The Great Escape with Red Jumping Hood 1 and 2
I grew up watching and reading about fairy tale characters. As I get lost in the story, I always think of myself as the main character. However, there is one story that I overtly loathe. Imagine yourself as Little Red Riding Hood. You expect to see your sick grandmother and you end up gorged by a Big Bad Wolf. Tragic isn’t it?
The Story of Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood was based from the famous Grimm Brothers; creators of the famous children’s stories that are still taught and celebrated up to this generation. Little Red Riding Hood have different versions that was passed in different generations.
A wolf wants to eat the girl but is afraid to do so in public. He approaches Little Red Riding Hood and she naïvely tells him where she is going. He suggests the girl pick some flowers, which she does. In the meantime, he goes to the grandmother’s house and gains entry by pretending to be the girl. He swallows the grandmother whole, (In some stories, he locks her in the closet), and waits for the girl, disguised as the grandma.
When the girl arrives, she notices that her grandmother looks very strange. Little Red Riding Hood then says, “What a deep voice you have,”"The better to greet you with,” said the wolf.”Goodness, what big eyes you have.”, said the little girl.”The better to see you with.”, said the wolf. “And what big hands you have!” exclaimed Little Red Riding Hood, stepping over to the bed. “The better to hug you with,” said the wolf. “What a big mouth you have,” the little girl murmured in a weak voice. “The better to eat you with!” growled the wolf, and jumping out of bed, he swallowed her up too. Then, with a fat full tummy, he fell fast asleep.
A lumberjack, however, comes to the rescue and with his axe cuts open the wolf, who had fallen asleep. Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother emerge unharmed. They fill the wolf’s body with heavy stones. The wolf awakens and tries to flee, but the stones cause him to collapse and die. (Sanitized versions of the story have the grandmother shut in the closet instead of eaten, and some have Little Red Riding Hood saved by the lumberjack as the wolf advances on her, rather than after she is eaten.) (Wikipedia.com)
Red Jumping Hood’s Gameplay:
was based from the Grimm Brothers’ story, Little Red Riding Hood. In the app, Red Jumping Hood runs in the endless forest to gather flowers for her sick grandmother. However, the poor girl is chased by various obstacles: the wolf, bees, cactus, and vines.
The app reminds us of our favorite Nintendo game, Mario Brothers, created with a feminine vibe. Red Riding Hood can be placed in the endless runner category, along with Brave and Temple Run. Unlike the Temple Run games, Red Jumping Hood was built with a simpler gameplay: all you have to do is get the flowers and escape the big bad wolf, elude the vines, sting of the bees and the spiky cactus.
Kids will enjoy this kind of game for its simple gameplay. But, if your kid plays games like Marvel vs. Capcom, this will be extremely boring for them. They will end the game in a matter of seconds. I recommend this game to parents who have kids that adores fairy tales. This will be a great bonding experience and will allow kids to relive the story of Little Red Riding Hood’s escape from the Big Bad Wolf. This game will be much stimulating if there are power-ups to help Red Jumping Hood achieve her goal.
The graphics are highly commended; it is well optimized for the iOS gadgets and has vibrant colors suitable for children. The cute and lively music is also kid appropriate and well suited for the gameplay. The part where Red Jumping Hood flops is not too risky for our kids’ eyes. There are no ghastly images shown when she fails to cross the gaps or if she’s caught by the wolf. Overall, I like this game for kids. For adults like me, I think this is not something that I can endorse. Let us just leave the exhilaration of the Red Jumping Hood for kids ages 6 to 10.
1. Cut & Jump
- You have to cut the Flowers for grandma and Jump to avoid various Obstacles
2. Various Obstacles
- Cactus, Wolf, Spider, Vine, Bee etc
3. 2 type Controls
- Gesture & Button (Righty, Lefty)
4. Global High Scores & Combo
- Submit your scores online & Share the Scores using Facebook.com
Who would ever think that the Big Bad Wolf adores beautiful flowers? The vicious monster doesn’t want to share some to the naughty Red Jumping Hood. Our naughty little Red Jumping Hood can’t get enough of the wolf’s flowers so she tries to get some more in the second game. Help Red find the way to get as many flowers while escaping the Big Bad Wolf in .
Red Riding Hood was just picking up flowers for grandma, when she heard the wolf trying to stop her. She had no choice but to have a bizarre mocking escape. The game basically is the same as the first Red Jumping Hood. This time, she goes up and down the hills as she tries to cut flowers in the air with big flowers cutter.
Unlike the , this version provided power-ups. It offers unlimited dashes, and upgrade for the flower cutter. This power-ups will help Red Jumping Hood have a smooth escape. However, the controls are a bit stiff in Red Jumping Hood 2. You need to hold and swipe in order to let Red Jumping Hood reach the flowers. As the game progresses, players abruptly feel exasperation with the controls.
- Simple touch and swipe action.
- You can feel the rhythmic speed by jumping and dashing into the sky
- Cut and gather flowers as many as possible while running away as fast as you can from the silly wolf!
- Avoid that annoying homing bees and spider net. Don’t lose your speed!
- Power-up items can be found through the game. That really come in handy.
- Various upgrades and consumable items will help you to jump higher and run faster!
- Compete with your friends and people around world through Game Center leader boards
The controls of are stiff compared to the first app. I don’t think one could master the controls without having that drained feeling. The hold and swipe motion is tiring compared to the tap and swipe controls of Red Jumping Hood. I think kids will have a hard time dealing with the controls of this sequel.
The graphics are still the identical, so you can still relish the vibrant colors of the first app. Red Jumping Hood 2 live up to our kid-friendly ideals when it comes to sound effects. Plus, there’s still no sign of revolting images even if Red Jumping Hood is held captured by the wolf so I can say that this game is pretty safe for kids of all ages.
Jump in with first or the second Riding Hood?
I admit that the colorful graphics alone makes this game pretty irresistible. Plus, I’m a kid at heart so I don’t think I can let a fairy tale game pass. However both of the games are too plain for adults, so it’s still more appropriate for kids.
The first game is much easier to use with its tap and swipe controls. Plus the sudden appearance of the bees and the spiders completes this kid friendly game. The sequel of the Red Jumping Hood basically has the same amount of fun but failed abruptly with its controls. I wish they had made it simpler for it to be easier for kids to play the sequel.
Overall, I give these two apps 3 stars for its commendable gameplay and for making a tribute to one of our beloved fairy tale characters.
and by TrueMobile Inc. is available in the App Store for free.
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