The mobile world has seen a huge amount of running game clones lately since the success of Temple Run. They tend to follow a strict format but some games like Juju on the Beat have taken the idea of endless running but put a challenge twist on it. This free game opts for a side-on platforming view combined with auto running to make a fast-paced game of reactions and quick thinking. If you can think fast you can rise to the challenge.
Juju on the Beat is a minimalist game with a quirky art style. Essentially you just see your character running across isometric blocks on a purple background. This gives it the super simple feel of games like Flappy Bird where it?s not about looks but more about skill. Having said that? a little more artistic content would be good. The game simply involves tapping to jump which sounds easy but becomes a very challenging case of perfect timing. As you run you aim to collect gems which will unlock new characters. Unfortunately this game suffers from some lag problems on some devices and can be unresponsive leading to frustrating missed jumps.
Juju on the Beat is part of a new breed of simple challenging games that almost aim to drive you mad. You will find a certain addiction in beating the game but bugs and constant adds can be a turn-off.