Rope Jump, a simple Windows Phone 8 game that may drive you nuts

There isn’t much to the Windows Phone 8 game Rope Jump but it is enough to drive you crazy trying to master this game.

Rope Jump is simply a game of jump rope where timing and speed being the key to success. It may be surprising how difficult it is to get those two aspects in tune so you can any success at Rope Jump.

Again, there is not much to Rope Jump. Your main menu includes the option to jump into game play, rate the game, follow the game over on Facebook or Twitter and mute the sounds.

Jumping into the game you will be greeted with directions to tap the screen when you are ready to test your rope jumping skills. When you tap the screen, a glowing rope will appear with a skeleton. Just tap the screen when you want the skeleton to jump to avoid being hit by the rope.

The goal of Rope Jump, as you would guess, is to jump the rope for as long as you can. The longer you survive the faster the rope spins. Should the rope hit your skeleton, he is sent back to his grave and the game is over.

When you first start playing Rope Jump, don’t be shocked if the best you can do is two or three jumps before the rope takes you out. Game play can be a little on the frustrating side which may eat into the appeal of this Windows Phone game. Rope Jump lacks an online leaderboard to see how well you are doing compared to others. In the short time I have played Rope Jump, my personal best hasn’t seen double digits yet.

Overall, while there’s not much meat on the bone, Rope Jump is a decent game to have in your Windows Phone 8 gaming library for the times you want to test your reflexes or are just looking for something different to pass the time with. Still, don't get your hopes up for a gaming title that will occupy your time for hours on end.

Rope Jump is a free, ad-supported game that is available for Windows Phone 8. You can find your copy of Rope Jump here in the Windows Phone Store.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.