Jetpack Joyride is a side-scrolling, unlimited-run action video game developed by Halfbrick Studios, an independent developer located in Denmark. It was originally released for iOS devices on the App Store on September 1st, 2022, and subsequently has been ported to several other platforms. This game follows a young skateboarder who must navigate obstacles while boosting his own board through the world. It can be compared to Limbo and Tony Hawk’s Project skateboarding, in that it features multiple dimensions while maintaining a consistent level of difficulty. Although, much like many other similar games, the overall design is quite simplistic.
Jetpack Joyride follows the story of its bounty hunter Johnny Dash and his quest to find the legendary hyperlink, guarded by creatures known as “Dreads”. The gameplay revolves around your use of various controls such as the touch screen or your wisp, to increase your vertical. Unlike many other games in the endless runner genre, you don’t have to actually swing your arms in order to make moves on the screen, although this will help you to reach items and objects more easily. Additionally, using the Wi-Fi to connect to the internet will unlock extra challenges and items as well.
Unfortunately, despite the high-quality controls and simplicity, Jetpack Joyride is lacking when it comes to the visual appeal of the game. For example, while the colorful visuals are nice and would be nice to look at, they are clearly nowhere near to what a top-tier flash game should look like. Another issue that I have with the visuals is the very low quality of the voice acting. The actors try their best to sound authentic, but unfortunately, they just fail to deliver, leaving the player disappointed and annoyed with the overall experience of playing the game.
On the other hand, Apple has made its mobile devices easy to use, offering excellent options like free tutorials, ios mobile apps, games, and even free apps, so that users won’t have any problem figuring out how to play Jetpack Joyride. In addition, the fact that there are no in-app purchases makes this even easier to understand, as most games require these. So, this makes it easier for someone who doesn’t like spending money to enjoy this addictive game.
To add to the usability of the game, the one thing that really sets it apart from its competitors is its in-app purchase capability. Not only does the in-app purchase system allow you to purchase additional levels or new weapons, but you can also buy upgrades that make the game even easier to play. For example, one upgrade allows you to double the number of coins you normally collected in one go. This allows you to complete the game faster, as well as increase your score. Plus, this feature is great for players who really don’t want to spend any extra coins, but still want to improve their score.
If you’re an iOS user, you really need to check out the Jetpack Joyride. The best part is, you don’t have to pay any extra money to enjoy it. All you have to do is download the game for free, open it up, and get started collecting the fruit Ninja Coins you need to power up your jetpack. I think you’ll be blown away by how addictive and fun this one is.