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Halfbrick’s Jetpack Joyride Finally Comes to Android, But You’ll Need the Amazon Appstore to Get it

It’s about time. Halfbrick Studios (makers of Fruit Ninja and other delicious titles) has brought Jetpack Joyride to Android. The game has seen large success on iOS and there’s a good reason why. It features fantastic controls and gameplay that never gets boring. You play as a character that steals a Top Secret jet pack and obviously, you go for a joyride. 

While flying around you can hit power-ups which can turn you into a big mechanized machine, a jet-powered dragon, and tons of other fun stuff. It’s available for free, but the only downer is that you’ll need the Amazon Appstore installed to use it. Bummer.

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Cheers JDHas!

  • balthuszar

    you’d swear this game was a paid game…the way people are going on about HB introducing ads into their paid apps…but since this one is not…i don’t understand…

  • SolipsisticPsychologist

    Screw Halfbrick and all of their games. They are just another example of a corrupt company, getting away with ripping off customers and only caring about money. This is the company that introduced advertisements into the PAID version of “Fruit Ninja”, and to add insult to grievous injury, they spat in the face of every customer, and called the ads “Rewards”. They could go bankrupt and I could not be more pleased. You have a free version of “Fruit Ninja”, and you don’t pay for it because it’s funded by in-app advertisements.

    Not every customer wants to deal with ads flashing in their face, and sitting all over the game screens, so Halfbrick offers a paid version of “Fruit Ninja”, and you are paying them a dollar for the privelage of not having ads all over the game, and that dollar makes up for their lack of revenue from in-app advertisements, sounds reasonable right, it’s the way things have worked on the Android Market since it started. You pay for the ad-free version of the game to not have to be bombarded with ads, there is no difference between the free version and the paid version, except one has ads but is free, and the other does not have ads, but you have to pay for that to happen.

    So, that model has worked all over the Market forever, it’s worked with the free and paid versions of “Fruit Ninja” forever. But what’s that, unadulterated GREED has reared it’s ugly disgusting head again? Yes, yes it has. Instead of having morals and business ethics, and keeping the deal that they had with the hundreds of thousands of people, that Halfbrick took money from, so they could enjoy an ad-free experience, well Halfbrick in their corrupt and criminal wisdom, find it okay to go ahead and introduce the very thing that they were charging and took a massive amount of people’s money for, advertisements, and to add insult to injury they have the sheer nerve and gumption to think that all of the people who paid fir the ad-free version, are so completely stupid and oblivious that “Hey! Let’s double dip into the bowl, we will make some more money by introducing advertisements into the paid version as well as the ones we already have in the free version, but here’s the kicker, so our customers don’t complain, and because we all know how stupid and naive the average customer, and this is genius so bare with me, we will call the advertisements REWARDS!!! We will get paid from the companies for hosting their ads in the paid version, but since all of those Android users are such morons, we can just make it look like they are actually getting something in the game when they see the ads, and we will call it rewards! So instead of them knowing we are actually introducing ads into the version they paid us for not to have ads, well it will make them feel like they’ve accomplished something in the game, and haha I know it’s genius right, they just won’t understand that we’ve just put ads into the game because leading up to seeing the ad they will they think are accomplishing something! Now we can take that second trip to the beaches in Spain, and are stupid customers will be none the wiser! I expect a promotion for coming up with this genius idea sir!”

    So yeah, that’s pretty much how it went down when Halfbrick brainstormed up this wonderful way to rip off hundreds of thousands of customers. Anybody who doesn’t understand what I’ve said as being the absolute truth, well you are either a moron or you get paid to plug Halfbrick titles, or you work for Halfbrick and are getting fat off of stealing from us oh-so-stupid Android users. So anyone who supports a company that steals from their customers like this, well there is something seriously wrong with you, or you have something to gain from it.

    • JetBlue

      Calm down.

    • http://www.facebook.com/greg.sellas Greg Sellas

      So don’t download the game. Jeez. More important things to worry about than free games on your phone or tablet.

      • HighTechGeek

        I think his point was that he paid them to have an ad-free version and then they re-introduced ads at a later date and they kept the money.

  • Frank

    Just curious, why the hate for the amazon app store?

    • Lucky Armpit

      Yeah, I’m wondering the same. I have it installed, always have, and I’ve never had an issue. I bought Angry Birds from the Amazon App Store and they have both worked fine… I guess I’m missing something?

