Test your dinosaur jump-jet skills with a game that redefines the platformer genre, aptly renaming it "platflyer." Simply put, you're a t-rex with rocket boots trying to save earth from an incoming asteroid. Do you have what it takes to stop it?
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Very Positive (16 reviews) - 93% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (255 reviews) - 95% of the 255 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 21, 2015

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Reviews

“JumpJet Rex does an admirable job of blending the best of old and new”
80 – Destructoid

“Beyond its nostalgic surface, though, is a game that’s freaky fun and well-suited for pick-up-and-play gamers as much as it is for hardcore enthusiasts looking to set world records.”
88 – Digital Chumps

“If you are a fan of old school games like Mega Man, this may be the easiest purchase you ever make. JumpJet Rex’s new-school approach to old school platforming, and the addition of the time trial elements and collection itch to scratch, this game is an absolutely must-have.”
90 – GamingTrend

About This Game

Retro Platformer Flare
JumpJet Rex features beautiful hand-drawn 16-bit graphics and classic chiptune music that transfers dino lovers back to the 2-D glory days of the early 90’s.

Secrets and Collectibles
With dozens of items stashed across the Galaxy, and many secret areas to discover, JumpJet Rex offers plenty to do for the treasure hunters in the house!

Replayability
With a time challenge twist, players can replay every level multiple times to prove their platforming prowess. Download ghosts to race against the best players in the world, or compete directly with your friends to see who can post the best times!

Killer Old School Gameplay
Remember when platformers were so tough that people would hurt their hands playing, but feel amazing after getting past a level? Relive those moments with JumpJet Rex’s strenuous platforming challenges and retro boss battles.

Co-op Mode
Saving all of dinokind from a giant asteroid barreling down on Earth is a pretty tall task for a T-Rex with tiny arms, so players can team up with a friend to take on challenges. Teammates must coordinate efforts in order to avoid mass obliteration.

Customization and Upgrades
No two T-Rex’s are alike and fans will be able to customize their character and upgrade their appearance with the loot they collect on their travels.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
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Cjcomplex
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fun lil' platformer that is worth checking out. Levels are broken down into 3 stars (1 each for completion, zero deaths and under time limit) and thus allows the player to decide how they wish to approach each given level. Though bosses are gated behind a prerequisite amount of stars, the amount that is required is rather fair and gives you the wiggle room needed to avoid doing those levels that you dislike (or perform poorly at).

There is a wide amount of cosmetic customisation that allows you to dress your dino in any way you wish (I went with a pink dino with a robot helm because why not). Price per piece seems to be a bit high, so if you plan on getting them all or wishing to 100% this game, I would imagine that it will take you a while to do so.

I should note that I did not play the co-op nor did I play with kb&m. It felt more natural to play with a controller (Xbone) in order to get a bit more precision that is required at the later levels.

All in all, worth picking up and giving it a go.
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KoolDashKid
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
Got this a while back and forgot to write a review. Keep in mind I haven't played this game in around a year, so it may seem like a bit of a blur.

Before my friend moved away, the developer was kind enough to deliver me a key for JumpJet Rex. I introduced the game to my friend, and he instantly fell in love with it. JumpJet Rex has many factors to why it's such an amazing game. Here are some things.

- A shop to customize your dinosaur
- Very well made
- Online scoreboards that you can beat with a friend
- Fun levels
- Fun bosses
- Great soundtrack

The only bad thing about JumpJet Rex is that the game is faily short.

