Get To Know the Powerups in Mega Jump

May 10, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   About Our Games  //  22 Comments

The world of Mega Jump is filled with powerups. These give you abilities that help you during your epic journey for brief periods of time. They make you faster, relieve some difficulty, and generally bend the rules in your favor. Here’s a breakdown of all the powerups you will come across in Mega Jump:

The Boost Stars

Boost StarBoost stars are plentiful in the world of Mega Jump. Collecting one of these stars gives our hero a boost, sending him careening upwards. Stars come in a variety of colors, each one more boost-tastic than the last: yellow, green, blue and red.

The Winged Boots

Put a spring in your step by grabbing the winged boots. The boots amplify every jump you make – and they even amplify boost stars. The result is bigger, faster jumps that give you a leg up.

The Magnet

Increase your attractiveness with the magnet. When you have the magnet, you’ll notice that coins, stars and even other powerups can’t resist you. Suddenly collecting items becomes easy as taking candy from a baby.

The Balloon

The balloon gives you a little extra girth, but you’ll also be light as a feather. Grabbing this causes our hero to bloat a little. It will let you float upwards at a leisurely pace, plowing through enemies and other obstacles along the way.

The Umbrella

Slow your descent by collecting the umbrella. This powerup lets you float downwards as gently as Mary Poppins, giving you valuable additional seconds to move left or right to catch the next coin.

The Fireball

Hitch your wagon to this and you’ll go sky-high. The fireball sends you rocketing upwards on a ball of flame and smoke. You’ll barrel through coins, powerups and enemies because nothing can stop you with the fireball!

The Supernova

You had better hang on tight for this one. The supernova is not unlike the fireball, but it has our hero rocketing at such break-neck speeds that he becomes the center of an extremely powerful gravity well. Suddenly all objects are drawn to you like moths to a flame. You will gobble up all the goodies in your path – no exceptions!

These powerups are only the beginning. You can look forward to a lot more powerups coming soon to Mega Jump. And if you have an idea for a Mega Jump powerup, we would love to hear it!

Mega Jump Reviewed by

May 9, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   In the Media  //  4 Comments

Mega Jump is certainly not suffering from lack of attention these days as much digital ink is being spilled to heap praise upon it. This latest review comes from, which suits us well since we’re a Toronto-based shop:

“Mega Jump is a great little game to pass some time. In my experience, the game is perfect for long waiting lines as game play delivers just enough variety to keep you playing.”

Read the full review here

Mega Jump Reviewed By – Rated 5/5

May 9, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   In the Media  //  No Comments

The great reviews keep pouring in for Mega Jump. This latest one is from, who awarded it a perfect 5/5 rating. Money quote:


“Unlimited coins, awesome powerups, and a little orange dude. Only one place to find it. Mega Jump. The game was released a few days ago and it looks to be a great challenge to Doodle Jump. Many have tried and failed but this game has style. It has power-ups. It’s the one. And only Get Set Games could make it.”

Read the full review here

Mega Jump Reviewed By Appmodo – “Rich Gameplay!”

May 8, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   In the Media  //  No Comments


In addition to being well-received at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival today, Mega Jump was also the subject of another highly positive review. This time it was from Appmodo. Nikhil Katti writes:

“The graphics are … the best combination possible with the cartoon eye bulging of the character to the animations that will most undoubtedly put a toothy grin on your face.”

“Think of a Doodle Jump, but so much more!”

“You’ll be amazed with how long you’re going to be playing! Cheap price, but rich gameplay!”

Read the full review here

Thanks, Toronto Comic Arts Festival – We Had a Blast!

May 8, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Events  //  1 Comment

Toronto Comic Arts Festival

We had a great time at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this morning. It was great to meet so many nice people and talk turkey about iPhone games. We got tons of great feedback on our works including Mega Jump. You can be sure that we plan to act on that feedback very soon.

Thanks so much to everyone who came by!

