• Publisher: Shin'en
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2013

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. 75
    Jett Rocket II is a solid game that offers a lot in a seemingly small package.
  2. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Jan 8, 2014
    Incredible to behold, but unlikely to inspire, Jett Rocket II is an engaging, if slightly wobbly budget treat that's more for the yes than the heart. [Jan 2014, p.89]
  3. Dec 5, 2013
    While the prequel was a pure 3D platformer, Jett Rocket II tries to add a little variety with some 2D/3D gameplay and purely 2D levels. Surprisingly these 2D levels, reminiscent of Mega Man, are the best of the bunch, with a great level design and a touch of old school difficulty.
  4. Dec 3, 2013
    A pure platformer if ever there was one, Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai continues its predecessor's line of top precision platforming and striking visuals, yet is not quite at the level of carving out a non-generic look of its own.
  5. Nov 29, 2013
    Taking cues from Sonic, Mario, and other platforming greats, Jett Rocket II is an enjoyable, if flawed, variety-filled adventure.
  6. Nov 27, 2013
    A good game that borrows some inspiration from the big platforming games. It has some issues, but there's loads of fun waiting to be had here.
  7. Nov 22, 2013
    Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai is a game that, for the most part, is fun to play and nice to look at. It tries to deliver a varied gameplay experience, and although it isn’t too hot when it comes to the 3D levels and shallow mini-games, it makes up for this with tightly crafted 2D levels that can be deviously challenging.
  8. Nov 22, 2013
    A gorgeous looking action and platforming adventure with a 2D and 3D mixed gameplay. A bit in the short side, though.
  9. Nov 19, 2013
    Don’t expect to be utterly blown away by Shin’en’s latest – but don’t sleep on its ability to deliver a subtly compulsive experience, either. For less than a tenner you get a full thirty stages to play through, with some delightful touches that, for the most part, outweigh the flaws.
  10. Dec 4, 2013
    This old-fashioned platformer draws its motivation mainly from the steep learning curve and the high difficulty level.
  11. Jan 14, 2014
    Being a game that runs without any major flaws or technical blunders, Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai has very little standing for it and leaves the gamers with the overall feeling that this is a bland and uninspired piece of work. On top of that, its price tag is too high for what is delivered, which makes Jett Rocket II a passable option.
  12. 50
    Jett Rocket manages to leave a positive impression, but the challenge is prejudiced by an incapable gameplay.
  13. Dec 5, 2013
    No charisma, no ideas, no fun, Jet Rocket II is a game that does not deserve your attention.
  14. 10
    I don't think I've ever played a game as soulless of Jett Rocket 2.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 25, 2013
    Another woefully short platformer gracing 3DS's e-Shop, Jett Rocket II delivers a somewhat tight package that can definitely entertain fans ofAnother woefully short platformer gracing 3DS's e-Shop, Jett Rocket II delivers a somewhat tight package that can definitely entertain fans of the genre. Its main problem is that it relies too much on tried-and-true concepts and as a result fails to be memorable.

    The game features three worlds, each featuring stages that tend to be just long enough to entertain while being a good option for quick gameplay bursts. A good number of them are well-designed, mixing 2D and 3D platforming with challenging sections and cleverly hidden collectibles. Boss battles are fun enough, and so are the many minigames scattered through and between the stages. A noticeable problem is how slowly the main character moves, though, which is especially annoying when you have to backtrack a stage to find secrets you missed.

    It's gonna be pretty hard to hate Jett Rocket II, as it's a by-the-numbers experience with great graphics and okay gameplay. It's also gonna be hard to love it, however. The main character lacks any real charisma, and the robotic enemies friends tend to blend in pretty quickly. The game's collectibles are pictures of characters, which would be much more exciting if the characters had more personality. None of the gameplay sequences are exactly memorable either, which meant I was never really eager to resume playing the game.

    Truth is, serviceable as it may be, Jett Rocket II adds up to a supremely ho-hum experience. It's one of those games that are destined to fade into the back of your gaming memory in a few months' time. If you're on the market for quick and inoffensive portable platformers, it may be worth a download. Just don't go in expecting something unforgettable.

    Rating: 6.5
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