Jetpack Joyride is a very popular game created by Halfbrick Studios and currently available for the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry 10, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Android, Windows 8 devices, Windows Phone 8, and Facebook.
JetPack game is a sequel to another very popular game named “Monster Dash”. This game again features Barry Steakfries, who the player controls as he steals a jet pack from a top-secret laboratory. This game has been praised by many game review websites and has even been rated as the most addictive game from Halfbrick (after Fruit Ninja – which is another very popular game). Infact this game was included by many websites as the “must have game apps“. So many awards and acknowledgements – simply because Jetpack Joyride is so awesome. Sad part is that this game is not available for computer – you will have to follow some tricks (as described in this article) to play Jetpack on your PC.
JetPack Joyride – Game Background
Suit up with Barry with a selection of the coolest jetpacks ever made and take to the skies on a one-way trip to adventure. Pick up and start flying in seconds, but spend hours enthralled by Jetpack Joyride’s addictive gameplay.
Barry is a Rocketman (whom you will be flying in the game). Your objective is to break into a secret laboratory to commandeer the experimental jetpacks from the clutches of evil scientists. You are offered Rain bullets, bubbles, rainbows, and lasers on your hapless enemies as you fly towards higher and higher scores.Even dragons will do Barry Steakfries’ bidding.
As you start the game you will be given a legendary Machine Gun Jetpack to combat the evil scientists. Collect coins and complete missions to earn cash and buy new gear in The Stash. Pick your favorite jetpack and snazzy outfit, stock up on items, and get back out there for more action. The upgrades includes :
- Laser jetpack
- Steam-powered jetpack
- Flowery lei and grass skirt
- Zombie head
- And tons more
Check the video below to see how the game this is played and how much fun it is. However trust me that game is very addictive and you should play this on your own risk.
Jetpack Joyride for PC was never officially launched. However it doesn’t that mean that you cannot play this game on your computer. So whether you have a smartphone or don’t have it – simply follow the tutorial below to play this supercool game on your computer. The below tutorial works well on Windows or Mac PC, so enjoy this game on your computer and let us know your reviews.
How to JetPack Joyride on PC
Getting this game up and running on your computer is pretty simple. The tutorial is based on the idea that JetPack (Joyride and its second version) both are easily available for Android mobile phones. We need to get an android emulator on your computer (which brings a whole android mobile on your computer screen) and play this game on this android emulator. We will be installing JetPack Joyride APK on this emulator named “Bluestacks”.
Requirements : You just need computer with internet connection. We will use keyborad (instead of touchscreen controls) on PC to play this game.
Install Android Emulator
As described in the previous section, you will need to install a BlueStacks Android Player on our PC. You will also need to configure it properly so that you can install games on it. I will not go into details of installing this android player. I have already written a detailed tutorial on this (step to step) and also created a video for the same. Simply follow the steps as described in the video.
Saying this again, however you have to make sure that BlueStacks is installed properly on your computer – it is an important step. Once BlueStacks is working, then follow rest of tutorial.
Install JetPack Joyride on PC using BlueStacks
Next step is to download this game on Bluestacks and then play this game. Follow the steps below :
- The tutorial is common for getting Jetpack on your windows PC or your Mac computer.
- Start the android emulator named “BlueStacks”.
- On the home screen of BlueStacks you will see a search icon where you can search for particular application. Click the search icon and type “JetPack Joyride”
- Hit the return key (enter key)
- A list will appear of possible download search results.
- Select JetPack Joyride download by clicking “INSTALL”
- Click to download and install.
- It will start downloading JeyPack Joyride APK on your PC, and eventually after the download the installation will begin immediately.
- Once downloaded, it will be visible in the “My Apps” Gallery (comes up when you click the home button). Click JetPack Joyride App in My Apps.
Play JetPack Joyride – PC Game Controls
Playing this game on your computer is pretty simple. Once you start the game – use the mouse or keyboard enter button to reach the point where the game starts. Now you can use the keyboard arrow keys to control the game. (Flying etc..)
JetPack JoyRide for PC – Play on Facebook Online
Turns out that this game is available as a Facebook app as well, that is you can play JetPack Joyride on Facebook itself (simply on your computer browser). I prefer this method over installing BlueStacks and then playing game on that. The game quality and user controls when playing on Facebook is much better when compared to BlueStacks method. However that said, if you play JetPack on Facebook (or any other game on FB) you will be using internet bandwidth all the time. So this method is recommended only if you have unlimited internet connection plan. Lets simply play JetPack on Facebook :
- Open Facebook on your computer
- At the top bar (where you search), enter JetPack Joyride. This will list down all apps – select the Game “JetPack Joyride”. As shown in the image below.
- In the next screen you see – you will be taken to the game center where you will find JetPack Joyride
- At the top right side (as shown in the image) – you will see the icon Play Game.
- By clicking “Play game” above, this app will receive: Your basic info, Your email address.
- JetPack Joyride will simply start on your computer…
- Now simply play this game – this is the most easy method.
Again : You are playing JetPack Online – that it will consume your internet bandwidth. If you will be playing this game all the time and have a poor internet connection (or low bandwidth), we recommend that you download Jetpack on BlueStacks. Otherwise enjoy it on Facebook itself! Choice is yours…