I spent countless hours playing this masterpiece of a game on my iPod touch as a kid. It makes me incredibly happy that the game is still playable on modern devices over a decade later. There is one issue that I think should be fixed if this game gets another update in the future: on the iPhone 11, the controls buttons are way too big, so big that when using the vertical control layout, the thrust and accelerator buttons overlap with the pause and restart buttons in the upper corners. The UI just needs to be scaled down a bit to make this game work perfectly on newer iPhones.
This is the only review I have ever written on the App Store, and it will likely stay that way as this is so special I thought that I must share. I remember downloading this app as one of the first when I bought my brand new 3rd Gen iPod Touch and falling in love immediately and playing the game through (although those impossible levels gave me a lot of trouble). I then purchased an iPad 2 (the original) and later downloaded again to that and playing through with the same enjoyment as that first time. It became a tradition, with every new iOS device I purchased I would immediately put JetCar Stunts on and play through, each time loving it. That was the case, until I upgraded from the iPhone 4s to the iPhone 6. I can be very particular and the black bars on the edges of the screen made the game unplayable. Now, with this new update, I am able to play JetCar Stunts in glorious fullscreen. I have fallen in love all over again. I cannot wait to play through this game again for the 4th(5th?) time now, with the same enjoyment I had all those years ago. Thank you TrueAxis, for updating your masterpiece allowing me to play it without going insane from the edges. Easy 5 stars
I used to play this game all the time as a kid and restarted countless times just to get the gold medals for each level again. I recently started playing it again, but the screen is all out of whack. The game is still playable, but instead of tilting your phone left to turn left and right to turn right, the game is stuck tilting one way, and the only way to turn is to tilt your phone forwards (away from you). It’s just very awkward to play because of it and seems like a simple fix. It’s kind of like an inverted tilt but in a weird way. Now tilting left will make your car face up and tilting right will make your car face down. Very weird and would appreciate a fix!
I hadn't touched this game since maybe 2009 or 2010, never really dug into the sequel, but picked it up again with the 64-bit update and, I have to say, it hasn't aged a day. If anything it looks even better now than it did back then because it set a bar for gameplay and presentation that the App Store has only rarely approached in the last several years. Honestly I'm sort of amazed this game even exists, much less for two measly dollars. As soon as I conquer impossible it's on to part two I guess.
I remember back when this game had just came out, how I’d compete for the fastest lap times and how the fastest drivers would find the most amazing shortcuts on the track. I spend hours upon hours replicating some of them and even managed to hit second fastest time on a course. Sadly, with the death of OpenFeint, you can no longer do that. Still, a lot of fun can be had, highly recommended.
I love this game, the physics are amazing. Hands down the best gyroscopic steering of any driving app I have ever played. The buttons for throttle, brake, etc., are well laid out so you aren’t fumbling around like with many other driving games. The way you control the car when it is in the air is pure genius. I have probably download over a thousand apps and this one of my top ten favorites
I used to play this game for hours with my older brother but my favorite part was watching my older brother because he looked so cool the way he maneuvered around obstacles. I was torn when the game stoped working and was found myself bored a lot. I could not keep a game for more than two months before getting bored. Thank you so much for fixing the game! It is a lot of fun🏎
Thanks so much for updating my favorite game. This was the first paid game I got with my iPod so many many years ago and now I can re-visit it. This is such an amazing game plus an added bonus the level pack is free! Definitely recommend this it's so addicting!!
I started with the tutorial and got through all of those lvls except one which wouldn't work. Then I gave up trying and went on to the other lvls in which my turning wouldn't work. I did the tilt calibration which also didn't work. So I deleted and re downloaded the game and still no luck. I want a refund if this is not fixed.
Back when it was still being updated, the game was amazing. It’s not compatible with newer phones (at least 2018+ models) and should be either updated or removed as they’re now just taking money for an unplayable game.
Don't get me wrong. This game is very fun at first. However, halfway through the game the fun turns to frustration. Anyone who downloaded Enigmo 2 knows exactly what I'm talking about. Memorization is the key, but when the gameplay focuses on split second precision, at every freakin' turn and jump, it becomes near impossible. I'm not talking about "gran turismo on S-class" precision. More like NASA sending a satellite to Pluto kind of precision. Out of the 80+ games i have. This is the first one to make me actually throw my iphone at my couch. The graphics are sub-par and lack any detail, but they seem to fit this type of game well and I haven't noticed any frame-rate problems. Gameplay is very smooth and accelerometer controls can be adjusted to your liking. Despite it's flaws, I still suggest purchasing this rare gem as it will definately surprise you how entertaining it is for $2.00. Just make sure you pop some pills or whatever it is you do before playing to avoid any unnecessary fits of rage.
