Jetpack Joyride, a game that's already seen huge success on iOS, finally came to Android today. The game – which ranks with Temple Run in terms of interest and demand from Android users – comes to us from Halfbrick Studios, the minds behind the insanely popular Fruit Ninja, and delivers the same action-packed, stylistically awesome experience as its iOS counterpart.
The game invites players to "take to the skies on a one-way trip to adventure," following the story of Barry Steakfries, who breaks into a secret lab to free experimental jetpacks from evil scientists, causing plenty of mayhem in the process.
Besides the standard Machine Gun Jetpack, players can collect a ton of other gear, from upgraded jetpacks to new outfits and collectible items. Jetpack Joyride also gives players plenty of reason to keep playing with competitive online leaderboards and unlockable achievements.
Besides a fun, addictive gameplay dynamic and heaps of action, Jetpack Joyride has great visuals. While its art style is cartoonish, it fits perfectly with the game's overall feeling and offers a consistent visual experience.
To check for tablet compatibility, we have installed Jetpack Joyride on a Transformer Pad 300. On this 10" tablet, it ran just fine, though the graphics did get a little blocky. It's quite possible that Halfbrick will be releasing an HD version with higher quality textures optimized for tablets.
Interestingly, Jetpack Joyride is only available through the Amazon App Store for now. Those who would rather not go through Amazon likely don't have long to wait for a Play Store release, but in my opinion the game is worth checking out immediately. Just click through the link below to grab the free download.
Update: You also get a $1 credit for the Amazon MP3 store just for downloading.
Download: Amazon App Store