Parents' Guide to

Jetpack Jump

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Ads undermine simplistic, dull sports game.

App iPhone , iPad , Android Free Sports
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (2 ):

While this arcade sports game is seriously undermined by an overabundance of ads, that doesn't top how simplistic it is, and how quickly it runs out of fun. In Jetpack Jump, you're a long jumper, but one who lives on a planet that has less gravity but more jetpacks than Earth. Using your device's touchscreen, you have to tap once when you hit the launch line, again when you land to bounce up, and then again when you land a second time, and then you have to hold your finger on the screen to use your jetpack until it runs out of gas. The objective here is to jump farther than you did before.

Sadly, that's all there is to this. While you can improve your character and his jetpack, there's not much else in the way of challenge or variety. Sure, it helps to tap at just the right time to get the biggest bounce, but this is easy enough to do after a couple rounds. Not that you'll get that far, since, thanks to an abundance of ads, you won't want to play this for more than five minutes. It also seems wrong that your final distance isn't where you land but where your body ends up after you stop moving entirely, especially since you always crash and then slide a bit. All of which is why the only time Jetpack Jump will make you jump for joy is when you delete it off your device.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: August 13, 2019
  • Category: Sports
  • Topics: Sports and Martial Arts
  • Publisher: Kwalee
  • Version: 1.2.6
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 10.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: August 17, 2019

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