Jetpack Joyride Ends 2011 With a Bang!
It’s been an amazing year for Jetpack Joyride and the lovable Barry Steakfries has now entered the hearts of millions of people around the world! Thankfully, Barry’s heroics haven’t gone unnoticed and Jetpack Joyride has received remarkable coverage and stacks of great praise to close out the year.
The game was a staple on ‘Best Of’ lists the world over and we couldn’t be happier with the awesome response! This has further fuelled the fire at Halfbrick and we’re super excited to bring you even more awesomeness and game changing updates in 2012.
We’re also totally stoked to offer Jetpack Joyride FREE for a limited time as a special thank you to our brilliant fans who made the year so incredible.
Here’s a quick wrap-up of what the media had to say about one of Halfbrick’s biggest releases to date.
Awards & Accolades
Gamasutra – Best of 2011: Top Mobile Game
“The game is a masterful rendition of the one-button platformer, offering tight arcade mechanics, constant gameplay variation, and loads of bonus content to unlock.”
TUAW – Best iPhone Game App of 2011
“Barry Steakfries has to be one happy camper today. The hero of Jetpack Joyride from Halfbrick Studios was the runaway (or shall we say fly-away?) winner of the voting for the best iPhone game app of 2011.”
UGO – iOS Game Of The Year
“We poured more time into Jetpack Joyride than just about anything else and its use of missions and achievements kept us going back again and again and that’s why it’s the iOS Game of the Year.”
GameRevolution – Best Mobile Game 2011
“We don’t review too many mobile games at GameRevolution, but Jetpack Joyride deserves special attention.”
App Store – Rewind 2011 iPhone Game of the Year, Runner-Up
“We love assuming the identity of Barry Steakfries in this fun, high-flying adventure game.”
TouchGen – Best Arcade, Editors’ Choice Awards
“The best of its genre, highly addictive, and kept fresh with frequent updates.”
New York Daily News – Best Tablet Game
TechCrunch – The Top 20 iPhone and iPad Games Of 2011
Entertainment Weekly – 10 Best Game Apps of 2011
Joystiq – Best of the Rest
TechnoBuffalo – Favourite iOS Games From 2011
Digital Spy – Top Handheld Games of 2011
USA Today – Game Hunters’ Top 10 Video Games of 2011
TouchArcade – 2011 TouchArcade Staff Favourites
VideoGamer.com – iOS Games of the Year 2011
Wired – The 20 Best Videogames of 2011
The New Yorker – Year In Apps