Jetpack Joyride rockets onto PSP, PS3 and PS Vita today
Hi there! Phil Larsen from Halfbrick Studios and Alexey Menshikov of Beatshapers here, and are excited to announce that one of the biggest names in mobile gaming – Jetpack Joyride is coming to PlayStation Network later today, priced at £3.49/€3.99.
With over 35 million downloads around the world so far, millions more can now suit up as Barry Steakfries and join in the high-flying phenomenon.
Down on his luck as a struggling gramophone salesman, Barry comes across the “secret” laboratory of Legitimate Research, a corporation dedicated to developing crazy new technologies. Seizing the chance to become a hero, Barry begins his ride after commandeering a jetpack and making good his escape, where the player jumps in and guides his adventure with accessible one button gameplay.
Along the way, players must avoid lasers, missiles and electro zappers, all the while grabbing coins and trying out even more ridiculous vehicles – Lil’ Stomper, Profit Bird and the robot dragon himself, Mr. Cuddles!
The game features a robust Stash system, where everyone can upgrade their gear, change the suite, buy some gadgets and utilities or track their progress of unlocking 34 in-game achievements.
Grab one of 12 jetpacks including the classic Machine Gun Jetpack or the colorful Rainbow, suit up in a vast wardrobe of unique costumes and make sure Barry’s best friend Flash comes along for the ride!
Gadgets can be purchased from Stash with collected coins: there are 16 various gadgets available for Minis version. Gadgets are organised into a tier system, with a particular number of purchases required to unlock the next level.
You can equip two of them for any run but clever gadget-pairing offers extra reward. Claim precious extra sliding meters (Freeze-o-matic), super maneuverability (Gravity Belt and Air Barry), grab extra loot with Coin Magnet, or equip Free Ride to get a free Vehicle ride for your next escape attempt.
The minis version comes with free unlocked Sansei look and Traditional Jetpack, with free activated Head Start and Quick Revive and Final Blast utilities available for single use with every new save file created.
All of us at Halfbrick and Beatshapers hope you enjoy it!