(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really a full fledged game review as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a certain game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know whether it’s worth your time/money or not.)
Now, I’ve said it before and I’m SURE I’ll say it again, but it take a lot for me to get into these simple single-tap casual high score chasers that release practically daily on the App Store. I’m not saying they are bad games at all. There is just so many of them out there! It feels like if you’ve played one, you’ve played them all.
Anyway, that’s originally what I thought the recently released, Jazz Smash was going to be like when I first downloaded it. I mean, the App Store Description doesn’t tell you much with:
Tap to Smash!
Hit everything and enjoy the sweet music of destruction
Level up to unlock more items and new bats
In developer, Mamau’s defense, that’s pretty much the gist of the game. There’s not really a whole lot else to it.
So, what is so damn fun about this game and why can’t I stop playing?? Is it the jazzy soundtrack that plays in the background? The different sounds everything makes when you hit it? The leveling up and collecting new things to destroy? The answer is yes. All of the above. There is something oddly satisfying when hitting each item that comes in your path and watching it shatter or bounce away. What makes things a little more fun is that everything that falls before you is almost in rhythm of the background music. Seriously. I’ve spent WAY too much time playing this game!
That doesn’t mean the game is perfect by all means. I would have loved to have had more than ONE song to tap my toes to while playing. The game tends to get a little stale with playing the same tune over and over and over. Especially when you start getting into the higher levels and each game takes a few minutes of playtime.
Regardless, for what it is, Jazz Smash is a fun little casual game that kills some time when you’re standing in line or sitting on the toilet. (Just being honest!) I’m at level 60 right now and still having fun playing it here and there. So, if you’re looking for something to play on your lunch breaks this week, Jazz Smash might be the game for you.