    • Greg Smith

      Not sure about that either. I sideloaded it when it first came out, and have enjoyed many free Apps of the Day. Also, you can actually delete old, unwanted apps from your history on the site, which is a bonus

    • Cheeseball

      Not accessible to anyone outside of the US.

  • Bryan

    My son is playing it now! He loves that game and was always playing it on relatives’ iPads. He kept asking when it was coming to Android and was very excited when I showed him it on my phone.

  • Finire

    I’ve abandoned the Amazon App store a long time ago when they started screwing over developers… I love Amazon for my regular purchases, but I won’t touch them for apps.

  • http://cocainemonster.deviantart.com/ Fun With Drugs

    For everyone who doesn’t want to wait for the Play Store link and doesn’t want to install Amazon. Here’s the link for the apk. Assuming you know how to install them: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1da1tw
    Uncheck the box underneath the download button. That’s for a program you don’t need.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mike.aurin Mike Aurin

      False….needs the app store to run

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      Well look here! It’s one of those corrupt and greedy Halfbrick employees I was talking about in my post. I have a question for you. Do you sleep well at night being part of a company that rips their customer’s off, by introducing ads into a paid version of one of your games? I know I personally wouldn’t ever get a wink of sleep, knowing I stole from so many people. But I guess that is a normal thing to do now on the Market huh? And it’s incredibly normal in a business world where the words “ethics”, “morals”, and “values” have absolutely no meaning or place in the business world. I guess I was brought up so different from the people who run Halfbrick. I was taught to respect others, and if I make an agreement with someone and especially if they are paying me money, well I always hold up my end of the deal. I guess that is just too much to ask of businesses on the Market, and just people in general huh? And I guess when you have a huge amount of customers who are either uninformed, apathetic, ignorant, or just apologists, well it must make it that much easier to be corrupt and taje advantage of people.

  • EvanTheGamer

    HOLY WOOOOOOOOW! You know how long I’ve been WAITING for Jetpack Joyride to finally make its way to Android?!?!?!

    —————————————————————————————> THIS LONG!

    HELL yeah! Finally! Thanks Halfbrick, you guys freakin’ ROCK!

    And as a sidenote, I couldn’t give a unicorn’s arse if this highly anticipated game arrives via Pony Express! Seriously, who cares! It’ll be available on the Android Market eventually, but all that matters now is that it’s on Android at long bloody last!

  • Sqube

    Post again once it comes to the Play Store, please. There isn’t a game around that’s worth installing the Amazon App Store again.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Your loss.

      • Sqube

        Could you name some examples of really good Amazon App Store-exclusive games? No snark, just genuinely curious.

        • Sirx

          I have been nearly chewing my fingernails off waiting to see if W.E.L.D.E.R. will ever come to the Play Store. I’ve seen it staring back at me from the Amazon app store for about the last two weeks, and that $2.99 price tempts me so……

      • SolipsisticPsychologist

        Actually, it’s not his loss, it’s his opinion. Just like you dictating that it’s a “loss”, is nothing but an opinion. Yet you constantly show with your posts that 1) you can’t distinguish between an opinion and facts, and 2) you don’t respect other people’s opinion at all, unless it aligns with your own.

    • hkklife

      So not true. I bought all of the ad-free Angry Birds titles on release day from Amazon. AFAIK, only Space is available ad-free from the Play store. As much as I dislike Amazon’s app store, I put up with it for Angry Birds.

      • Sqube

        I’d probably be inclined to agree with you if I liked Angry Birds that much. I’ve got the original and I’ve got Space, and I’ve only really got them so other people can play them if they’re so inclined.

      • Executor 32

        If only they’d release updates the same time as on the Play Store, the past two Space updates have been nearly a week later.

    • Joshua Carroll

      kindatrue. I dont see the big deal with it. doesnt take up much space and i got free amazon credit for music by downloading.

  • JoshGroff

    Alright, good thing I keep an apk around on dropbox.

  • Knlegend1

    If I have to put that amazon appstore back on my phone they can keep it. I’m good….but then again….no I won’t.

  • nightscout13

    Is it free?

    • http://twitter.com/joshkerns7 Joshua C. Kerns

      yes

  • George264

    Da frickers? Amazon Appstore? :3 It’ll come to the Play Store soon though I bet.