I remember playing this many years ago , but now it has an uneven tilting calibration and a inverse steering that really isn’t fun !! Please fix this !!! Because I don’t know how to get my 2 dollars back
This is one of my favorite video games of all time. I even wrote about it and recommended it on my blog. However, the tilt control switches the camera making it impossible to play on the iPhone XR. Please fix.
This game is incredible. The game is difficult but not impossible and the replay value is off the charts. The control scheme is easy to become familiar with and the boosting and breaking system is phenomenal. There are two game types and two difficulty levels you can play on (with the tweeks being very noticable). Even after you beat all the levels you can go back and find alternate ways to beat the level or you can challenge your friends. You don't go head to head (a feature that would make this game even better) but you see their "ghost car" (a transparent wired outline model of the car), which allows for alot of fun, you are not constrained by your friends not being online (you can accept their challenges whenever you want even if they are not online), and no lagging. If your friends skills don't compare to yours, you can go to the leader boards and race the leaders ghost cars. You can tell that the developers really put some thought into this game. I have recomended this game to friends and they all agree it's a amazing game too. Great job guys, two thumbs way up. Definitly worth the cost. You can also try the lite version to get a taste of what's in store. Happy racing!
While it's true this game is difficult at times, and even ventures into extremely difficult.... I personally appreciate that it takes time to learn the tracks. The car is both race car and jet plane, being able to maneuver in the air at full rocket boost is absolutely thrilling. A great physics puzzler / racing game... great job and hoping for more although I have a long way to go to get all gold medals. The people that are spending several days on the easiest levels aren't getting it, experimentation with the intricate physics of the jet car is the point.. not pinning the throttle over and over and expecting a different result... we all know what that's called. UPDATE: True Axis please, please, please come out with more levels or new games like this... there is nothing like it in the app store... nothing comes even close, somre of the time trial levels that include pure speed and huge air-time had me babbling with laughter... more please. This would make a faaantastic PS3 game.
I originally bought this game months ago but was so frustrated with how difficult it was and so never played it. The most recent update added detailed tutorials that really help you get the hang of the controls and the capabilities. Unlike other racing games, you don't race against opponents but against set time limits. The stunt moves you can pull with your vehicle are unbelievable (hence the name I guess). The details are unreal. On one try I crashed my car into the edge of one platform and every other time I've come back to that spot, there was a burn mark right where I crashed the first time. The thought and attention that went in to this game must be immeasurable. Seriously, it's worth taking the time to get used to the controls because once you do, the insanely creative tracks at just the right difficulties will have you keep coming back to try and pass through that last yellow triangle again and again.
I have to agree with some other reviews that say this game is really hard. I spend way more time falling off the edge of the track and falling protractedly into space than I do actually racing on the tracks. It makes me wish this were a ground based game most of the time. The graphics are simple but elegant, the engine sound if nothing impressive and there is no soundtrack to speak of. It seems as though the app store is packed with games like this in so much that there just isn't much depth at all in these games. They are all kinda one trick ponies. There are a few great exceptions like "Need for Speed" and ports like "Monkey Island" "Myst" and such. Unfortunately, this game joins the ranks of "Mini Gore", "Tap Fu" and "Synth Racing" for being as shallow as a puddle in terms of play. Games like this ate certainly worth $0.99 but not much more than that.
Wow!! This is probably the most polished controls for any game ive played. There is definately A LOT of skill involved in this game. I read quite a few reviews that says its too hard, cant get past easy, ill give it 2 stars... Please dont rate an amazing game low stars because its too hard for you. For gamer noobs, i guess youll be frustrated like them. But for hardcore gamers like me will enjoy the degree of difficulty to master the game. I have already got to intermediate in less than an hour while polishing up gold status on just learning and silver on easy. Trying to get gold on easy and finishing intermediate now. Definately for hardcore gamers, will catch on quick with the responsive controls. As for the ones having trouble, keep practicing, you guys will get there too eventually. Awesome game dev. Way to look out for hardcore gamers.
