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‘Jetpack Joyride 2’ debuts as an Apple Arcade unique

It took greater than a decade, however there’s lastly a sequel to Jetpack Joyride — if not for everybody. Halfbrick Studios has released Jetpack Joyride 2 as an Apple Arcade unique for iPad, iPhone, Mac and Apple TV. Sorry, Android followers. The limitless flier revolves round extra “story-driven” gameplay with a brand new character to play (Betty Beefpies) in addition to contemporary mechanics and extra detailed graphics. In that mild, Halfbrick is successfully dragging the sport into the trendy period.

The unique title got here to Apple Arcade final yr as Jetpack Joyride+, which maintains the core expertise with out the necessity (or means) to make in-app purchases. The title first arrived in 2011 and helped outline the limitless runner class alongside classics like Canabalt and Temple Run. Halfbrick’s signature sport has racked up 500 million-plus downloads within the years since.

JJ2 in all probability will not justify the $50 per yr ($5 per 30 days) for Apple Arcade by itself, and it represents one more dose of nostalgia on the all-you-can-play service. Nonetheless, it’d construct a stronger case for a subscription. You’ll be able to play easy blasts from the previous alongside newer video games that profit from trendy Apple units.

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