Jetpack Joyride

App review by Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

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

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 25 reviews

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Community Reviews

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
age 18+

Training kids to become gamblers.

I thought my partner had sussed this game out and that it was ok. I just happened to glance over at the screen and found my 5 year old player a poker machine to win extra coins to spend in the game. I've seen first hand the detrimental effects of gambling addiction. So not ok. Now banned from my house.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

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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