Jetpack Joyride 2 – An Instant Classic
Developer Halfbrick Studios just announced the second installment of its highly successful side-scrolling infinite runner, Jetpack Joyride. Jetpack Joyride 2: Bullet Rush is scheduled for release on February 6 in select regions. The mobile application is already available from Google Play and the App Storein Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In Europe, it will be available from tomorrow (ukuerto Rico, Portugal).
The story of Jetpack Joyride follows the adventurous view of a young boy who awakens from a strange dream after being bitten by a vicious mosquito. Impatient with his weakened state, the boy immediately transforms into a powerful, bullet-spinning, wild dog. Aiming to get back home, he sets out on a massive journey with the help of a friendly truck complete with a friendly dog, two pistols, and an armload of ammunition (that you should buy from the in-game store, which will increase your score significantly). This endless jet-powered adventure is brought to life through colorful, vibrant graphics, top-quality audio effects, and fast-paced gameplay that will keep you addicted to the game.
Jetpack Joyride follows the story of a young boy who awakens from a strange dream, where he has a strange psychic ability that lets him control powerful-looking creatures called jet packs. These creatures have the ability to shoot anything in sight, including bullets. These setbacks also allow the boys to drive their vehicles, such as snow blowers and trucks, through numerous obstacles without falling or getting stuck. The endless runner genre, in which you control an engine to complete missions, is perhaps most similar to that of Fruit Ninja, where you need to jump from platform to platform without falling off, but in this case, you have the added benefit of driving your vehicle.
The developers of Jetpack Joyride took this popular idea and made a game that feels like it’s set right in the real world. The controls work just like an iPhone, with a tap to select the character and use the keys on the screen to fire the weapon, or tap them again to jump. To perform some tricks, you must press the turbo buttons while moving, and the overall action is completed by tapping the screen. Not only does this game look and sound great, but it also plays great, with no loading times, no bugs, and an endless level of excitement… until you reach the end.
It is highly recommended for any person who enjoys playing addictive games that are a bit more action-packed than what you would find on Facebook or MySpace. The controls for jetpack joyride are simple to master, but they can get rather difficult after a while. This addictive gameplay will keep you playing well into the night, as you plan your next move and wait for the screen to slow down so you can carefully plan your next move.
Jetpack Joyride was originally developed as a Flash game using the OpenFL platform, but has since moved to use its own code for iPhone and iPad devices. The controls work just like an iPhone or iPad, using the tap to select the character and use the arrows on the screen to fire the weapons or jump. Coin collecting and power-ups are quite easy to do, but the real challenge is to win each level. Thankfully, earning stars along the way is not a major issue, as these stars can be collected by finishing each level and acquiring enough coins to unlock new jetpacks. The time limit for completing levels is rather short, which means that you really should spend as much time as possible mastering the basics of the game, before moving on to more challenging techniques.
The graphics and sound are both very good. There is nothing here that will set it apart from other flash games, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its own nice features. One of the coolest jetpacks in the game allows you to combine two characters into one, which boosts your overall score. Different power-ups allow you to collect coins while you fight enemies so that you can buy more weapons and power ups to further increase your score. The graphics are clearly a step up from other similar games, but don’t feel that you need to pay close attention to the details for this one.
Jetpack Joyride 2 is an instant classic, offering lots of fun and fast action for the iPhone and iPad. With lots of great uses for coins and unlocking new jetpacks, this game has plenty to offer anyone looking for an action packed, cool game to play. This one’s worth a try if you’re looking for a new jetpack game to play this summer!