Metacritic: 90/100
Release: Sep 2011
Reviewed on: iOS

Jetpack Joyride

Site Score
Good: Fun vehicles – One touch gameplay design
Bad: Slower progression curve than other games
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Jetpack Joyride challenges you to escape from a top secret lab with your stolen technology with the help of your jet pack. You’ll have to dodge electrical gates, missiles and all other sorts of obstacles in this side scrolling adventure.


Gameplay in Jetpack Joyride is fast paced with control limited to tapping or holding down your finger to affect the height that your jet pack takes you. You also have the option to run along the ground although you’ll often miss most coins this way (and it isn’t nearly as fun).

In addition to the unique gameplay of Jetpack Joyride the game differentiates itself by offering a huge range of customisation that let you change the main character (Barry Steakfries) and his equipment in multiple ways. This includes all sorts of fun clothing, single use utilities, gadgets to change the gameplay, different jetpacks and a range of vehicles.

These vehicles bring great variety to Jetpack Joyride and can be found randomly in each game and will last until you hit an obstacle. These include a dragon, motorbike, large mechanical walker and even a gravity suit that lets you swap between the roof and floor. The most interesting of these vehicles though is the crazy freaking teleporter which will have you randomly teleporting around which alters gameplay quite significantly while activated.


Unlocking all of these Jetpack Joyride features takes significant time though as you collect coins quite slowly even when you make it a considerable distance. While this does give the game great longevity it does mean you don’t have much to play with for your first hour or so.

Other notable features of Jetpack Joyride include spin tokens that you’ll find randomly that are quite difficult to catch but allow you to win all sorts of prizes. Jetpack Joyride also takes screenshots of each run and allows you to save it to your photos.


  • Great gameplay variety thanks to a variety of vehicles.
  • Collect coins and spin tokens to unlock lots of goodies.
  • All sorts of clothing to customise your experience.
  • Save screenshots of your gameplay to your phone.
  • Compete against others on the leader boards.

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Jetpack Joyride, 7.8 out of 10 based on 6 ratings
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