One of our favorite games from 2009, Jet Car Stunts, has finally gotten a Lite verison. So if you haven't tried it yet, you should. We gave Jet Car Stunts a 5 star rating when we reviewed it back in November and included it in our Best of 2009 gaming list. Here's what we wrote in our year end roundup:

A remarkably fun jet car racer/platformer that had us coming back again and again due to its great controls, fresh visual style and mind boggling levels. The only real complaint we've seen voiced has been the relative difficulty of the game, but, honestly, that's what made it so addicting.

The Lite version of the game comes with entirely new content as well as online leaderboards. So veterans of the game will want to give it a spin as well.

  • 5 brand new platforming levels.
  • 3 brand new time trial levels.
  • Global leaderboards, replays and challenges using OpenFeint.

Here's a video of the Lite in action:

The developers have also been running a Jet Car Stunts contest which ends this weekend. So, get practicing.

App Store Link: Jet Car Stunts Lite, Free, Jet Car Stunts, $1.99

  • Colbertj

    I'm confused. There are levels in the lite version that are not in the paid version? That makes no sense to me whatsoever...

    • TrueAxis

      It makes perfect sense because the people who have bought the game are now after new tracks... So this is a good way to give out some free content for people that want new tracks before the DLC level packs happen and for the people who have never bought the game it really does not matter, plus if they buy the game in the end then they get all new content.

      Also, it's a good marketing move to get the free version to go up into the charts because the people who bought the game will download the lite version for the new tracks. In a way everyone gets a good deal :)

      • scotto

        as a marketing guy myself, you guys get a thumbs up!

      • Nonstickron

        No, its dumb because I already don't have enough room on my phone for any more apps. I have 780 apps in itunes and if you don't count the slots for apples non-removable apps, less than 144 available spaces for apps on my phone. I could delete the paid version but then I'd lose all my saved progress. So sure, it makes sense for YOUR purposes as a company trying to boost some stupid number, but its a crappy thing to do to your paying customers.

      • arn

        you can install more than 144, you just have to search for them to launch.

      • NJMH

        @Nonstickron

        It's not their problem that you have so many flippin apps that you can't install just one more. Perhaps consider doing a spring clean of your iPhone before you go criticising the developers marketing strategy.

    • Jas

      But if you install too many apps, your iPhone will crash regularly.

      Try installing 550 apps and doinga Spotlight search for c,s or t.

      • luketrueaxis

        We might add the free levels to the full version at a later point. But for now we wanted to be a bit different

  • Colbertj

    I'm confused. There are levels in the lite version that are not in the paid version? That makes no sense to me whatsoever...

    • TrueAxis

      It makes perfect sense because the people who have bought the game are now after new tracks... So this is a good way to give out some free content for people that want new tracks before the DLC level packs happen and for the people who have never bought the game it really does not matter, plus if they buy the game in the end then they get all new content.

      Also, it's a good marketing move to get the free version to go up into the charts because the people who bought the game will download the lite version for the new tracks. In a way everyone gets a good deal :)

      • scotto

        as a marketing guy myself, you guys get a thumbs up!

      • Nonstickron

        No, its dumb because I already don't have enough room on my phone for any more apps. I have 780 apps in itunes and if you don't count the slots for apples non-removable apps, less than 144 available spaces for apps on my phone. I could delete the paid version but then I'd lose all my saved progress. So sure, it makes sense for YOUR purposes as a company trying to boost some stupid number, but its a crappy thing to do to your paying customers.

      • arn

        you can install more than 144, you just have to search for them to launch.

      • NJMH

        @Nonstickron

        It's not their problem that you have so many flippin apps that you can't install just one more. Perhaps consider doing a spring clean of your iPhone before you go criticising the developers marketing strategy.

    • Jas

      But if you install too many apps, your iPhone will crash regularly.

      Try installing 550 apps and doinga Spotlight search for c,s or t.

      • luketrueaxis

        We might add the free levels to the full version at a later point. But for now we wanted to be a bit different

  • tsharpfilm

    I was about to ask the exact same thing. lol

  • tsharpfilm

    I was about to ask the exact same thing. lol

  • Pholly

    I've been waiting to buy this until I get through some of the other games I haven't even played yet on my iPhone but I'm going to try this since it's free and hope it's not so good I have to buy it and make those games wait even longer :D

    • Coldar

      You mentioned exactly what happened to me. Once the full version was bought the distance between my other games grew even more. But with no regrets.

  • Pholly

    I've been waiting to buy this until I get through some of the other games I haven't even played yet on my iPhone but I'm going to try this since it's free and hope it's not so good I have to buy it and make those games wait even longer :D

    • Coldar

      You mentioned exactly what happened to me. Once the full version was bought the distance between my other games grew even more. But with no regrets.

  • Frog

    I really hope you will eventually do that, because my iPod Touch is also full.

    • Frog

      A mistake, I didn't click the reply button..:)

      Anyway, I meant to say that I hope that they will eventually add the new levels to the full version.

  • Frog

    I really hope you will eventually do that, because my iPod Touch is also full.

    • Frog

      A mistake, I didn't click the reply button..:)

      Anyway, I meant to say that I hope that they will eventually add the new levels to the full version.

  • Colbertj

    I apologize for starting this thread off in what became such a negative vibe! Great game, great you have some added free levels and now that you are considering adding it to the paid version, I can patiently wait while I have tons of fun with the game.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Colbertj

    I apologize for starting this thread off in what became such a negative vibe! Great game, great you have some added free levels and now that you are considering adding it to the paid version, I can patiently wait while I have tons of fun with the game.

    Keep up the good work!

  • omg

    This is the best game I've ever played. Really good idea and strategy of putting new levels in the free version. This game has an addictive nature, even with only a few levels, it is possible to play it constantly for a few hours at a time. It is similar to trackmania for the pc, requiring perfectionism, with the jets adding an extra dimension. The physics, 3d and graphics and sound are perfect, and how did they manage to fit it into 10 megabyte!??! The other racing games by big companies are over 100Mb, and by other small companies the same size but dont have the quality or the replay value. For the person who is complaining above about not having enough icon space, I could easily delete all my other apps/games to make room, because i havent been playing any other game apart from this since it was released.

    The only thing I didnt like is my OCD means I like to restart often and the top right button << is useless because it doesnt reset your time if you havent reached the 2nd checkpoint yet. I always pause and hit restart. In trackmania this isnt a problem, because the platform levels were actually platform levels and were tough to get through, but it is easier to complete the whole levels in 0 retrys here in JCS.

    Anyway, this is the best game on the idevices ever!

  • omg

    This is the best game I've ever played. Really good idea and strategy of putting new levels in the free version. This game has an addictive nature, even with only a few levels, it is possible to play it constantly for a few hours at a time. It is similar to trackmania for the pc, requiring perfectionism, with the jets adding an extra dimension. The physics, 3d and graphics and sound are perfect, and how did they manage to fit it into 10 megabyte!??! The other racing games by big companies are over 100Mb, and by other small companies the same size but dont have the quality or the replay value. For the person who is complaining above about not having enough icon space, I could easily delete all my other apps/games to make room, because i havent been playing any other game apart from this since it was released.

    The only thing I didnt like is my OCD means I like to restart often and the top right button << is useless because it doesnt reset your time if you havent reached the 2nd checkpoint yet. I always pause and hit restart. In trackmania this isnt a problem, because the platform levels were actually platform levels and were tough to get through, but it is easier to complete the whole levels in 0 retrys here in JCS.

    Anyway, this is the best game on the idevices ever!