JAZZ: Trump's Journey Preview- 1920s New Orleans Comes Alive
Form a band, win a contest and fight racism in this intriguing platformer from BulkyPix.
Newly announced iPhone and iPad games often fall through the cracks, largely because there's so much competition and the resulting sensory overload. We cannot keep track of them all.
With this in mind, it takes a unique concept to grab our attention, and we have to say, BulkyPix did just that with JAZZ: Trump's Journey, a musical platform adventure set in 1920s New Orleans.
The game stars Trump, a jazzman that takes players through a series of memories that help tell the story of how he became a successful musician.
Over time, gamers will form a jazz band, fall in love with a beautiful lady named Coquelicot, win a New Orleans Music contest and fight racism, though how that last part fits into the narrative (and what players need to do in order to achieve this goal) remains to be seen.
We do know this: meeting new band members enhances the music, adding percussion instruments, the piano and trumpet, among others. Trump can also use his trumpet to stop time, which will probably come in handy while attempting to navigate moving platforms and defeat bosses and policemen.
The fact that the developers Egg Ball took inspiration from the biography of acclaimed musician Louis Armstrong could be an added bonus. At some point, Trump plays in prison, a scene that mirror's Armstrong's life.
Screens, meanwhile, look promising, with attractive 2D visuals featuring characters and architecture pulled from the time period.
Our only concern involves that aforementioned racism, and Egg Ball's handling of the subject. There's always the fear something could get lost in translation, creating a problem for BulkyPix down the road.
For now, we look forward to seeing what this promising mobile game has to offer. That said, JAZZ: Trump's Journey will make its iOS debut January 19.