It was just last Wednesday that we expected a huge update for Junk Jack [$2.99] to be hitting soon, and in this case soon meant over the weekend. This massive content update gives the game long-awaited Universal support, and let me tell you it is a dream playing on the larger screen of the iPad. Unfortunately though, there's no Retina support, but it still looks quite good with its simplistic pixel art style. Check out the new trailer showcasing the version 1.1 update features.

Universal support is just one of the many, many new things in this latest Junk Jack update though. More enemies, items, an entire farming system, tons of food recipes and a ridiculous amount of tweaks also grace the game. You can check out the exhaustive list (literally eye-tiring) in the App Store description, but all you really need to know is that Junk Jack continues to significantly improve with each new iteration and looks to continue that trend well into the future.

Note: For some reason the lite version of the game is no longer in the App Store. We'll get to the bottom of this and update the post with a link or a reason for its disappearance as soon as we find out.

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

    I dream about a discount :O

    • http://profiles.google.com/godboubs Brandon Godbout

      2.99...come on..lol

    • http://twitter.com/Rirath Rirath

      Honestly, me too.  It's been $2.99 since launch.  I have Minecraft and Terraria on PC, and Eden on iOS - a discount would get me to bite, but I don't *need* another.

      Darn shame it's not retina, especially when the camera seems panned out kinda far on the iPad.  (Which isn't a bad thing.)

      • http://www.jshamblin.com J.Shamblin

        I hear you. The economy, right? Well, if $2.99 is a little too much for you right now, you can always wait and ask Santa for it at Chritmas. That's the best time of the year to ask for free stuff. ;)

        (Btw, JJ looks great on the new iPad.)

      • http://twitter.com/Rirath Rirath

        Well, I was replying to his "I'd like a discount" before the financial edit.  Being able to afford it isn't an issue.  For me it comes down to the simple fact that I buy a lot of apps.  If I bought every one at full price, I simply wouldn't buy nearly as many, because I choose to limit the amount I spend on such things.

        Combine that with the fact that nearly every iOS title ever eventually goes on sale, and unless I really want to play a game right away (in which case it's worth it), I'd typically feel like a sucker for paying full price.

        It's just smart shopping rather than impulse buying.

      • http://twitter.com/Rirath Rirath

        Well, I was replying to his "I'd like a discount" before the financial edit.  Being able to afford it isn't an issue.  For me it comes down to the simple fact that I buy a lot of apps.  If I bought every one at full price, I simply wouldn't buy nearly as many, because I choose to limit the amount I spend on such things.

        Combine that with the fact that nearly every iOS title ever eventually goes on sale, and unless I really want to play a game right away (in which case it's worth it), I'd typically feel like a sucker for paying full price.

        It's just smart shopping rather than impulse buying.

      • http://www.jshamblin.com J.Shamblin

        It's actually smarter and benefits you more if you pay a reasonable price for a game. Besides the fact that you are buying a game that is easily worth $10-30, you are also supporting PixBits and allowing them to continue to update JJ and making it possible for them to afford to make other quality games.

        If more devs are rewarded for making quality games, then it forces the others to raise the quality of their games in order to compete. That benefits everyone. If everyone is too cheap to spend a few dollars on games, then all that goes away.

        It upsets me when a few cheap people advertise how cheap they are in order to get more people to be cheap and influence developers to lower their prices. You're ruining it for the rest of us who want better quality games and are willing to pay for it. Because in the end, you get what you pay for.

      • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Flesh

        Not every one lives on the rich part of US or EU, don't be a dick please.

  • apemon

    Quite original to copy every idea and sound effect from minecraft (at least so it seems in the trailer)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IXIM26RZHH5TJU6YLXBMS724WA Jonas

    ITT poor kids who can't spring 2.99 on a quality game

  • Jacko DD

    This game appears to be a blatant ripoff of Terraria? Quite like how Wormhole is a ripoff of Portal, and as such valve requested that Wormhole was released for free, and by the looks of it this should be in the same boat!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BYO7IARGHZTIAGBZRUXB26TNC4 Pink Bro

      @Jackko DD

      Obviously you haven't actually played the game before. The game is far from terraria. It is not a copy of Terraria just because it is a block based side scroller. I think you need to get your facts straight and play a game before you comment. If you don't, then your comment is worthless. 
      The game is great and the update is one of the best in its history. So much new stuff to make, and plant, and mine! 

    • http://twitter.com/Nicodemus82 Nick Manfre

       You obviously haven't even tried the game. If you had you would know that it's actually quite different. Sure it borrows certain elements from Terraria, just like Terraria borrowed from Minecraft, but that doesn't make it a ripoff. If that was the case then every FPS game would be a ripoff.

      And to everyone complaining about the price... the game is $2.99 not $50 jeez. for the amount of content the game has to offer and all the future content that will come through updates, it's a bloody steal. Minecraft is $6.99 and offers way less.
      Buy this instead of getting 3 crappy $0.99c games.. you won't regret it!

    • BluesClues22

      You have no idea what you're talking about...at all. Just like Nick stated, this is most certainly not a ripoff, in fact, it takes the foundation set by games like minecraft, and improves it; just as minecraft did with games like infiniminer and dwarf fortress. I honestly feel sorry for you, because you cant tell that this isnt another 'clone'. You have no idea what you're missing. It was definitely the best $3 ive spent, and i would absolutely pay more.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CKBNMJGLGCBQOSH2BM264QIHLI Bridget

    SURPRISE, more complaints about "ZOMG 2.99 is too much!!!!1111".  Good grief.  You could pay 30 for this game, and you'd STILL be getting a deal. 

    Just absolutely baffles me.  People will pay 60 for the latest really-freaking-terrible FPS, but HOLY FREAKING CRAP, three dollars for an iOS game with endless replay value and high quality? WHAT A RIP OFF!!!!!!!111111111111111111111111

    And I love the part where someone eventually mentions "the economy" as the reason.  Honestly?  If that's REALLY your reason why you cant pay three dollars, then you should have OTHER MAJOR PRIORITIES that are not buying games/apps in the first place.

  • kkflarg

    Ive been playing this game for a LONNG time and i love it! It never gets old and the updates are packed usually with over 50 new features!
    All you need to play this game forever?
    Creativity
    Imagination
    ----------------------
    So yeah,
    AMAZING GAME, SO WORTH $2.99!!!