Parents' Guide to

Jetpack Joyride

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fly high on a machine gun while trying not to die.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 2+

Logan is a big fat liar

I honestly didn’t enjoy this game. i thought it was tacky and tasteless. not to mention that i hate you logan gilpin.. you boggle my mind. I apologize to the rest of the team involved in creating this game. Jetpack joyride is a fucking bust.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 13+

Fun fuel: if properly organized, it's one of the best mobile games of all time.

Original and fun game, a good age to start playing it in my opinion is from 10 to 13 years old. There are in-app purchases, but the f2p experience is way better, and if you don't want your kid to purchase in-app stuff, just block that possibility and let him enjoy the free part of the game. One important point: Jetpack Joyride does NOT encourage gambling as many people think, since the tokens you get while playing are limited, there is a big difference! (If you think the opposite, do as you wish, i'm just doing a subjective review after all). A downside may be ads, but it's also a good side since some of them reward you with extra lives or utilities while playing, just pay attention when you close them.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (26):

JETPACK JOYRIDE is the epitome of the "one more turn" title. It may be somewhat simplistic in its gameplay and not have a ton of original elements, but the game is so well polished and executed that you can't help but continue playing again and again and again. From the variety of bonus weapons -- like the stomp suit or the bad as hog (a clever pun on the more objectionable term) -- to the fun enhancements you can buy with coins (earned within the game or available via in-app purchase), it's downright charming. And the inclusion of Barry Steakfries, a hero in other games by the developer, is a nice nod to the team's dedicated fans. For a dollar, it's impossible to wrong with this one.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Pricing structure: Free (The game is free to play; optional in-app purchases range from $2 to $30.)
  • Release date: September 1, 2011
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Halfbrick Studios
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1.3 or later; Android 2.2 and up
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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