Jetpack Joyride Review
Posted: 3 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
As well as points your aim is to travel as far as possible. Contact with any obstacle means you die and your go is over. At the end of each go you can use you spin tokens in a slot machine to gain prizes to help on the next go. You can also collect gear in the game while playing. These include vehicles like "Bad As Hog" (a chopper), "Mr. Cuddles" (a mecha dragon), "Crazy Freaking Teleporter" (a teleport device), "Gravity Suit" (lathering gravity), "Profit Bird" (a bird-shaped plane which ejects banknotes), "Lil' Stomper" a mech suit, and "Wave Rider" (a jet ski).
On each run you have three missions to try and complete as you go. Things like high-fiving (running past) scientists, avoiding coins for a set distance, flying close to zappers, or having a near miss with missiles. If you complete a mission you are awarded stars based on its difficulty.
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 01/09/2011
There are limited edition packs for specific brands like Back to the Future, Metal Slug, that are purchased at an additional price to play. Purchases are for coins for cosmetic items as well as vehicles and jet packs to help in the game:
- Coin Barry Pack (250,000)
- Coin Booster Pack (20,000)
- Coin Mega Pack (50,000)
- Coin Ultimate Pack (1,000,000)
On iOS and Android the game includes adverts that are watched in return for items that help you progress in the game.
ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence, Alcohol Reference, Simulated Gambling.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.
Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.
High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.
Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
1 Button: Can play with single button.
Mouse And Keyboard
Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.
Mouse Alone: Can play with just the mouse/mouse button/mouse wheel.
One Tap Anywhere: Play with touchscreen, tap anywhere.
Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required or can be skipped or disabled.
How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.
Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.
Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events.
Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.
Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.
How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.
Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events.
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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