The makers of Paper Toss, Ragdoll Blaster, DragonVale, and Ninjump are back it with a new spin-off of Ninjump. The original was an endless climbing game based on Ninjatown as your ninja climbs up the side of the screen, and you tap to flip sides. Now, there’s Ninjump Rooftops, which rotates the game horizontal transforming it into an endless runner. The game style has been seen before numerous times ranging from the classic Canabalt to more recent fare like TMNT: Roofotp Run. It’s a side scrolling runner where you simply tap to jump between rooftops, and you also have a double jump ability. The game is well designed to make for a high quality endless runner, that may be too familiar for its own good.
The main distinction is that there’s a unique combat system allowing you to jump on enemies to destroy them. If you destroy three of the same type of enemies in a row, you’re then given a special power-up to charge ahead 500 feet. There are opposing ninjas, squirrels, birds, bees, and pandas, with each one introducing a unique animation for the boost. That is essentially the only nuance, and it leaves the rest of the game as just another endless runner. It’s extremely repetitive in its own right with each run playing out almost identically in the introduction of enemies, based on distance traveled. If you’re familiar with other endless runners, this one is even more redundant, and all of the extras are as expected with a three mission system, collectibles, upgrades, and in-app purchases.
Ninjump Rooftops (Free, Universal) is just a ninja themed version of a game you’re probably familiar with leaving it one to skip that doesn’t really deserve any more words.