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Marvel’s Run Jump Smash! Hits Google Play, a Cartoony Way to Play as Your Favorite Characters

Marvel released a new game onto Google Play this week, Run Jump Smash!, an endless runner that reminds our experienced gaming palate of shades of autumn and Jetpack Joyride. You can play as a number of characters, all quite popular among the legions of Marvel fans. There is The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Spiderman, and the most patriotic hero of all time, Captain ‘Murica. 

As we mentioned, the gameplay is much like Jetpack Joyride. You begin running through levels, collecting coins, jumping around, and using special abilities to take out obstacles. It’s very straightforward, so the controls are done well and the cartoon graphics keep it very lighthearted.

The game runs just $0.99 on Google Play, so go give it a whirl.

Play Link ($0.99)

  • I guess the whole “freemium” concept hasn’t hit these guys yet. Not paying for a mobile game, sorry.

    • JMonkeYJ

      Altho I don’t generally agree with your viewpoint, for a game as shallow as this one I would much rather it be freemium, since by the time there is any incentive to pay for something, I will be bored of the game.

  • Humberto Hernandez

    Oh, another endless runner….yupy……

    Can i go now?

    • We didn’t force you to come in the first place 😛

      • Humberto Hernandez

        Naw, don’t take my comment that way 😉

        It’s just that, endless runners are the best way to show the lack of creativity on games.

  • greyhulk

    Warning: This is paymium crap. It costs $.99, but then there are IAPs. Without spending more money, the game would be extremely repetitive.

    Devs should have to disclose whether or not their apps have IAPs. It’s one thing to download a free app and find out (not that you shouldn’t already have guessed), but when you pay for an app, you generally expect it to be a one-time purchase.

    • Joseph A. Yager

      First – I agree that it really sucks when a paid app/game requires in-app purchases. I understand they are trying to keep the initial price down, but there certainly is a feeling of a bait-and-switch situation.

      However – the Play Store does show that this game has in-app purchases directly underneath the screenshots of the game. At least his is my view on my LG G2 – not sure if it’s different on the web or on tablets…

      • greyhulk

        Oh, good. Not using an Android device currently, but the Windows 8 store didn’t show anything and it was priced at $150 there, so it was extremely misleading. I refuse to download anything with IAPs, free or otherwise.

        • Joseph A. Yager

          Okay yeah – that is ridiculous!

          • greyhulk

            I just realized I forgot the period. It was $1.50 (actually, $1.49), not $150. But if I pay a buck and a half for a game, I’m expecting no ads and no IAPs.

          • Joseph A. Yager

            After the IAPs it might be $150

          • greyhulk

            Haha. If not more!

        • jnt

          Good to know. I downloaded this for my son as he’s a diehard Marvel kid, but those IAP’s will add up quickly if I’m not watching him continuously. He likely won’t know what he’s doing (he’s 6), and I’m assuming there’s no way to avoid IAP’s in Android the way there is in iOS? Maybe I’m assuming too much, though.

          • Joseph A. Yager

            If your play store purchases are password protected you should be okay

          • jnt

            Good to know. I am, but I can’t remember the last time I’ve done an IAP, so I couldn’t remember if the password protection popped up then.

    • VBM

      The game looks like a Jetpack Joyride clone. With that said: are the IAP handled like JJ? I don’t mind playing a mindless fun game like JJ because IAP’s only there for the lazy of gamers that the lifespan of the game and it’s far from necessary to progress.

  • vwbeetlvr

    Fyi this game does not work if you have adaway installed.

    • greyhulk

      That should tell you all you need to know.

      • Aj Scarpella

        It will also not work if there is no internet connection.

  • EvanTheGamer

    This game looks AWESOME and the gameplay appears to be very solid and really fun! Definitely seems to be worth $.99!

  • John Legere

    Bring back Norton, Marvel. Thanks.

    • JRomeo

      It’s about time to stop impersonating John Legere.

      • Ej McCarty

        If it’s bionic then he will just make another name and eventually everyone will start hating that person too. It’s pretty bad when you make up three accounts and everyone hates you on all three of them..

        • John Legere

          I’m only 3. Tyler Durden, Stuck, and this. Not everybody hates me. I couldn’t care less what people think either.

          • I liked Durden more lol people seem to hate this one.

          • John Legere

            Time to go back to my roots, i suppose.

          • James Hill

            Your Tyler? Your John alias seems to be a little more mature, I like the change.

        • michael arazan

          Could be worse, could be fran shammo from Verizon.

      • John Legere

        Out of respect for the Droid Life team. I am downvoting you and not responding to your allegations.

  • Someone call me when they add Black Panther.

    • EvanTheGamer

      I concur. Hopefully they’ll start to add additional characters in the future, like Wolverine. Hopefully.

      • James Hill

        Did they leave out Magneto too?

  • Dorian Brooks