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Jetpack Joyride Propels onto PSN This Week

Posted by Sammy Barker

The backpack you always wanted

Grab your crash helmet in anticipation, because Beatshapers is bringing Halfbrick’s mobile phenomenon Jetpack Joyride to the PlayStation Network this week. The title – which will be available on PlayStation 3, PSP, and Vita – sees you assume the role of down-on-his-luck salesman Barry Steakfries as he attempts to escape from his boring day job with a high-powered rucksack. Best yet, you'll be able to guide the protagonist through a slew of deadly hazards while you chomp on a Kit-Kat, because the arcade adventure only requires one button. How’s that for good game design?

“The title features a robust Stash system, where everyone can upgrade their gear, change their suit, buy some gadgets and utilities, or track their progress of unlocking 34 in-game achievements,” Alexey Menshikov explained on the PlayStation Blog.

There are a total of 16 gadgets to collect, each augmenting you with unique abilities such as super manoeuvrability and coin magnetism. We could do with one of the latter gizmos in real life, actually. “This new Minis version comes with a free unlocked Sansei look and Traditional Jetpack, with free activated Head Start, Quick Revive, and Final Blast utilities available for single use with every new save data created,” Menshikov added.

The game’s out now in North America for $3.99, and later today in Europe for £3.49. Check out the trailer embedded below.

[via blog.us.playstation.com, blog.eu.playstation.com]

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User Comments (10)

HeroOfCybertron

#3

HeroOfCybertron said:

I'll get Jetpack Joyride when it's made compatible with the Vita, I don't have any other way to play it except for on a PS3 or Vita.

rjejr

#4

rjejr said:

@HeroOfCybertron - um, it's says avaible on Vita way down... in the 2nd sentence.

I've never liked JetPack Joyride but glad it came out b/c I love the much more colorful direct rip-off Sea Stars which has more fanciful characters, music and sound effects.

HeroOfCybertron

#6

HeroOfCybertron said:

It is? Ok thanks, just when I looked at Jetpack Joyride in the PS3 store it only listed PS3 and PSP I will have to check it out later tonight on my Vita.

Azikira

#8

Azikira said:

Well since I don't have an android, I guess I gotta bite the bullet D:

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