Jet Car Stunts 2 Review – The boys will love this
App Type: Uncategorized
By: True Axis
Version #: 1.0.3
Date Released: 20140222
Developer: True Axis
Price: FreeUser Rating:
Fast cars and fighter jets were a huge part of my childhood. Like many other young lads growing up, I had this fascination for anything sleek, beautiful and metal. I’d get to stop by the toy store with my mom every time I got good results on my test scores and she’d reward me with a shiny, metal plaything. And it was funny, because the way I remember playing with my toy cars was that I’d imagine they could soar through the air, flipping and spiralling around to create beautiful stunts.
That was way back years ago.
It’s 2014 now, and we still don’t have flying hovercars.
In a way, Jet Car Stunts 2 takes me back to my childhood days. In this game, you get to take control of well, as per the title suggests, a car mounted with a jet booster. The premise of the game is very simple; navigate the car round tastefully created tracks, swerving and thrusting your way to the finish line.
Sounds like your run-of-the-mill racing title? Well not quite.
You see, there are plenty of little details in Jet Car Stunts 2 that make it so amazing. For starters, the game screen presents itself in a way similar to what you’d see in a fighter jet’s cockpit. Corsairs and digital icons give the game this adrenaline-inducing vibe that will for sure excite the boys. The game movements are controlled by the accelerometer of your device, where your wrist movements dictate the path of your vehicle’s travel. Also, this is supplemented by buttons present on the screen, making for abilities such flight.
Did I just mention flight? And did I mention detail? Your rocket fuel is limited to a bar at the top of the screen. Each individual burst can only last for as long as the bar is filled. Of course the bar replenishes itself when not in use, but it adds a whole new level of difficulty to the game altogether, especially in later levels where you will be forced to time and conserve your flight abilities well. Another nice touch by the developers was adding various checkpoints to respawn from, which comes in handy for the tougher levels.
I think the only sad part of this game is that it isn’t something I can stealthily play while sneaking a break at the office. You’ll find yourself so engrossed in the game that you become oblivious to how ridiculous you look, trying to navigate sharp turns by flapping your arms about. All in good fun, nonetheless.
I’m not particularly impressed by the graphics of the game, namely because they appear too sketchy or blocky for my liking. But given that this was designed as a game targeted for kids and not marketed as any bit of a realistic simulator, there isn’t much to complain about.
And this is one of the only games where I believe the in-app purchases are well and justified, namely the level editor. This allows for the opening up of even more amazing hours of play.
This is a game that was designed to be enjoyed by players of all ages, and staying true to that, it definitely took me in for one amazing ride.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Learning Curve:Moderate. The game provides adequate tutorials at the start to get players accustomed.
Who Is It For:Lads of all generations.
What I Like:The game is extremely addictive.
What I Don't Like:Controls should be a little sharper
Final Statement:Ready for takeoff
WARNING: This game will challenge you.
- Crazy stunt driving on outlandish courses.
- Insane jumps.
- Ludicrous speeds.
- Manic car handling.
- Outrageous jet physics.
- 120 levels, 3 difficulties each. (The First 10 are free)
- 7 cars with varied handling.
- 4 Game modes.
- Level creation and sharing (Purchase required for saving and sharing)
- Global leaderboards with replays.
- Friend challenges.
- Controller support
Note: Using non-app store apps with JCS2 may break JCS2, causing it to crash every time on start up.
In-App Purchases: JCS2 has flexible options, either buy all in one purchase, or pay just for what you want.
Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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