584735_largerThis morning Jared and I hopped into some Junk Jack X [$4.99] multiplayer to see what there is to see. It turns out it works incredibly well, all seamlessly over Game Center. Aside from some initial connection bumps in the road, we were both adventuring together inside of my brand new and unexplored Junk Jack X world.

Keep in mind, since so much of these types of games revolve around building an infrastructure of stuff, harvesting loads of materials, and crafting massive bases this overview is a little on the basic side. We're going to play the game way more over the weekend and revisit Junk Jack X once we've got all the things needed to play the game on a more advanced level. Regardless, multiplayer works great and even though we basically just get lost in a cave and die a lot at night, we had a ton of fun.

If you've got friends who are into the whole Minecraft-y thing to play with, picking up Junk Jack X seems like a total no-brainer. These games are always super overwhelming at the start, so stay tuned for a more in-depth look, a review, and tons more Junk Jack X coverage very soon.

  • Pocketnova

    I haven't picked this one up yet, but Terraria seems a bit better, and I hope it gets Multiplayer in the near future. Regardless, I'm existed to get this as well.

  • lr1919

    After watching this, definitely getting Terraria. Thanks for the video!

  • iValerio90

    which is better between terraria and junk jack ?

    • naberhaus

      Both are good! Pick up both!!

      • iValerio90

        but if you had to choose ?

      • Bool Zero

        I'd choose both... It doesn't have to be either or in this case, with the low entry price of both, their high quality and the degree of "the same yet very different" in which the gameplay experiences they provide and vary... Both games are $5, a pittance especially if one is already entertaining spending money on such luxuries as games. If anything the proper question should be which do you get first if one truly faces such limitations!

        So again, the honest answer is get both, seriously...

    • Reignmaker

      People who purchased Terraria will say Terraria. People who purchased Junk Jack X will say Junk Jack X. I've played both games and I think it's way too early to say. It just depends on your preference.

      Terraria is more about gear and combat. It also has Game Center leaderboards and achievements. JJX is more about building and exploring. It also offers different planets with different types of resources to go along with the multiplayer component demonstrated in this video.

      • iValerio90

        ok ill pick up both.
        thanks

      • anabolicMike

        I bought both instantly. I've put an hour into terraria and its pretty good but I don't like the way the controls work. I have an iphone 5 so maybe this game would be much better on an iPad. I just have a hard time building anything properly or removing what I want since the blocks are so small. I will play it more in depth and see if it grabs my interest.

        Junk jack x? I loved junk jack one and didnt even scratch the surface of it really. So of course I dig this. The controls are much easier for my fat fingers and I like the graphic style. I have sunk way more time into this one then terraria so far and actually have a big house and everything haha. Lots to collect and lots to do. Not to mention the portals to other planets and etc.

        My vote is for junk jack. But I'm going to sink more time into Terraria to see if it gets easier to handle. My suggestion is that you buy both though. Your five bucks will help these guys out and then they will continue making us things to enjoy. Can't afford it? Don't eat a Big Mac and fries today, clean out your couch and count the nickles! Support indie devs!

      • daniel5457

        Definitely easier on iPad.

    • speedyph

      JUNK JACK !

      • iValerio90

        both taken thanks ;P

    • JFF studios

      Both are really good but I don't know but I picked terraria because I played it on PC but I also played junk jack DUDE TAKE BOTH

    • truestory456

      junk jack man theres no question about it!

    • LearnIIBurn

      I've put well over 100 hours into terraria on my PC. I love it a lot, and am looking forward to Starbound.

      Junk Jack is a whole new experience for me so I bought that first. No disappointed at all. It's already proved very fun to me. I'm just not good at crafting games on my iPhone.

      • MeagleCraft

        I love the music in junk jack x!

  • one.sixty.four

    Is it multiplayer only?

    • HungarianUrinalCakes

      No, definitely not. Single player is there as well.

      • JofJLTNCB6

        I'd argue it's more a single player game than multi as it's a long-play game.

  • Cramzy

    I am new to both and bought both.

    Coming from Deepworld, Terraria is more intuitive to me, but I haven't yet decided which I like better.

    I'm looking forward to the follow-up video!

  • Alex

    Watching you two play is painful, yet entertaining.

    • anabolicMike

      Yeah I agree. They are terrible ha. Like utterly terrible.

  • nonstickron

    Same thing i said about Terraria. I'll buy whichever goes on sale first. Ready...set...GO!

    • scykei

      Nash. They don't really need you. :P

    • nonstickron

      I caved. My lady said she'd play with me.

  • Nycteris

    The while video I wanted to shout "open the crate!"

  • mw1

    Why pay for either when The Blockheads is free?

    • daniel5457

      Because that's a terrible game.

      • mw1

        I've dabbled in some terraria on pc, and played mc on pc too. I think the BH is pretty good in comparison. It's slightly more god-like (something like controlling multiple sims) and has been updated quite frequently, and now supports online server worlds.

        Please elaborate more on why you think it's a terrible game?

  • flashbackflip

    I'm also from DeepWorld)

    Futuristic style of JJX is more appealing to me, but i'm still undecided.. Waiting for review..

    • pdSlooper

      Careful, you don't start off in a futuristic world in JJ. More of a modern/"agrarian utopia" sort of thing. Just as a warning (don't want you to be surprised and turned off by an otherwise great game).

      Terraria doesn't look like it, but it has some minor scifi stuff in it like ray guns and a lightsaber. Definitely leans more towards the Fantasy side of the SciFi/Fantasy spectrum, though, with many more standard fantasy/fantasy horror elements (enemies, items, races, etc).

  • truestory456

    Junk Jack X FTW!!! :D

  • Carvool

    I liked building in JJX a lot better than I did in Terraria. It always feels really tedious to me to meticulously place a load of blocks for even simple buildings(and then the back walls, for christ sake). JJX allows me to build things quickly without much hassle.

    I still also really love Terraria. It has the edge when it comes to combat. Both are great games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004773092030 Dai Lion

    5 $, we are crazy ?

    • flashbackflip

      Why should you be crazy to buy a great fully-featured game?
      (iaps are totally optional)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004773092030 Dai Lion

        Freemium, let me play a couple of levels, let me try if i like the game before buy.

      • pdSlooper

        :(

  • JofJLTNCB6

    I mean this in the nicest way possible....

    ...but you two are awful at this game. Laughingly awful.