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Jetpack Joyride review

JackSin07 · entertainment · opinion · 01/06/2021

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<span style="font-weight: lighter;">Despite a few hours of fun, the popular game from Half-Brick has a steep drop-off a bit into playing.
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<span style="font-weight: lighter;">Presentation:

First and fore-most let's take a look at the presentation. The games menu is simple enough. It shows " The Stash" or the store. Players can buy items, power ups, costumes, etc. using coins they can collect during the game or buy from the IOS/Android/PSN store. Also on the menu are the credits, the leader boards ,and a connect to facebook option. The last and most important option is to look at the missions (I’ll explain those later). Now to actually start the game you press circle and start playing. One thing i didn't like about it was lack of variety. you can only play one level over and over. This is a particularly big con since it can make gameplay seem repetitive and boring over time

<span style="font-weight: lighter;">Gameplay.
<span style="font-weight: lighter;">In Jetpack Joyride, you are Barry Steakfries (what an awesome name!): A man stuck in a job until he finds upon a secret facility where he discovers a jetpack with a machine gun which he decided to take. You then have to try and get as far as you can while collecting coins, dodging missiles, avoiding lasers and more.
It is a single button game where you can fly with the jetpack and shoot you gun down wards at the same time by pressing X. This is a rather simplistic way of playing a game. This might make someone not enjoy the game as much since all you are doing is avoiding obstacles while your character automatically moves
Along the way there are coins you can collect to buy stuff from The Stash ( the store). The exact items you can buy are clothing, jetpacks, vehicle upgrades, utilities, and gadgets. In the stash you can also see your profile and awards. Awards are certain things you can do to gain more coins.
Now the main (and only) thing that will keep you coming back for more are the missions. Missions are things that you can to do to progress through the game. Each one has a star value and you have to get a certain amount of stars to get to a new rank. There is a total of 15 ranks that require harder mission each time. Once you reach 15, you can reset it, do the same things you did the first time, but now you start at level 16.
In Jetpack Joyride there is a total of two songs. One at the menu and one during gameplay. They just keep going on and on and on, and its repetitiveness is a constant incentive to turn the game off
Graphics aren't that amazing.In all honesty they are terrible. It's just a 2D runner. If the game had different levels this might not be as big an issue, but you are just seeing the same image in the background over and over.

The Verdict
Jetpack joyride is a good game to play when you are bored. With its mission system and things to buy at the store it can be played over and over again but you may see little reason to. However it is 100% free so there is no reason not to give a go.

Final Score: 6.8
+ Free on Playstation Store
+ Great mission system
- Zero replay value after getting to rank 15
- Only one level/map

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This was an interesting review, but next time you should go deeper into some of the ideas you meniton.