Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013 by Danny Rosenberg
Shoot your way through Jack Lantern’s world of machete-wielding cartoon skeletons.
Jack Lantern is not messing around with these monsters. As you jump and climb through the ghastly levels, you collect candy that serves as gun-buying currency. Destroying your enemies also gives you points towards your next purchase.
The game encourages progress with careful placement of checkpoints. Defeating monsters requires more finesse than simple click-and-shoot; you have to duck and dodge to avoid their attacks if you want to stay alive. Jack Lantern also makes extensive use of wall-jumping as a slick technique to get around the level. Make sure you have plenty of bandwidth – at times my jumping was spotty, resulting in some real frustration. I mean, somebody’s gotta cap these ghouls!