I've played this on my old 3G and my iPhone4-no slowdown on either unit. This is the most fun I've had with a 3D game on the iOS devices. Everyone should copy the tilt controls because they are dead on. I downloaded the DLC right after I bought the game-a great bargain for the money as I've yet to finish the hard and impossible levels. Also, for those of you that mastered the lite version, you are in for a new challenge from the actual game levels. At first I thought the game physics had changed with the actual pay version, but after downloading the "lite" levels into the game and replaying them, I realized they had tweaked the courses to be a notch harder. By the time you hit the hard levels, you are launching your car full on into the level with no landing in sight! Wow.
The stunts are very fun. A nice challenge for hardcores or casuals alike. I love that it has achievements (cool ones at that) and I also love that it replays your run. The controls are surprisingly fluid and fun as well. I gave this because I would have liked to see more than just one car (granted I have only played 2 levels so far but it seems there is only one) and also I would like to see more levels. To be fair though it does have a decent amount of levels but I already want more. This game is really great, especially for only being developed by 3 people. I will definately recommend this to all my friends with iPhones. Hopefully we can look forward to some title updates or maybe "jet car stunts 2" at some point.
1st off to all the idiots it doesn't work on your version 2 BECAUSE THE REQUIREMENT SAYS YOU NEED TO UPGRADE TO VERSION 3 OR HIGHER. Also the jumps aren't impossible you just need to do the tutorial that explains how to do better jumps. It doesn't need a bigger fuel gauge or the game would be too easy. and for the other guy, a map maker would be awesome but its just plain f'ed up you rate it 1 star because you want a map maker, and you said you love the game so don't give it 1 star. Ok so its very fun and addicting. You need Brains, common sense, good timing, and you gotta be able to take risks. Practice and it wont be hard! The maps are fun, the graphics aren't suposed to be realistic so there pretty good because there only suposed to be 3D. The controls are good after you get the hang of it.
I bought this game because someone recommended it in a review of another racing app. At first I was a little disappointed because I thought it to be "too hard". However, once I got the hang of the controls and understood the physics of the game it's been nothing less than spectacular. To my knowledge there isn't another game even close to this one. The tracks are unique and fun. There is strategy involved and each level is quite different from the next. Also, there are tons of levels. I'm still only playing the casual and so far it's a blast. I see others asking for the ability to design your own tracks. That would be great. Kudos to the developer. I'll be keeping an eye out for any new apps they design.
Okay, so, I LOVED this game until one day I noticed that the tilt controls were inverted and I went to see in options if I could change that (I hate inverted controls) but there wasn't so I tried to calibrate and that only made it worse. Now I can only BARELY play while holding the game upside down. And yes I have tried pressing the default button like a bazzillion times. And its not just inverted, if i hold my iphone the arrow thing that points where you're steering towards leans a little to the left, so the inverted controls and this whatever other issue makes this game nearly unplayable. And I have iPhone 3G with IOS 4.0 or was it 4.1? I don't remember so there. But PLEASE FIX THIS soooooo annoying it was one of my favorite games once you fix this I'll give 5 stars!!!!!! Update: Found out that some how the game switched to steering by tilting back and forth (even though there's no option for it) instead of simply tilting the device side to side to steer.
If there's one genre the iPhone excels well at it's racing. Many of the more well-recieved and technically intense titles have been racing games, and Jet Car Stunts is yet another addition to that class. The game plays somewhat similar to trackmania on the PC, in that you must maneuver through crazy courses in the shortest amount of time, but what makes the game different is the jet, which can either give your car a speed boost or fly in the air, depending on the situation. Responsive handling gives the game a 'one-more-try' feel, which is never a bad thing. Even better is that there are absolutely no jitters with the graphics at all, which is amazing for an iPhone game. Definitely buy this one.
I don't know who these guys are or where they came from, but they just released the finest driving game on iPhone. Support development houses like this, as they push the device into previously unforseen territory. The graphics and lighting are truly amazing. The frame rate never dips, and the draw distance let's you see the entire course at all times. Floaty but accurate physics coupled with retractible wings on the vehicle give you perfect control over jumps and flights. Add in great level design and Openfeint support, and the package is complete. If you love racing and platforming, this is an instant buy. It's extremely challenging but also amazingly rewarding. This is really worth any price being asked. One of my top ten by a large margin.
