Jetpack Joyride is a 2011 classic side-scrolling endless game that was created by Halfbrick Studios. The protagonist of the video game is Barry Steakfries. The same protagonist is featured in popular games like Monster Dash and Age of Zombies. Jetpack Joyride 2 holds on to this authenticity but has revamped its level.
Synopsis of Jetpack Joyride
The game begins with a short backstory of Barry. He works as a salesman in a gramophone manufacturing company. As the sales are low, his company is about to go bankrupt. Stooping is head low, walking down the street, he comes across the “mysterious laboratory”. Spotting the jetpack, he steals it intending to do good. Thus, the game begins.
The character of Barry Steakfries is controlled by a simple joystick. The player can fire the jetpack by pressing anywhere on the screen. To stop the boost, he has to let go of the screen. The game only allows the player to control the vertical axis of the character.
The main objective of the game is to travel as long as possible and collect coins along the way. This increases the points earned. While flying, Barry has to dodge hurdles like missiles, zappers, and high-intensity lasers. During the run, players can collect spin tokens. These tokens can either be cashed out for 50 coins or used in the slot machine.
The slot machine provides prizes varying in type. You can get anything like coins, additional spin tokens, head-start, or explosives. During the run, Barry can also collect rainbow-colored boxes. This box equips Barry with a vehicle that is functional until it hits an obstacle.
Information on the sequeal
On 27th February 2021, the developers at Halfbrick Studios announced a sequel to this game. The trailer was dropped by Halfbrick Studios on their official YouTube channel. The new segment named – Jetpack Joyride 2 will feature more weapons and obstacles. The graphics of the game has been revamped to high-definition textures with the additional change in mechanics. This will make things interesting.
What’s new ?
The game has major changes in all its aspects. New bosses pose threats to Barry’s adventure. The developers have changed the infinite run to a level-based mode. You have to defeat bosses to proceed. Another change is the introduction of guns. Other than the fact that the jetpack was shooting enemies, now Barry can also open fire. He can also pick up cool weapons to defeat monsters. Barry now has a life meter in place of the one-hit kill. Barry can take in a few hits before getting knocked out.
Jetpack Joyride 2 is in its soft-release phase in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Jetpack Joyride will complete its 10th anniversary in September. Fans have come up with theories that the global release might be around the same time.
These are just theories to be precise. Hopefully, the official dates for the release will be notified in a short while. Will he be able to stop the scientists’ experiment in time? The answer lies after its release.
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