Back at E3 I sat down with the guys from TrueAxis to check out their upcoming game Space Tripper and get the low down on some upcoming Jet Car Stunts DLC. As you may recall, just before E3 was WWDC, during which Apple release the gold master for the then upcoming iOS 4 upgrade. Not long after, it was released, leaving TrueAxis now not only scrambling to finish the DLC pack, but also add in all the iOS 4 refinements they wanted to. After "some headaches," as they described it, the upcoming Jet Car Stunts update is currently in Apple's hands waiting for review.

This update is bringing an additional 26 levels available for a DLC purchase of $1.99, as well as the levels from the lite version being added to the full version for free. The previous impossible difficulty levels are now playable in casual mode. Best of all, Jet Car Stunts has been updated to not only have full screen anti-aliasing on both the 3rd generation iPod touch and iPhone 3GS, but also full Retina Display support on the iPhone 4.

If this is the first you've heard of Jet Car Stunts, you simply must check out our review. It's a platformer that's been cleverly disguised as a 3D racing game where you must use your jet car to overcome insane obstacles, jumps, loops, and other stunts. The visual style is delightfully retro, with extremely simple 3D models set on top of an endless sky. The game runs at an astronomical framerate, and is one of the few games we've awarded 5 stars since the inception of our ranking system.

You really can't go wrong with Jet Car Stunts, and with the addition of the upcoming DLC pack and other enhancements, this great game is getting even better.

  • sk8erdude50

    finally, can't wait
    will def buy

  • sk8erdude50

    finally, can't wait
    will def buy

  • lukeb

    JCS gets my official endorsement as the #1 iphone/itouch action game. I won't be able (or often willing) to find most of the shortcuts in the dlc levels, but at least I just made it to #3 on Impossible B (original level).

  • lukeb

    JCS gets my official endorsement as the #1 iphone/itouch action game. I won't be able (or often willing) to find most of the shortcuts in the dlc levels, but at least I just made it to #3 on Impossible B (original level).

  • ImNoSuperMan

    Been waiting for this DLC ever since they mentioned it on the forums. Cant wait :)

  • ImNoSuperMan

    Been waiting for this DLC ever since they mentioned it on the forums. Cant wait :)

  • Michael

    And I STILL haven't beaten "Impossible E". They say this DLC pack is harder, so I can't imagine how hard THESE impossible levels will be......

  • Michael

    And I STILL haven't beaten "Impossible E". They say this DLC pack is harder, so I can't imagine how hard THESE impossible levels will be......

  • Zoet

    So glad that the 'Impossible' levels will now be in casual mode! I love this game but I'm just not hardcore enough to get very far on 'normal' difficulty!

    • TheFamousEccles

      Same here. I'm generally pretty good at video games (Heck, I've beaten Kid Icarus multiple times.), but I can't get past normal. Still an amazing game though.

  • Zoet

    So glad that the 'Impossible' levels will now be in casual mode! I love this game but I'm just not hardcore enough to get very far on 'normal' difficulty!

    • TheFamousEccles

      Same here. I'm generally pretty good at video games (Heck, I've beaten Kid Icarus multiple times.), but I can't get past normal. Still an amazing game though.

  • TKO

    Wohoo! Can't wait to see this one updated. ..Don't be fooled by the "simple" description of the graphics. The shadowing and art-direction IMHO still make it really pretty. And the frame rate is amazing on my humble 3G. :)

    • TrueAxis

      The frame rate has been tweaked with the update... I noticed the frame rate deteriorated ever so slightly when run on iOS 4 with the 3G. This has been rectified with the update and the game on all iDevices runs super smooth.

  • TKO

    Wohoo! Can't wait to see this one updated. ..Don't be fooled by the "simple" description of the graphics. The shadowing and art-direction IMHO still make it really pretty. And the frame rate is amazing on my humble 3G. :)

    • TrueAxis

      The frame rate has been tweaked with the update... I noticed the frame rate deteriorated ever so slightly when run on iOS 4 with the 3G. This has been rectified with the update and the game on all iDevices runs super smooth.

  • Name

    A bit sad that this dlc isn't compatible with the ipad version.

    • TrueAxis

      The DLC works on the iPad but on 2x mode...

  • Name

    A bit sad that this dlc isn't compatible with the ipad version.

    • TrueAxis

      The DLC works on the iPad but on 2x mode...