Jetpack Joyride and Temple Run wanted on Android
Over the years there have been some truly memorable apps, with Angry Birds being one of the most popular, but there’s a new king in town called Jetpack Joyride. The developers (Halfbrick Studios) already has some experience with addictive games, as they gave us Fruit Ninja and we all know how much fun that was, so it comes as no surprise that their latest game has recently won an award and beat Temple Run in the process.
It’s no secret that both games are wanted on Android, as they are currently on iOS although we do know Temple Run is due on Android this month but we do not have a specific date just yet. We are still shocked by this article that Temple Run was only voted second in the iWorld Best App Ever awards, but it just shows how surprising these events can be.
Currently Jetpack Joyride costs $0.99 on the App Store and we assume it will be the same price on the Android Market (when it is finally released), we just hope the game will have the same kind of success it has had on iOS? Who would have thought a few years back how popular gaming would become on our phones and to think most them are a fraction of the cost compared to a game for a console.
We already reported last month how popular Temple Run was on Apple’s iOS device, as 7 million users play on a daily basis and to put that into perspective most console games will struggle to get that many players come on each day. It’s only the likes of Call of Duty and other such big titles that will have more users at any one time.
A successful gaming app is very different to that of a console, as it has to be easy to get into and knowing the controls do not need to be explained is certainly a huge plus. There are no virtual buttons to press on the iPhone screen, as you can press anywhere on the touchscreen to do what needs to be done in the game.
Having said that the thing that keeps players coming back to Jetpack Joyride is how addictive and compelling the objectives are, as the way you play the game in a specific way will keep you occupied for hours at a time – well only those who are truly into the game that is.
Update: Temple Run will indeed be released to Android users on February 9th.
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