Halfbrick thinks its latest Jetpack Joyride [$.99] update might be its best update ever, and we kinda have to agree. Catering to its most loyal, the infinite, er, flyer's latest update includes a brand-spanking new mission structure for prestige-level players. Each time a user prestiges from this point forward, they'll earn new badge challenges that will take them "deep into the bowels of understanding everything" the game has to offer. This, in addition to a new forest level, more achievements, new items, and new upgrades, makes for a great argument about it being the best ever in our minds, at least.

And there's more to come, of course. In the update notes, Halfbrick mentions that its already working on the next update, though no details are available at the moment. Not that it needs another, as Jetpack Joyride is one of the most well-rounded, feature-rich games on the App Store right now. Seriously, check it out.

  • Anonymous

    I'm thoroughly surprised at just how much I love this silly little game.  I like it so much in fact that I feel bad I got it for free during that facebook promotion.  I would have gladly paid 99 cents for Jetpack Joyride.

    I actually completed all the challenges so I'm really looking forward to this update.

    • http://twitter.com/putermcgee putermcgee

      if you actually do feel bad, you can still help them out by promoting the game to your friends and stuff. i'm not into buying IAP gold for the game, but since i've had so much fun with the dev's games, i buy their other titles to be supportive.

      i did pay the buck fir this game, and yeah, it's so worth it.

  • Adams Immersive

    I tried JPJR due to the reviews, but I bore quickly with endless “runners,” and touchy "balancing" between obstacles like this gets on my nerves. I also don’t like this kind of pixel art, especially when it’s not pixel art (purely my personal tastes). Furthermore, I know I’m a minority, but I dislike when games rely too much on a meta-game like achievements (and the JPJR “missions” are essentially similar). A game’s play and action should be fun on its OWN without needing to add that layer of compulsion!

    But here we have a case where those little goals—starting out easy—served a very good purpose: they got me to keep playing JPJR a bit longer than I would have at first glance. Long enough to get past my dislike of endless runners, and long enough to get a bit of a handle on “balancing” the thrust and controlling Barry. Then they kept me playing long enough to get pretty GOOD at controlling him. At some point I realized I was having fun with this combination of my least favorite game aspects! And fun matters more than looks, to me!

    So much fun, in fact, that I started the game over after finishing it. And then finished it again! Only one other game (Space Miner) can claim that! So I highly recommend this game... even if I can’t put into words why!

    Thanks for the update. I’ll have to play through a third time :)

  • Kim Rene Mossige

    Bah. Please fix the crash-on-obstacle-issue after using a headstart. The speed is too great to avoid the first obstacle

    Edit: This ofcourse does not happen every time depending on the track rendering, but sometimes I'm unlucky :)

    • Q Man

      Never had this happen and I've logged days in this great title.

    • Jacob Gehman

      There does seem to be some kind of "grace period" to orient yourself after the headstart is used. At least, I've gone through zappers unharmed if it drops me right in front of one.

      Quicker reflexes needed, perhaps? Or a weird device-specific quirk?

  • http://twitter.com/robert_wiesner Robert Wiesner

    Can someone explain what this new mission system is about? I've finished all missions before the 1.2 Update once.

  • Anonymous

    Updated and it wiped out my inventory.  All my progress is there, achivements, missions I was on (I've gone through them once and so far they don't look any different), but I don't have any Jetpacks or clothing  :(

    Booo naked Barry :(

    • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

      you dont used the OpenFeint cloud .... :(
      hard to start all over again, but if u had a bakcup on computer, u could get it with iPhone Backup Extractor and then u could put it back with iExplorer.Good luck, and google is your friend, buddy

      • Anonymous

        Ah, oh well, was gonna play it more anyway.

        The word "You" is your friend as well buddy, didn't seem to make you use it anymore than I used google.

  • Eric Arnott

    I got to level 150 and it restarted my levels. Is lv. 150 the last level?