Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai 3DS

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  • Summary: From the makers of Nano Assault Neo, FAST - Racing League, Art of Balance

    Jett Rocket returns! Your favorite planetary inspector is back and in trouble. His archrival Kaiser Taikai has to settle an old score with him... Explore the home planet of the Power Plant Posse and ignite your
    From the makers of Nano Assault Neo, FAST - Racing League, Art of Balance

    Jett Rocket returns! Your favorite planetary inspector is back and in trouble. His archrival Kaiser Taikai has to settle an old score with him...

    Explore the home planet of the Power Plant Posse and ignite your trusty old jet pack in this epic full-3D action-adventure!

    Features:
    -Jump'n'Run with lots of action and variety
    -Hidden Bonus stages
    -Destroyable Environments
    -Ignite your JettPack
    -Jump on your JettBoat
    -Full stereoscopic 3D
    -Super-smooth 60 frames/sec.
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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. Nov 19, 2013
    70
    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.
  3. Nov 22, 2013
    70
    A gorgeous looking action and platforming adventure with a 2D and 3D mixed gameplay. A bit in the short side, though.
  4. Dec 5, 2013
    70
    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.
  5. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Jan 8, 2014
    70
    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]
  6. Dec 4, 2013
    64
    This old-fashioned platformer draws its motivation mainly from the steep learning curve and the high difficulty level.
  7. 10
    I don't think I've ever played a game as soulless of Jett Rocket 2.

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  1. Nov 25, 2013
    6
    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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