You Have No Excuse Not to Download Jetpack Joyride for Your iOS Device

on December 19, 2011 4:00 PM

Because it’s free. You heard me: Halfbrick is giving away downloads of Jetpack Joyride in the Mac App Store. The side-scroller is reminiscent of those obstacle-laden hovercar stages from Battletoads and Donkey Kong Country Returns‘ barrel rocket stages but it’s quite a bit more frantic and there’s already been plenty of free DLC available for it.

John thought it was a bargain for 99 cents. And now the price tag has been slashed by 100 percent. Word to the wise: Halfbrick hasn’t said how long this game will cost you nothing, so get on it before it’s too late.

The game stars Barry Steakfries, a working man who breaks into a jetpack development lab and, as the title of the game might imply, goes on a bit of a joyride. Your main objective is to avoid obstacles that might put an end to Barry’s adventure such as missiles and electrified barriers.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.