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Game review
Kill two birds with one game
by Matthew Diener 4/3/2013
Product: Jool
Publisher: Rostlaub
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Arcade, Platform
Players: 1
Version: US
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Robert Louis Stevenson famously wrote that, "In each of us, two natures are at war - the good and the evil."

While this might have been true in the 19th century, Jool has found a way to reconcile these two disparate elements of man's character and reduce them to cute, colour-coded critters that gallivant through levels of arcade-platformer action.

The end result is not an examination of the nature of man, but a satisfying, casual-friendly game with an unconventional approach to Game Overs.

Bird is the word

Jool begins with some rather familiar gameplay. You take control of a bird dashing from left to right at a fixed speed. Tap once to jump, and twice to jump higher. Along the way, you collect items for points and power-ups.  ...
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A twisty-turny platformer that still feels a bit repetitious despite its hook. Good fun, if only for the death scenes
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 6
Value: 5
Innovation: 5
Overall: 6
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