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Old 05-25-2017, 03:24 PM   #1
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Magikarp Magikarp Jump

Magikarp Jump was released today!

Here's the link to it on the iOS and Android stores.

The basic premise of the game is that you are in a town that loves Magikarp battles, where they see which Magikarp can jump the highest.

It's mostly a clicker game, tapping on the berries that pop up in your Magikarp "tank" to raise your Magikarps Jump Power(JP). You can also do training which raises your JP faster. You can train with a Jump Counter that looks quite familiar to the veteran player!

Once you train your Magikarp to a high enough Jump Power, you can enter it in League Battles. Your Magikarp will battle against another Magikarp to see who jumps the highest. There isn't much you can do in the League Battles besides watch and hope your Magikarp wins, but the commentary is silly and you can tap to the screen to have words of encouragement scroll by. Sure, the trainer's design isn't super interesting, and there's no customization option, but isn't the focus supposed to be on the Magikarp here? I also appreciate that they made the trainer fairly gender neutral.

There are support Pokemon that you can win/buy with coins or diamonds that give you extra boosts either during training or League Battles. The first one you get is, of course, Pikachu, but there's others like Snorlax, Charizard, and the Alolan starters.

Your Magikarp can only go up to a certain level before it has to "retire". This means you can't train it anymore, but you can enter it in League Battles until it loses. You'll then be able to fish up a new Magikarp, that might have a different pattern/color than your previous one!

It's honestly just a cute, silly game that you can just pick up for a few minutes at a time. To be honest though I've been playing it all afternoon.

Who else has been playing it? Have any cool Magikarp Patterns you want to share? Any tips for being the very best Magikarp Trainer, like no one ever was?

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