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If you’re an avid arcade gamer, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard about Jetpack Joyride. This Editor’s Choice game is an epitome of arcade games for smartphones with an engaging gameplay and stunning animations and graphics. This free to download arcade game has over 100 million downloads in the Google Play Store. It is also available to download for iOS users from the Apple iTunes store. Jetpack Joyride offers a bunch of in-app purchases as well but none that are absolutely necessary to progress further into the game.
Jetpack Joyride is a show of bullet-powered jetpacks and giant mechanical dragons. The 2D side profile screen is strikingly similar to a scene out of the classic Mario Brothers game. Perhaps Jetpack Joyride borrows some inspiration from the latter but it definitely has managed to make an individual name of its own. In Jetpack Joyride, your main goal is to clear the span of the level by dodging flying meteors, fire and other dangerous barriers while collecting coins and special boosters all at the same time. The controls of Jetpack Joyride are simple enough to understand but the levels can be a challenge to clear. All you need to move your action hero, Barry Steakfries is swipe on the screen for the direction you want him to fly.
There is a short backstory to the game as well but the main emphasis is on the several levels, stages and works instead of the plot. Along the course of the game, players can collect and unlock new jetpacks. The jetpacks that are available in the game number by dozens but you’ll need to gain a certain amount of experience and coins to collect them. You can also fly all of the jetpacks you unlock and add to your collection. If you’re running out of patience and need to buy a new jetpack fast, you could also bring out the real cash and pay for the in-app purchases. This will help you unlock features more quickly but you don’t really require them to make it far in the game. Jetpack Joyride is pretty much a true free to play game, Jetpack Joyride offers a roster of levels and missions that you can take on. Clearing these levels will upgrade your skills and boost your ranks. You can also show off how well you’re doing in the game by sharing your progress with your friends or by checking the leaderboard charts.
There’s a ton to do in the actual game as well. Apart from flying your jetpack dodging lasers, and collecting coins, you can also take control of giant mechanical machines including dragons and more. You can also drive crazy vehicles and other cool sci-fi creations in the missions. There are a lot of customization options in Jetpack Joyride as well. For example, you can equip your player with new and improved high-end gadgets as well as a bunch of different power ups to make him shoot across the level. Jetpack Joyride also supports multiplayer mode. You can invite your friends to play in the game and challenge them one on one.
Jetpack Joyride is a pleasant blend of adventure, arcade and tech. If you’re into arcade games that not only provide an exemplary visual presentation but are addictive, we recommend trying out Jetpack Joyride. Be wary of some technical bugs though! We’ve seen people complain of the app crashing and facing glitches in some of the newer updates.
Jetpack Joyride is one of the top apps in the Arcade app category, which belongs to Halfbrick Studios. It's last update was on March 19, 2019 and it has been already downloaded 100,000,000+ times. On the app store it has now 4,742,918 reviews. After you get to Jetpack Joyride page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.