Jetpack Joyride on Facebook: When the same old is a beautiful thing
First a hugely successful and critically-acclaimed game for iPhone and iPad, Jetpack Joyride recently went free-to-play on the platform, inspiring millions more downloads. Players have likely spent twice as many hours sending machine gun jet pack-equipped Barry Steakfries careening into countless zappers, missiles and laser beams along the path to glory. (This guy included.)
Along the way, players receive an endless supply of challenges that do well to mix up the play hook for those that so choose to follow them. For the collectors out there, this version of Jetpack Joyride packs every item available for coins that the mobile version does, fancy jet packs and all. Not to mention the brand new Gadgets are up for grabs as well. (And yes, players can purchase more coins with Facebook Credits.)
Aside from the ability to post high scores to Facebook and leader boards populated with your Facebook friends, there is nothing different about this version of Jetpack Joyride from its mobile counterpart. As blissfully simple of a game this gem is, that's a bit of a bummer, especially considering the makeover Fruit Ninja received in its transition to Facebook. One can only hope the future holds some more interesting changes for Jetpack Joyride on Facebook.
And you have to wonder what the guy is headed toward in his endless journey toward the right. Is he trying to escape his captors in lab coats? Is he being paid for endless scientific trials? When you think about it, Barry's existence is a sad one, but he somehow keeps that immense, toothy grin on his face. Maybe that's what it is that keeps us playing. Well, there's only one way to find out.
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