In a nutshell, I rate this game 8/10.
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ultros
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Pretty fun game but will make you hate asteroids.
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lunk31
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
The game is very good, it kind of reminds me of mario, very simple yet so addicting and great for childern.
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Fish964
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
This game is a retro-styled 2D action platformer. Its is colourful, charming, addictively fun, and very frustratingly difficult! As is the style with the retro 2D platformer, Jump Jet Rex throws its hat into the ring as an easy to learn, insanely difficult to master platformer. The aim is to simply collect all 3 "stars" in a level, awarded to you if you complete the level within a time limit, complete the level without dying, and one for just getting through the level at all. The challenge comes in the fact that the player needs as many stars as possible to unlock more and more levels in order to complete the game. You'll find yourself going back to old levels in the hope of beating it quickly this time, or without dying this time, all with the objective of collecting those prescious stars. The gameplay as one may expect is controlling a small dinosaur with jet shoes. That concept alone is endearing but the player can also fully customise the apprearance of their rex and their jet shoes. You'll be flying, jumping, and boosting your way through treacherously difficult mazes and obstacles. The game also features boss battles which offer a nice change of pace. Overall, this game is recommended for fans of old-school 2D platformers, the kind that are so addictive yet will have you screaming at your screen in fury at how difficult it is. Think Super Meat Boy, with jet shoes and you're not far off. However, if you are a gamer who would be put off bythe steep challenge, I don't think this game is for you.
My score: 8/10
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kylermannn
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Definitely a solid purchase if you're someone who likes:
-solo time trials in racing games (this is the whole game basically)
-fast paced, quick reaction gameplay
-a good challenge

You probably wont like it if you're someone who:
-Wants a chill game to sit down and play while watching a movie at the same time
-Gets frustrated quickly from failure
-Needs a story driven single player experience

I'm the type of person who gets bored of a game if I'm not dying/losing at least once in a while. That being said, I've only played for about an hour and a half and I love it. It's a great game if you've got 30 minutes to spare, or need something to do while another game loads/matchmakes.

This game probably isn't for everyone, but if you think that you do fit into the criteria above, I'd confidently say that this game is a good pickup.
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Salarn
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
https://youtu.be/jbEhYd054_I

New fossil records show proof of dinosaur designed jet boots, this educational game takes that new information and uses science to provided the best guess of what they were like.

Take control of a friendly hero to the dino-universe and save it from impending meteoric doom by dashing through rings and collecting gold coins. Gameplay is a quick responsive jumping and air dashing to race through well designed levels, better performance rewards more stars used to unlock further levels.

This fast moving action however does not translate as well to the boss fights which are sluggish, bland and occasionally buggy.
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Ðiabolic |✓Trump|
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
This is one of my favorite platformer games and one to not only kill time, but to take part in a nice little story about a dinosaur saving planet Earth, if you like sonic the hedgehog and shovel knight, give this game a go!
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SCRE4M 🎃 [KC] zizi2citrom
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
I really love the game. It's simple,colourfol,and great. It reminds me,of Sonic the Hedgehog,but it isn't a problem,is it!?
Pros:
- Great soundtrack
- Good boss fights
- Colourful graphics
- Customizable HQ and character
- Local CO-OP and Arena mod

Cons:
- In a few level,there's FPS drops
- You need stars to proceed further levels,and sometimes it's hard to earn it
- Sometimes the leves are a bit hard
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lolgube
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Product received for free
I like it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I really love the game. It's simple,colourfol,and great. It reminds me,of Sonic the Hedgehog,but it isn't a problem,is it!?
Pros:
- Great soundtrack
- Good boss fights
- Colourful graphics
- Customizable HQ and character
- Local CO-OP and Arena mod

Cons:
- In a few level,there's FPS drops
- You need stars to proceed further levels,and sometimes it's hard to earn it
- Sometimes the leves are a bit hard
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
Got this a while back and forgot to write a review. Keep in mind I haven't played this game in around a year, so it may seem like a bit of a blur.

Before my friend moved away, the developer was kind enough to deliver me a key for JumpJet Rex. I introduced the game to my friend, and he instantly fell in love with it. JumpJet Rex has many factors to why it's such an amazing game. Here are some things.

- A shop to customize your dinosaur
- Very well made
- Online scoreboards that you can beat with a friend
- Fun levels
- Fun bosses
- Great soundtrack

The only bad thing about JumpJet Rex is that the game is faily short.

In a nutshell, I rate this game 8/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
This is one of my favorite platformer games and one to not only kill time, but to take part in a nice little story about a dinosaur saving planet Earth, if you like sonic the hedgehog and shovel knight, give this game a go!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Definitely a solid purchase if you're someone who likes:
-solo time trials in racing games (this is the whole game basically)
-fast paced, quick reaction gameplay
-a good challenge

You probably wont like it if you're someone who:
-Wants a chill game to sit down and play while watching a movie at the same time
-Gets frustrated quickly from failure
-Needs a story driven single player experience

I'm the type of person who gets bored of a game if I'm not dying/losing at least once in a while. That being said, I've only played for about an hour and a half and I love it. It's a great game if you've got 30 minutes to spare, or need something to do while another game loads/matchmakes.

