E3 2011: Halfbrick's Machine Gun Jetpack sends Barry Steakfries to new heights


Next to Ninja Frenzy's Sensei, Barry Steakfries has become Halfbrick's unofficial official mascot, appearing in games like Monster Dash and Age of Zombies. Now, at this year's E3, we had a chance to hands-on with Barry's newest adventure - Machine Gun Jetpack.

Like Monster Dash, Machine Gun Jetpack is a "survival" game, asking you to continue towards the right side of the screen, earning points on a never-ending path until something eventually stops you (whether it be an actual enemy, a laser beam divider, etc.). Here, Barry is equipped with a jetpack, allowing you to tap on the screen and cause Barry to float into the air, shooting bullets as he flies. The longer you hold your finger on the screen, the higher Barry flies until you eventually reach the top of your particular screen, whether that be on the iPad or iPhone. It should be noted that the entirety of gameplay is accomplished via a single tapping motion on the screen, but don't for a second think that this makes Machine Gun Jetpack overly simplistic. Meet us behind the break to see what I mean.