Strap on your jetpack, take to the skies, and flee from your enemies in Halfbrick Studios’ Jetpack Joyride.
Meet Barry Steakfries, a struggling gramophone salesman turned sleek badass who goes on an action-packed adventure in this mobile game. Honestly, how could you not be the coolest guy with a last name like that? In Jetpack Joyride, your protagonist floats and flies through side-scrolling levels with the help of a jetpack. How did he get into this situation in the first place? Barry broke into the secret laboratory that builds experimental jetpacks. You are introduced to the protagonist, as he steals one of them from the evil hands of scientists and flees the scene with the help of his new nifty gadget. Naturally, it is not quite as easy as that, as the scientists not only devoted a lot of hard work into building obstacles into their laboratory, but also set themselves to catch our hero.
Jetpack Joyride is another fun endeavor by the guys and girls that published Fruit Ninja. Halfbrick Studios just seems to have a talent for coming up with quirky story lines and concepts for their IPs. A ninja who slashes fruit in half? A gramophone salesman who steals a jetpack? Pretty bizarre if you ask us!
Jetpack Joyride is a side-scrolling endless runner with charming retro-style graphics. The controls are intuitive and simple: all you have to do is touch the screen to ascend and release to descend. This is mirrored by challenging gameplay with tons of obstacles and attacks that you have to evade in order to continue. There are bullets, bubbles, rainbows, lasers, and many more obstacles that will make it hard for you to get out unharmed. As in many other endless runners and jump and runs, there is something for you to collect along the way. Try to get as many coins, vehicles, and power-ups as you can find. Fun costumes will add a humorous spin to the app.
Collecting coins and completing missions will reward you with the ability to buy new gear, jetpacks, outfits, and items in The Stash. Upgrade and customize your character to constantly beat your highscores.
Jetpack Joyride is available for Android, iOS, and Windows devices for free.