This game review is a guest post from Austin Griffith.

Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley, Review & Opinions

Warning: May contain some spoilers.

Picture this: Running thru a side scrolling action landscape, blonde girls chasing after you as you shoot them up along with their idol and your nemesis Brad.  Now grab one of these girls and throw her on her face, using her to slide down the side of a skyscraper and repeat this action once more. You may be thinking “What the heck? Are you crazy?”

No, this isn’t crazy.  This is Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley and that was the opening sequence.

The Story

So here is how it goes.  That cinematic just described to you was Captain Smiley #23, As you finish the comic you find your comic book set is being repossessed and it looks like Captain Smiley is Bankrupt! You soon learn from your trusted secretary Gerda that the helpful people at Twisted Pixel (the games creators) have built you a base with a machine capable of Jumping you into other comics to raise money, rebuild your fan base and get your own comic back up and running! You soon begin transporting into all sorts of other comic genres and every one is filled with perverted jokes whether from other characters or your buddy Star, sexist jokes, and parodies of other comics.

The Game Play

At first glance Comic Jumper may look like a beat-‘em-up game but it is anything but.  There are only brief ‘Beat-Em-Up’ sections in each comic and most of the time you will be using Captain Smiley’s guns to shoot up foes. The controls are simple and easy to master and with all the jumping you must do they make it easy.


Captain Smiley features some pretty impressive graphics especially for just being a 1200 Microsoft Point game. Although I wouldn’t call them the most impressive graphics I’ve seen in an arcade game they do not disappoint.

Voice Acting/Character Dialog

The characters speaking in Comic Jumper are outrageously funny.  Although a bit perverted and sexist at times it is amazingly good. You will hear the loud math Star cracking jokes a plenty and the other characters throughout the story will have the same effect. The voice acting is solid and does not come off as over done or cheesy.

Final Thoughts

Comic Jumper is an outrageously hilarious game with good graphics, solid game play, great voice work and a challenging set of puzzles.  Although it is definitely, in my opinion, a guy game, it is well worth the 1200 Microsoft Points.

Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley is available in the Xbox Live Marketplace for 1200 Microsoft Points (15 USD)