Jetpack Joyride is an Endless Runner developed and published by Halfbrick Studios.
Jetpack Joyride revolves on the character Barry Steakfries flying through a long laboratory while dodging various obstacles under a single life. The player controls Barry through the use of a single button. Similar to the Drop Pack, Barry flies upwards when the button/screen is held and drops down once let go. Barry slowly speeds up as gameplay progresses, and the game ends once Barry crashes onto something.
Overall, the player attempts to reach the farthest distance possible before dying. Various power-ups, gadgets, and vehicles allow the player to take extra hits, revive, add distance, or make gameplay easier. These power-ups can be earned and upgraded by using coins which are found all over the place.
Metal Slug Collaboration
A collaboration event between Jetpack Joyride and Metal Slug was announced on August 16, 2020 and runs from September 2, 2020 through September 25, 2020. It features new costumes, jetpacks, alternate versions of vehicles, and backgrounds based on missions from the Metal Slug series. The scientists wear Rebel Army uniforms, and the missiles are modeled after the Rebel Rockets.
Each skin costs $2.99. The Slug Mariner costs $5.99 if the Wave Rider wasn't purchased yet. Bundles of specific set of skins are worth $9.99 each. Buying the Metal Slug Ultimate Pack, which is everything including backgrounds, costs $29.99.
All four characters have their respective death yells from the original games.
"The man, the myth, the legend. This tech savvy lad leads the renowned P.F. Squad in the fight against General Morden."
"Known for being crafty and with a knack for pyrotechnics, Eri certainly is a blast."
"Sunglasses? Check. Motorcycle? Check. Ultimate cool guy attitude? Double check."
"Born into a strong military family, Fio is a seasoned warrior despite her quiet demeanor."
"Both stylish and fit for purpose. Perfect gear for hunting down Rebel soldiers."
|Tactical Tank Top:|
"The garments of choice for a demolitions expert."
"Provides increased mobility and proficiency in piloting Slugs."
"Handy for concealing all sorts of deadly firearms."
|Heavy Machine Gun:|
"How do you improve on the classic Machine Gun Jetpack? Add more bullets!"
"Apply to the affected area, and watch your problems melt away!"
"Sit back in your lawn chair and relax while these rockets do all the work for you."
"Salvaged from the wreckage of the fearsome Tetsuyuki, this cannon is still fully operational and capable of wreaking destruction."
|SV-001 (Lil Stomper):|
"The classic Metal Slug. It's not everyday you get to ride around in a fully armed tank."
|Rebel Motorcycle (Bad As Hog):|
"Stolen from the Rebel Army, this bike comes fully equipped with a sidecar, and general feeling of badassery."
|Slug Flyer (Profit Bird):|
"Originally designed for aerial combat, this Super Vehicle developed a taste for coins instead."
|Mr. Sluggles (Mr. Cuddles):|
"When tanks and bullets just aren't enough... use dragon fire."
|Slug Mariner (Wave Rider):|
"A single crew mini sub. Used primarily to search for shiny coins on the bottom of the ocean floor."
|S.A.M. Defender (Strong Arm Machine):|
"A decommissioned Slug that has replaced its Vulcan cannons with an energy shield. Kick-ass."
- Main Theme From Metal Slug: Plays in the game's title screen.
- Inner Station: Plays randomly during gameplay.
- Ridge 256: Plays randomly during gameplay.
- Final Attack: Plays randomly during gameplay.
- Assault Theme: Plays while riding the S.A.M. defender.
Metal Slug Event Rewards
Green weapon tokens fly around the stage. Collecting a number of them unlocks certain cosmetics for free. A player can double the amount of tokens in a run by watching an ad.
|Fio's Military Vest||50||50|
|Tarma's Soldier Garments||150||255|
|Eri's Tactical Tank Top||500||1055|
|Marco's Military Fatigues||700||2405|
|Heavy Machine Gun Jetpack||1500||4655|