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Jack N’ Jill DX

Jack and Jill went up a hill…and ended up in a video game. Indie game Jack N’ Jill DX came to the Nintendo Switch eshop recently. I received a review code for the game and checked it out. Is Jack N’Jill DX any good?

Jack N’ Jill DX is a runner. You do not control the movement of your character. At the beginning of the level, you press A and the character runs. After that, all you can do is press A at the right time to make sure the character doesn’t fall into a pit, hit an enemy, or a spike.

The gameplay is pretty basic, with a few twists introduced here and there that sort of keep the game interesting. If you like runners, thne you might like this one. To the game’s credit, it does have a lot of content: a main mode, challenge mode, and mini-games. Plus hats you can buy with in-game currency to customize your character.

There are no checkpoints in the levels though. Some of Jack N’Jill DX’s levels can be a bit long. And if you make one mistep, like getting hit by an enemy or landing on a spike, you die and have to go all the way back to the beginning. This can be frustrating. I had to repeat several levels over and over before I got them 100% perfect. Not because I wanted to but because it was the only way to go forward in the game.

Graphics wise, Jack N’ Jill is simple looking. The each world is very bland looking, with ok backgrounds. You can unlock color palettes that change the black and white graphics of the game.

Jack N’ Jill DX isn’t a horrible game. Its a basic runner with a good amount of content. Runner fans may enjoy it, though there are better runners available on the Nintendo Switch. Jack N’Jill DX is an ok time killer.

Jack N’ Jill DX gets a 6.0 out of 10.

Thanks to Ratalaika Games for providing a digital code for this review. Jack N’ Jill DX is now available on the Nintendo Switch eshop!


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Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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