The simplicity of the controls are a major part of why I like this game so much. Rayman automatically runs through the levels and one touch button performs nearly all the other possible actions. Use it to jump, fly and wall jump as you navigate your way to the end of each level. Punching, which is only possible in the final chapter of the game has its own button in the bottom right. The simple controls make this less clunky than most games that started out on a console.
There are 40 levels to get through and they are split into 4 worlds. Getting to a new world unlocks a new action. In the first world you can only jump. The second unlocks the ability to fly using your helicopter head. The final two lock the ability to wall run and punch. Having to unlock these actions is a real motivation to continue playing.
Getting through each level is the easy part and you could “complete” the game in no time. The real challenge is collecting all the Lumps. There are 100 of them in each level, some harder to reach than others. If you collect all Lumps in a level you get a red gem-tooth and getting 5 of these will unlock a race level.
As a casual player of the previous Rayman games I enjoyed Jungle Run but there are some aspects of the game that might annoy the more hardcore fans.
Whether you’ve played a Rayman game before or not you should consider Rayman Jungle Run if you’re looking for an auto-runner that’s blissfully easy to control and great for both casual or more challenging gameplay. It costs $2.99 and you can download it here.
Rating 4/5 Stars.