You know Pocket God [$.99], right? On the smaller Apple handhelds, it’s a game defined by the updates it has and still receives on a frequent basis. That tradition is continuing on in the iPad version [$4.99], as the next update is poised to add yet another mini-game set on a brand new planet to explore, Mercury, “a highly technological world where the civilization is obsessed with all things fast.”

So, what’s the game? Great. Glad you asked. It’s called “Hover Jump,” and Bolt tells us it’s something like a take on Data East’s Bump and Jump. In Hover Jump, you’ll control a hover car-equipped pygmy tasked with navigating a “treacherous” road full of jumps and enemies. Jumping on enemies or over gaps eliminates threat, but the action also tasks your fuel. The not-so-subtle idea here is the push-and-pull of conservation versus action.

The update should be out very soon, if it isn't already. If it's not showing as an available update to you, check back later as the update finishes propagating across the world.

  • Stirolak26

    Its bs how the ipad version costs five times as much.

    • Christiseattle

      Don't buy it then. Simple.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Katsafouros/666754640 Dimitris Katsafouros

    Stirolak26 has a valid point.
    How on earth can they justify five times the price for something that is essentially the same.
    They did a conversion from 960x640 to 1024x768 and that costs 5 times the original price??
    I don't think so....

    Developers need to stop the mentality of putting an HD on the title and charging whatever price comes to their mind.

    No 5 bucks won't break the bank but if the developers charged 99cents before I don't see the reason I wouldn't expect the same or similar pricing for the ipad version.

    • Paradiso

      It's not for you then. All the devs that make HD games won't miss the small group of people that think their pricing is unfair. It's business, not a negotiation. I don't like paying $60 for for a 360 game, when an older ps2 version was $40. But I think I'll live :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Katsafouros/666754640 Dimitris Katsafouros

        You seem to disregard my comment about the original pricing of the game.
        If someone tells me that something costs 1 dollar there's no way I will pay 5 for the exact same content only 10% (or whatever the exact percentage is) bigger.
        I would accept 2 dollars. But 5 is too much for the original pricing the developers have set themselves.
        They are the ones shooting themselves on the foot.
        If you charge really low you set an expectation of a cheap game (not in quality).
        If you raise the price on a similar platform its obvious that your customers will scream bloody murder and they might be right...

      • Paradiso

        You seem to disregard the content. It's not the same as the iPhone version at all. All the graphics have been redone, there are new mini games, new god powers, and new locations.

        I would've preferred an HD version of the original, but this isn't it. That doesn't mean it isn't equally fun, or undeserving of whatever price tag they choose to put on it though.

      • Paradiso

        You seem to disregard the content. It's not the same as the iPhone version at all. All the graphics have been redone, there are new mini games, new god powers, and new locations.

        I would've preferred an HD version of the original, but this isn't it. That doesn't mean it isn't equally fun, or undeserving of whatever price tag they choose to put on it though.

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