Great graphics, great car control and theatrics, good execution and update timeliness, plain fun and challenging. I can totally understand the $1.99 level pack price, those levels take a long time to test and build. But while this game is absolutely thrilling, it can be downright challenging. It requires precision tilt and afterburner control, timing and raw skill to perform well. It can be critized for excessive difficulty (too many hard levels: make more fun and exciting ones). The ability to watch others perform the levels in openFeint is great. Good value for money, I play it quite often and recommend it handily to others (especially non-apple smartphone users ;) ) Short story: downright awesome, but hard too.
This game is great although I do admit that it is kinda of hard, but thats what makes it so great! It was a little hard at first, but with some practice I was able to get use to it. If you are having trouble I suggest that you turn down the tilt sensitivity. I recomend this to anyone who is a fan of Track Mania or any other racing gamea. I think it would be cool to see you add a race mode were you race against other cars. Than again you proboly wouldnt be able to do the fancy jumps but I think it would be a cool idea for the game. Alsi could you add a cus car creator were you can add images from camera and a brush tool that alows you to paint the car. That would be awesome.
1) This is the best lookin app on the iphone/ipod that i have ever played!!!! 2) to all those people that say that this game is to hard to even play you are 100 percent wrong! i will say that this game is hard but if this game was easy you would be finnished with it in a matter of min, so its a good thing that it is hard but take my word it hard but then its not that hard, it just takes time to get use to. 3)you dont need to have medical percition to control the jet car you will need to know when to boost and break the jet car when needed. 4) THEIR IS NO CHEATING THE GAME, YOU CANT JUST GO TO THE FINISH AND THINK YOUR GOING TO WIN, YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THE CHECKPOINT(which i might add are really nice) TO WIN...
I downloaded the demo yesterday and I was hooked. The game was fun and challenging so I figured I'd treat myself to the real game. Before my purchase I assumed it would get extremely difficult to beat these levels but I'm playing easy mode right now and it's so hard! This game expects you to be incredible on easy mode! A game should train/prepare you for later difficulties, as you go along throughout the game, the difficulty should increase. I can't even imagine what the last levels are like but I don't think I'll ever make it that far. I prolly could but I just don't have that much time to devote to an iPhone game. It's fun tho, except that it may take you 15 minutes to beat a level just to realize that you still failed after finishing. Good luck.
The game has excellent graphics, real gravity, and all the tracks look amazing. Just some thing, I want to request on the game, are like, maybe an impossible mode in causual. Another suggestion, is that maybe you can do multiplayer, like device to device racing, on either regular platforming tracks, time trial tracks, or just make new ones just for multiplayer. As well as multiplayer, Openfeint can also add achievements for multiplayer, somewhat like " win 10 races" for a score of, maybe 10-20 points? Its only a suggestion. I hope you take this into your thoughts for making a new version.
Games like this are quite refreshing. Unlike most racing games, Jet Car Stunts lets you control a lot more than speed and direction. Rocketing, gliding, and turning in midair add depth and complexity to the whole experience. Jet Car Stunts isn't a racing game in the traditional sense, but still puts you up against the clock both locally and through online leaderboards which makes for great replay value. One gripe: I can't seem to get my head around the way the tires grip the road. Oh, and I hate paying for more levels. Nobody likes to do that, especially iOS gamers. Even so, this is a great game, and I highly recommend it.
Pretty much the best (and most pretty) iOS game out there.
This is a game of epic proportions. It's a great time trial game. It's an amazing platformer. It's a racer, and a flyer. It's a jumper and even something of a puzzler. It's beautiful to look at and the controls are spot on perfect. The menu navigation is solid, the IAP is worth it in every way, the price is outstanding—and the game you can and will play for hours. Days. Weeks. It rewards patience and skill—and the rewards are great. Challenge your friends and the joy never stops. Can you shave off a tenth of a second? It's always worth it to try. Let's have another go. Everything about this game is perfect and a must, must, must own. One of the best of all time, among thousands, literally. Possibly the most fun $4 (including the Level Pack) I've had in my iPad and iPhone gaming life. It runs beautifully on all devices—and the better the device, the more beautiful it runs. Anyone who has ever loved a car based game from Pole Position through and Wipeout XL through the present will love this one. I defy you to try not to.
