Jetpack was great! I remember this being one of the games I would never delete off my computer. There were hundreds of levels, which meant that you were entertained for a long time. Some of the harder levels made my head hurt =
It’s a really fun little puzzle game, which is easy to get the hang of right away. You are this cool lil’ dude with a jetpack on. Your task is to collect all the emerald gems and then move onto the next level. At first it’s easy as you get used to your jetpack and phase shifter that lets you burn holes through specific walls. Some walls are denser than other walls, and therefore take longer for you to get through. Some walls you cannot go through at all. There are other items to collect, like gold and jetpack fuel. You’re gonna need fuel on the bigger levels, as the jetpack doesn’t come with a bottomless supply unlike McDonald’s coffee.
As the levels increase the difficulty does to (What? You expected something else?), and things such as ice, and ooze are there to add another bit of a challenge. No game is complete without evil homing bots that love to follow you and springs things that want to zap you dead. Once hit you are dead and have to restart the level, which can get annoying, but there are continues galore (bonus!).
The level creator was very cool, and came included with the game. I spent ages making levels for my friends that were really hard, and they did the same for me. You are given all the elements of the game, and can create your own levels to play. “Some teachers bought Jetpack because they considered the editor to be educational, encouraging their students’ creativity” (quoted from www.adeptsoftware.com). It was pretty popular ;). There are a lot of fan websites out there with levels they have made. You can download and play these for more challenges still.
The sound and the graphics are what is to be expected from that time, standard PC Speaker beeps and pretty colourful squares for graphics. It is a tad outdated now, but if you love old games then you would expect what you got.
Overall, it’s a fun game, enjoyed by all. I’ve seen quite a few Jetpack fanatic sites out there, so it must have some kind of crazy phenomenon thing going. Definitely worth a play, and don’t forget to have a go with the level editor.
Visit the homepage of the developers: www.adeptsoftware.com
P.S. Oh yeah, did I mention the Christmas edition Jetpack? Kickass!
- Published by: Adept Sofware
Size: 278kb (1 mins on 56k dial-up)