JetPack Joyride Review: Very Fun to Play, Annoying Restarts From the Get Go… (Video)
JetPack JoyRide is a mixed bag of impressions, but basically it’s a fun game to play. Created by the folks who created Fruit Slice, Halfbrick Studios, this game is a free side scrolling action title, that we tested on a Allview Alldro 3 Speed Duo tablet. You play as Barry Steakfries, an angry office worker who decides to tear the place up using a jetpack.
He starts destroying the secret laboratory where he was working and uses a jetpack to get around. The jetpack seems to be shooting some sort of miniguns and the aim here is to get as many meters as possible, avoiding traps like lasers and bombs, for example. You also get spin tokens, basically a slot machine after the level is over that can give you rewards. All you control in the game is the elevation of the character, that will keep going forward and he’ll even get some powerups along the way, like a robot or motorcycle.
The part where you set records is the jump Barry does when he runs into something. Get more meters and you set new records. As usual with this type of games, you will have to start from the beginning each time you die, so you have to do it all over again. If you’re lucky you can get a slot machine result of a plus 750 meters from the start. Anyway, it’s a fun free game to play and we gave it an 8.5 out of 10. You can download it from here.