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Jailhouse Jack review (iOS / Universal)

January 24, 2012

“Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin’ to the jailhouse rock”

10 word description: Jailbreak themed puzzles. Direct the action, rewind whenever you like.

10 word review: Well designed, lots of fun. Another great game from Donut!

You will like this if you enjoy: The kind of polished, pick-up-&-play mini-classics produced by Donut Games. Puzzle games. Games where frustration has pretty much been completely eliminated.

The good news: Graphics, music, puzzle design, the excellent rewind feature, plenty of levels, lots of puzzle element variety … pretty much everything here is spot on.

The bad news: Hard to fault, really.

Arcadelife verdict: It takes a few levels to get into, because it’s quite different from the majority of iOS games (even the rest of Donut Games’ catalogue), but once you figure out the fairly simple basics of the gameplay it is a ton of fun. I can’t stress how much I love the rewind feature – it feels like the puzzle designers want you to do as well as possible and not punish you just because you put something in the wrong place. Highly recommended.

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 8.5/10
Audio – 8/10
Controls – 9.5/10
Content – 9/10
Fun – 8.5/10
Final rating – 87/100

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.01
iTunes link

Donut Games website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 5.0.1)
iPad (OS 5.0.1)
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