The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn’t necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable “best" thing. Instead, it’s more just us picking out the single game out of the week’s releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.
These picks might be controversial, and that’s OK. If you disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.
Without further ado…
Jet Car Stunts 2
The original Jet Car Stunts helped define how unique iOS gaming could be way back in 2009. While you might have been convinced that it was a racing game by looking at it, Jet Car Stunts was pretty far off from what you would consider a traditional racer. Instead, it was about getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible on fantastical tracks that defied gravity. An integral part of completing these tracks was making insane jumps from one piece of track to the next, and while airborne, the uniqueness of Jet Car Stunts really showed itself. You literally felt like you were controlling a jet plane using the pinpoint precision of the iPhone’s accelerometer, only to (hopefully) land on the other side gracefully as you continued to burn rubber towards the finish line. It was exhilarating, challenging, and a whole lot of fun.
With Jet Car Stunts 2 (Free), developer True Axis hasn’t messed with the core formula too much, but they’ve certainly added a whole lot on top of it. An extensive set of new courses, new vehicles, new game modes and even the ability to create your own tracks means that this is a game that will eat up hours and hours of your free time.
The best part is that Jet Car Stunts 2 is free to play. Not “free-to-play" like so many iOS games out there though, rather the free download is simply like a lite version of the game, offering a very generous chunk of everything that’s on offer to give you a proper taste. The options to purchase more content in the game are interesting, albeit a little confusing (something we touch on in our podcast this week). The various game modes are all split into different DLC packs, meaning you can just buy the stuff that interests you most if you wish. However, if you already know you like Jet Car Stunts and want everything the game has to offer, the five dollar Mega Pack is all you’ll need to buy.
No matter what amount of DLC you choose to go for, one thing is for sure, and that’s that everyone needs to at least download the initial free version of Jet Car Stunts 2 and give it a spin. Whether you’re a fan of the original or new to the series, this feels like the definitive Jet Car Stunts experience in every way.