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Not much fun to be had with Jailbreak

Don't expect to make it to freedom with this glitchy game.

Jailbreak has all the makings of a fun game: fun graphics and simple gameplay. However, a major glitch and lack of a help feature didn't leave us coming back for more.

Jailbreak opens with the Main Menu. There, you can turn the sound off and on, select the game's difficulty, and check the high score. We would have like to see some kind of a help feature to tell us how the game works, but it didn't include one. After selecting the Normal difficultly level, we tapped New Game to get started. Our little inmate appeared on the screen being chased by dogs. It wasn't immediately clear what the symbols in the left and right corners represented, but a quick tap revealed that the left made the character jump and the right made him squat down and slide. While we were figuring out the controls, our character just kept running and running without encountering anything. Finally, we spotted a gate, but it was too late; we had run into it and the dogs caught up with our inmate. And that was when we encountered the glitch. The game just shut down and closed out on us. So, despite having two more red hearts indicating our lives left, we had to restart the game. A second, third, and fourth try had the same outcome, so, sadly, we weren't able to make much progress with the game.

While the lack of a help feature was frustrating, we could have worked around it; however, the glitchy performance prevents us from recommending it for play.

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