This game probably isn't for everyone, but if you think that you do fit into the criteria above, I'd confidently say that this game is a good pickup.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This game is a retro-styled 2D action platformer. Its is colourful, charming, addictively fun, and very frustratingly difficult! As is the style with the retro 2D platformer, Jump Jet Rex throws its hat into the ring as an easy to learn, insanely difficult to master platformer. The aim is to simply collect all 3 "stars" in a level, awarded to you if you complete the level within a time limit, complete the level without dying, and one for just getting through the level at all. The challenge comes in the fact that the player needs as many stars as possible to unlock more and more levels in order to complete the game. You'll find yourself going back to old levels in the hope of beating it quickly this time, or without dying this time, all with the objective of collecting those prescious stars. The gameplay as one may expect is controlling a small dinosaur with jet shoes. That concept alone is endearing but the player can also fully customise the apprearance of their rex and their jet shoes. You'll be flying, jumping, and boosting your way through treacherously difficult mazes and obstacles. The game also features boss battles which offer a nice change of pace. Overall, this game is recommended for fans of old-school 2D platformers, the kind that are so addictive yet will have you screaming at your screen in fury at how difficult it is. Think Super Meat Boy, with jet shoes and you're not far off. However, if you are a gamer who would be put off bythe steep challenge, I don't think this game is for you.
My score: 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
The game is very good, it kind of reminds me of mario, very simple yet so addicting and great for childern.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Pretty fun game but will make you hate asteroids.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Fun lil' platformer that is worth checking out. Levels are broken down into 3 stars (1 each for completion, zero deaths and under time limit) and thus allows the player to decide how they wish to approach each given level. Though bosses are gated behind a prerequisite amount of stars, the amount that is required is rather fair and gives you the wiggle room needed to avoid doing those levels that you dislike (or perform poorly at).

There is a wide amount of cosmetic customisation that allows you to dress your dino in any way you wish (I went with a pink dino with a robot helm because why not). Price per piece seems to be a bit high, so if you plan on getting them all or wishing to 100% this game, I would imagine that it will take you a while to do so.

I should note that I did not play the co-op nor did I play with kb&m. It felt more natural to play with a controller (Xbone) in order to get a bit more precision that is required at the later levels.

All in all, worth picking up and giving it a go.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Product received for free
I like it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
75 of 81 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
JumpJet Rex

JumpJet Rex is a very challenging 2D platformer that stays true to video game classics with its music, gameplay, and visuals. You are the Earth's first Dinonaut and you recieve an urgent call telling you that a meteor is heading to Earth. You must go back home to save your planet.

Gameplay

Through my playthrough I have used a controller. The levels are well designed. However, I have run into a few bugs that ruined my experience. The bug I found was on the first boss fight where I would glitch into the boss and be stuck, or glitch under the map and be stuck.
The levels are challenging and fun and the music is amazing. After I beat the first boss, I saw a difficulty curve appear as levels get much harder to beat.
Through the game you can collect $$$ to buy customization items for your dinosaur. You will be able to play the game for hours upon hours. This game is one that will cause rage in certain levels. Throughout the game there are collectibles hidden throughout the map which you can find and they will be added to your room.

Consider buying this/ not buying this if

Consider buying this if:
- you like the classic feel with videogames
- you like 2D platformers
- you like a challenge

Consider not buying this if:
- you do not like rage games
- you hate dying (most likely you will die a lot)
- you hate pixelated games or 2D platformers

Rating

Pros
+ many hours of gameplay
+ customization
+ music is very well done
+ gives an authentic classic feel
+ difficult and a challenge
+ many collectibles
+ dino basketball

Cons
- may glitch
- may have random lag spikes ( it did for me at random moments within this game)
- huge difficulty curve
- may become slightly repetitive
- only local co-op

Final Thoughts

JumpJet Rex is an amazing game with a magnificent soundtrack and a perfect old-school feel. The huge difficulty curve is annoying and you sometimes will run into bumps. However, overall as a game I am impressed with JumpJet Rex and am happy to have played it.

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