Mega Jump Reviewed By AppAdvice – “You’ll Be Hooked”

May 8, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   In the Media  //  4 Comments

Mega Jump continues to build steam. It has just received its first official review and it’s a great one. From the sounds of it, Trevor Sheridan of AppAdvice had as much fun playing Mega Jump as we had making it. He writes:


“From playing this game way longer than I originally set out to do I found this to be the most addictive game in all the various casual endless games I’ve reviewed.”

“From the first second you play this game you’ll be hooked.”

“This is one of the best casual endless games out there.”

Read the full review here

Mega Jump Makes a Great First Impression

May 7, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   In the Media  //  No Comments

Mega Jump has begun climbing up the charts on the App Store and people are taking notice. Pocket Gamer chimed in with these kind words:

“It’s the power ups that really make the experience fun though with the usual array of wacky boosts to collect, magnets to attract more gold coins, and monsters to avoid.

The game’s presentation is really good too with eye-popping graphics and punchy sound effects.”


The Mega Jump Facebook Page is growing quickly, where some bold comparisons are being made:

“Mega Jump is the Sonic the Hedgehog to Doodle Jump’s Super Mario Brothers.”

“Reminds me of the beautiful painted backgrounds of Critter Crunch!”

Meanwhile, the fine folks in the Touch Arcade forums have been especially supportive of Mega Jump, providing tons of encouraging comments and some terrific brainstorming of new ideas for future updates:

“Wow, this game just ROCKS!!
Frantic! The presentation is wonderful, really like the character.
But the best thing are the various power ups like magnets, bombs, ballons and many more….
This game is perfect for quick session and is a lot more exciting than Doodle Jump… way better, I think. Really one of my new favorite jumping games”

Mega Jump is Now Available for iPhone and iPod Touch – Start Jumping!

May 5, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Announcements  //  1 Comment

Mega Jump

We are thrilled to announce that Mega Jump is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch!

Mega Jump is what happens when you take a jump game and pump it full of gorgeous graphics, potent powerups and abundant arcade action. The goal of the game is to jump, leap, vault, boost and rocket to the greatest heights imaginable. You’ll guide an adorable little monster on an adventure from a jungle, through tree-tops, above mountains, past the horizon, into outer space and then who knows where!

Are you tired of doodling around? Then get Mega Jump now and start an epic journey!

Get Set’s Newest Game: Mega Jump

Apr 30, 2010   //   by Matt Coombe   //   Announcements  //  3 Comments

We’re happy to announce that Get Set Games has submitted its latest game to Apple for approval! The game is titled Mega Jump and features a little monster character you may recognize.

Mega Jump is an Action/Arcade jumping game where the goal is to climb as high as possible through beautiful multilayered, hand painted backdrops while collecting as many coins, power ups, boosts, combos and loot pickups as possible. While Doodle Jump is an obvious inspiration, we’ve pushed the graphics and arcade action as far as we could to make the game incredibly fast paced and explosive.

Our tiny protagonist will be battling his way from the placid mossy earth of the forest floor through the treetops, ruins, sunlit clouds, and up to the moon and galaxy beyond!

Get Set Games Sponsors TOJam

Apr 22, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

We’re thrilled to announce that Get Set Games is going to be a sponsor of this year’s TOJam. For the uninitiated, TOJam is an annual game development jam that takes place in Toronto, Canada. Hundreds of game developers come from all over the place to tackle an ambitious goal: make a game in a weekend.

Get Set Games historians will tell you that we started this company after participating in numerous game dev jams together. We have participated in all 4 TOJams to date. And one of our developers, Rob Segal, is an organizer for TOJam. So it means a lot to us to be able to be able to sponsor this year’s event.

The event starts tomorrow, April 23 and runs until Sunday, April 25. Registration is completely full. We will be there all weekend working on a completely awesome new game for the iPhone/iPad. There are sure to be many good times.

Hope to see you there!


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