but only basic and functional.

On the upside:

  • A solid dodge game.
  • Fast gameplay

On the downside:

  • Switching of enemies can be confusing at times.
  • Very basic graphics and sounds.
  • Difficulty levels are locked, with only easy available at the start.

Overall, this is a reasonable little game, but has nothing that will keep you coming back for long. I think with a few tweaks unlocking the difficulty levels and changing the graphics to give a bit more difference between them could improve the game. If you like your dodge games this one is worth a look, especially at the low price.

Rating: 70%

Size: 19.4 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.79

Link: Jo Captain – Akeza Media Limited

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Game - Arcade, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS

 

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