jetpack Joyride (App store-link) Is one of the most popular arcade games offered by the App Store. Halfbrick Studio’s freemium game, also known for the classic Fruit Ninja, has collected over 2,500 reviews in the German App Store alone with an average of 4.4 stars. Now the successor is preparing to climb the App Store.
Jetpack Joyride 2 was launched in Australia, New Zealand and Canada this week. Such a soft launch is common in some countries with freemium games, as it allows developers to fine-tune with the help of a large number of players worldwide before the final launch.
As the protagonist of Jetpack Joyride 2, Barry is used again. “They will have new equipment and weapons to fight new enemies in this adventure and to carry out their work through the laboratory to stop the experiments of scientists,” the developers tell us.
Even if the actual game idea is unchanged and we revolve around the new part with a jetpack again, the gameplay has changed a bit. Jetpack Joyride 2 is level-based and offers various boss fights at the end of each section. When you were almost done with the first hit in the predecessor, the life energy is consumed in the new part.
It will be interesting to see how the freemium mechanism works. Jetpack Joyride was also recently offered free of charge and financed only through in-app purchases, but the successful game was originally published as a premium app. And that was a long time ago: In September 2011, Jetpack Joydride saw the light of day. Will remain open even when the successor is visible worldwide.