Jetpack Joyride 2: Bullet Rush is recently released as a sequel to the award-winning mobile game Jetpack Joyride. It is a side-scrolling action video game from Halfbrick Studios. Barry returns in this action-packed sequel with new additions such as handheld guns, the goal is to help him fight legions of deadly enemies and stop the mad scientist’s experiments before it’s too late. The game is said to have improved visuals, animations, and mechanics. So today in this Jetpack Joyride 2: Bullet Rush Beginners Guide, we will be diving into some tips and basic tricks to help you out when it comes to playing this game.
The game mechanics are simple. The main controls involve tap, hold or release to hover, fly up or descend accordingly. These types of games have been quite popular among casual gamers. At the start, Barry will begin the game using his Machinegun jetpack that fires bullets downward, which helps him fly and collect coins that appear on the different portions of the screen.
Eventually, the game introduces automatic handheld guns that will shoot when an opponent is on the screen. A normal gun will fire bullets continuously in a straight line, while if you activate a power-up you might have a gun that shoots in different directions like the CrossFire gun.
There are power-ups such as the CrossFire gun to help push through some distance, they can be activated by collecting a power-up token that appears at a random place in the game, it can be identified by the shining icon with a question mark on it.
There are some garage items that help on the way. These garage inventions include Big Stomper (A Mechanical Robot) which will crush anything on its way and takes all the damage. These inventions can be unlocked and managed in the garage. They can be activated by collection the token marked with a spanner on it.
The challenges include dodging electric blockers, missiles and bullets and destroying or evading different enemies (melee and ranged). Melee enemies occupy a part of the screen, while ranged enemies use missiles and guns. These missiles and guns can be either targeted (will follow Barry on screen until impact or destroyed) or untargeted (only travels horizontally without deviation until impact or evaded).
Earlier, Jetpack Joyride was an endless runner, but in this game, they have introduced an endpoint to each level. Scores are calculated based on the survival time and enemies destroyed. Once you reach a particular score shown on the top center, you will alert the boss. Boss levels can be tough and they will have a health bar too when you kill the boss the laboratory level ends and the new lab level opens. Each of these laboratories will have different enemies. These laboratories can be viewed under the story map option available at the bottom left corner of the main screen.
The Level ends when you lose full health or if you finish off the boss. The number of games you can play continuously is affected with the introduction of energy, each and every game will consume energy which will take some time to refill.
Powerups, Garage and Upgrades
The Powerups can be unlocked by using the research option. Research can be carried out with the help of Research Tokens which can be obtained as a reward or sometimes rewarded by the Experience Road. When using a research token a chest is obtained, when opened, it will reward with one or more cards of any powerup.
At the time of writing this guide, there are only 3 different inventions available at the garage, with others marked as “Coming soon”. And currently, the only way to obtain these is to collect XP and level up to obtain them from the Experience Road. These inventions can help get higher scores and finish laboratories faster.
The list of things that can be unlocked and upgraded includes the jetpack itself, all the power-ups, and garage inventions. Jetpack has two upgrades, one is the health and the other is attack. Each of these can be upgraded with Coins which are collected at each attempt. Jetpack can have a core, a core can be installed based on the score with gems.
A powerup can be upgraded when there are enough cards obtained from the chest, to upgrade a powerup you need some coins. Most of these upgrades offer extended duration of that power-up and sometimes it also boosts the percentage of score and coins collected while it’s active.
Garage items can be upgraded at certain player levels. Each upgrade will cost coins. The main improvements include additional duration, coin boost as well as score boost.
Consumables and Rewards
There are different consumables like Coins, Gems, Research tokens and Energy.
- Coins are used to upgrade everything in the game.
- Gems can be used to revive Barry in the game.
- Research tokens are used to get new power-ups and upgrade existing ones.
- Each and every game need 1 Energy.
Rewards are offered after every match and based on the score XP, Coins, and Gems are offered. Other rewards include the ones from the Experience Road, each and every level-up will give rewards that will sometimes unlock new sections in the game such as the power-up section at level 3 and garage at level 5.
The store offers all the consumables for purchase, from bundles to the energy you can get everything that you need to enjoy the game. Although purchases are not mandatory, they make the game easier to play and progress.
The shop items included a Starter pack (consisted of 5000 Coins, 30 Gems, and 10 Tokens) or other consumables such as Coins (starts at 5000 coins at 10 gems and goes up to 65000 coins at 100 gems), Gems (10 gems at 135 rupees up to 500 gems at 7264.69 rupees), Research tokens (6 tokens at 9 gems up to 84 tokens at 100 gems) and Energy (5 energy for 10 gems). You can also watch ads to get a portion, although these ad-based rewards can only be obtained a set number of times per day.
Jetpack Joyride 2 Bullet Rush Guide: Tips and Tricks
Here are some of our additional tips and tricks on how to progress in the game easily as an amateur.
- To hover is the key, always try to be in the air midway so that you can quickly ascend or descend when required. Try and evade as many blockers as possible.
- If opponents become stronger or you are not able to get a good score, always upgrade the health and attack under the Jetpack menu.
- Shoot targeted rockets as soon as they appear on the screen if left they will deal a lot of damage to the player.
- Always try to catch a flying power-up or invention token to travel some distance without worries.
- Use power-ups efficiently, if you pick a token and get a crossfire gun, it will shoot 3 bullets at set intervals, and if you hover up and down you can deal damage to every enemy or missile on the screen.
- Always upgrade the core to get a good score multiplier, which in turn will increase the chances of getting higher XP and gems.
- When you are out of energy watch an ad to refill to continue playing for a while. You can also utilize the ads to collect all other consumables for the day.
Go ahead and give it a try and if you are finding trouble, don’t hesitate to fall back to this Jetpack Joyride 2: Bullet Rush Beginners Guide for tips!
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