Jetpack Joyride for the BlackBerry PlayBook now available for free!

Jetpack Joyride
By Bla1ze on 13 Dec 2012 11:57 pm EST
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Although Jetpack Joyride has been teased plenty of times in the past, if you have a BlackBerry PlayBook it's time to fire up BlackBerry World. Yes, Jetpack Joyride has arrived and right now it's currently available as a free download. If you're not familiar with the game, here's a little bit of the background for you:

You'll start off with the legendary Machine Gun Jetpack to scatter the evil scientists of Legitimate Research, but throughout each game you'll collect coins and complete missions to earn cash and buy new gear in The Stash! Pick your favorite jetpack, snazzy outfit and stock up on items then get back out there!

Stay alive, get funky and lose yourself in Jetpack Joyride. There's so much to see and do, all the time in the world and more than enough jetpacks! As always, Barry Steakfries will provide!

In short, it's a pretty awesome game that everyone should add to their collection. More importantly, it's the first Halfbrick Studios game to launch onto BlackBerry World and there is going to be more where that came from. Check out the game trailer below to catch it in action then hit the link to get it downloaded for yourself. Thanks, BB-Bmore!

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Jetpack Joyride for the BlackBerry PlayBook now available for free!

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My wife and I haven't spoken in the last hour and a half lol we are both on our PlayBooks Jetpack Joyriding!!

I can't believe this $hit is free!! I would have probably paid $4.99 for this game, it's another one of those games that shows that the PlayBook is perfect for games. The graphics are great and the sound effects and music are perfect.

Pretty nice of Halfbrick or RIM or whoever to give us this for free. I'll use the money I would have spent on this game to buy whatever it is that they come out with next, for sure.

freezes if you dont allow it access to your files. there is no good reason it should have access so its deleted like more than a few games recently.

+1. Completely unnecessary. Thanks for the heads-up. I was excited for this game and would have spent a few dollars for it, but the file access is a dealbreaker.

Yet again, Crackberry neglected to mention this in the post.

It asks for files permission for accessing score loop information. Also this is big player in apps so you don't need to worry much here. Go get it, it is awesome!!

OMG mcmolineux,

I didn't give it permission and the game worked A1 . I also didn't need CB or anybody else holding my hand for install, it says right on the screen Yes/No , Accept/Decline etc. The info was only for your score, no biggie, decline and play away,lol.

Not trying to rag on you but come on, FREE game and CLEAR install instructions that does not force you to accept "score" info, it's all good , chill and enjoy. :)

+1. We all need to start paying a lot more attention to this kind of thing. I appreciate the game being ported to BlackBerry. I appreciate that it is free. I appreciate people needing a way to make money. I do NOT appreciate people accessing my info.

CB ... when do we start getting articles on security, making informed choices about our personal information? It would be interesting and useful!

restart your playbook after downloading, then refuse JPJR access, and it will still allow you to play.
it let me play after refusing access.

yea, like when are the following coming for the playbook?:

angry birds
cut the rope
jetpack joyride
plants vs zombies
deadspace
shadow gun
tomb raider
asphalt 6
modern combat 2 & 3
need for speed
smash cops
NOVA 2
galaxy on fire 2
9mm
machinarium
sonic 4
madden 12
star front
fragatto
air attack
GLWG
sim city
super crossfire
bejeweled
spider-man
reckless getaway
flycraft
bard's tale
samurai 2
GT racing

i really need a useful game

I agree. Come on RIM pick up the pace! When are the good games going to become available?

Checks App World.

Ooops, Never Mind!

/Who knew RIM would build such a great gaming device?

Waiting for the usual killjoy complaints.

"It's free?? Screw you RIM (it's your fault, not the developer's!). Why aren't they paying *ME* $5 to download it!!!!"

The game is free but if it's anything like the iOS version, there are plenty of opportunities to spend money from within the game. My 6 year old has spent WAY more than $4.99 on in-game "upgrades".

Nice to see, anyway.

Downloaded, enjoyed and still enjoying... Now I don't have to rely on iPad or Samsung Tab to play the game...

Yes, it is one of those games I do actually enjoy.

This is the one game I was wishing I had on my playbook and finally its here just in time for the holidays. I hated to read that forum in Playbook Games where Crackberry Kevin got the game sent to him and the rest of us was left out. Thanks blackberry you guys have done us justice again. There is one last game I wish I had on it and that is Mutant Roadkill but that is a story for another day so in the meantime I will definitely be enjoying Jetpack Joyride :)

It should be ;). I remember SolverLabs had to change their game name from "Fruits and Ninja" to "Fruit Slash" because Halfbrick was now doing PlayBook development. With the name change it could mean they (meaning Halfbrick) have plans and/or have Fruit Ninja in development.

was up an hour late because of this game last night. its simple, yet pretty damn fun.

Bold 9900 - Playbook 32GB

Wow! Thanks! That's my kind of game, simple (one finger control), nice to look at, good music, entertaining and freeeee!

AFAIK, I've denied access, didn't agree to license, basically said no to everything, and game works OK, including my stack of gained coins that is still there after closing / reopening.

Thanks for the head up, this one's a keeper on my PB!

just loaded it this afternoon,,, the design & optimization are great,,, mucho thanks to all that brought this to us,,, it's a great little time killer,,, fun & challenging,,, i'm pretty picky abt what i load into any of my machines & trust me when i tell ya, if it's junk i waste no time in dumping it,,, this 1 has a cozy spot in my playbook 4 sure,,, keep 'em comin' halfbrick...

"THE GUY YOUR MOTHER WARNED YOU ABOUT"

Great, super addictive game!

Only "complaint" is that when attempting to purchase a coin upgrade, error id 30242 pops up, and the purchase fails. Happens on more than one PB, using two different BBIDs.

I suck at this game, and I still put it on my homerow / main links. I was playing it for an hour last night, just checking off mission after mission, and that was after playing it all the way home on the bus. It's addictive as hell, and fantastic! Thank you Halfbrick for seeing the light and putting effort into BlackBerry development!