The team behind the addictive fruit-slashing game Fruit Ninja and its many variants like Fruit Ninja THD and Fruit Ninja Puss In Boots have finally brought Jetpack Joyride to Google Play.
This game had been available on the iOS App Store since last year, and recognized by Pocket Gamer as the Best Action/Arcade Game of 2012 and the Overall Game of the Year of 2012, by Gamasutra as Mobile Game of 2011, by Game Revolution as the Best Mobile Game of 2011, and by TUAW as the Best iPhone Game of 2011, among others. It also arrived on Facebook earlier this year. A few weeks ago, it was made available as a Kindle Fire exclusive, as well.
Jetpack Joyride lets its users take on the role of Barry Steakfries, who breaks into a secret laboratory to seize a bunch jetpacks from the villains.
Gamers simply have to tap the screen repeatedly to make Barry Steakfries move up and down the screen while wearing the experimental jetpacks and avoiding lasers and rockets. During the start of the game, Barry wears a machine gun jetpack. Later, however, gamers will be able to choose from other kinds of jetpacks available in The Stash after collecting coins and accomplishing missions. There are also vehicle pickups to help Barry along the way, such as the Crazy Freaking Teleporter, Profit Bird, and Lil’ Stomper.
The game has a size of 30M, and requires a minimum of Android 2.2 to work on Android devices. It has a low maturity content rating and currently has a rating of 4.7 on Google Play.
Jetpack Joyride is free to download, and does not force users to purchase items during the gameplay.
Halfbrick Studios also has another Barry Steakfries game called Age of Zombies. This Xperia Play-optimized game, unlike Jetpack Joyride, costs $1.02 to download.
Jetpack Joyride may be downloaded from this link.