Ok.... I'd like o start by telling you to buy this game. This game is very fun, and very addictive. This game takes a very long time to beat. Not only is the game long itself, but you will spend a lot of time retrying levels. I bought this game last night at about 11:30 and I am currently on level easy d. I'm still having fun dying and watching my car splitting into 900 peices. The game features tutorials, platforming( or normal game) and time trials. I am a very serious Xbox 360 gamer and this comes very close to a console game. Great buy!!!! Do the world a favor and buy the game already and stop wasting your Jet Car Stunts time!!!
Great update. I was scared because most developers update and totally screw the game up & never fix. Iv had this game for over 3 years and still play all the time. so was happy to see just a graphic improvement witch looks great so thanks. Also see your coming out with a jet car stunts 2. With I would totally get without any hesitation. This game has the best physics of any game in the app store. Great graphics. Great sound. Great gameplay. In other words it's a polished game witch needs nothing. A must have for any OSI device. Well worth the money. Iv gotten over 3 years of fun out of it. And look forward to many more years of fun with it. Great job guys thanks.
I think true axis does a good job at satisfying the consumer. For just 1.99, you get a polished game with loads of content. And after you beat it, you can buy even more levels for a little more money. The only thing I ask for is multiplayer. It can easily be implemented. Scoring would be time-based. When you fall off a cliff, time is added to your count. The person with the fastest time wins. Easy. Also, I don't want to see deep customization. Just be able to change the color of your car. In all, great game! I have jet car stunts, true skate, and I plan to buy jet car stunts 2. Keep up the good work!
Overall Jet Car Stunts has the best gameplay of any racer I've played on the app store. And I say that having bought most of them. The game has very polished graphics and the game can get very addicting once you get good at it. For me, the difficulty is perfect and I like the challenge of the "impossible" set of levels. Anyone claiming they can't pass the Easy set just and gave the game 1 star needs to look somewhere else because this game isn't targeted at the casual crowd. My only suggestion is More Levels!!! I'm almost done already and I'm craving more fun. I can't get enough of it!!
------ Apple: Best Games of 2009 ----- AppModo: "truly one of the best iPhone games" ----- PocketFullOfApps: "An absolute must have game!" ----- ------ Customer: "and I thought doodle jump was addictive" ----- Many Customers: "Best" and "Ever" Jet Car Stunts is an award winning, over the top, adrenaline rush, 3D driving game, with massive jumps, mid-air hoops, floating platforms, spiral roadways and outlandish maneuvers in impossible environments. The original levels, tight controls and fast, smooth, addictive game play has landed Jet Car Stunts on many "Best of 2009" lists. **** Profesional Reviews **** (5/5) AppSmile: "one of the best iDevice games we've ever played" (5/5) TouchGen: "I've played hundreds of games on my iPhone, and I can honestly say that this is the most fun I've had, thus far!" (10/10) PocketFullOfApps: "An absolute must have game!" (5/5) apphunter.net - "The controls are easy to master and the visual effects are simply stunning" (4.6/5) AppVee: "I recommend it" (8/10) PocketGamer.co.uk: "amazingly fun" (9/10) IGN - "excellent controls, a great drift mechanic" - "an amazing iPhone racer that you should absolutely buy" (5/5) TouchArcade: "Jet Car Stunts has really set the bar high in both visual appeal and handling" (4/4) SlideToPlay: "a thrill ride" (5/5) AppAdvice: "this one is a tight gripping, brow sweating, stunt filled marathon that you’ll enjoy every minute of" - "Jet Car Stuns is one experience everyone idevice owner should have" (5/5) touchreviews.net: "enough content in Jet Car Stunts to keep you playing the game again and again" (5/5) AppSafari: "truly one of the best racing games I’ve ever played" (4.6/5) AppSpy: "poetry in motion" (4.5/5) iphoneachievements.org: "simply magnificent" (9.99/10) IpwnAge: "the BEST app I've ever reviewed" TheAppera: "It’s a great game, one of my personal favorites on iPhone" AppModo: "truly one of the best iPhone games" **** Accolades **** Apple: Best Games of 2009 TouchGen: Biggest Surprise 2009 AppAdvice: #5 in Top 100 iPhone Games through 2009 PocketGamer.co.uk: Top 10 best iPhone games of 2009 TouchArcade: Best iPhone Games November 2009 TouchArcade: Best iPod Touch and iPhone Games: 2009 IGN.COM: Game of the Month: November 2009 IGN.COM Editors Choice Award IGN.COM: #8 in The Top 25 iPhone Games BestAppEver Awards: 3rd Place award for Best Racing Game