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 (17 reviews) - 94% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (254 reviews) - 95% of the 254 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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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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monoculo_jim
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
Product received for free
Mediocre speed run focused platformer, does absolutgely nothing special and it's just not particularly fun to play. Downright ugly too, and I dig the 8/16/32 bit look in most 2d games that use it. Triggering an achievement as soon as it loads the first time in order to encourage further play is also not appreciated.
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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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
This game is fun and cute. I wish I had this on my SNES when I was a kid.
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1 of 1 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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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
74 of 80 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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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 9, 2015
This game is RAD.
I'm not the kind of person that likes to play platformers - I usually get bored and frustrated by them really quickly. This, however, is GREAT. It's like Super Meat Boy met Flappy Bird and gave birth to a dinosaur with jetpacks on his feet. "Eww, Flappy Bird! That game is soooo stooooopid!" You may or may not have just said. "That also came out in 2013!! Are you stuck in the past, grandma?!" Haha okay there buddy, but seriously, hear me out!
In my first dive in I found that the game was very easy to pick up; the controls were very responsive and so easy to grasp that within minutes I was literally flying through the levels like I was DINO-PETER PAN! It feels like its at the right speed too - not too slow to make it feel clunky, and not too fast to make it overwhelming.
The art style is super cute - I just love my lil' Rex with his lil' cyborg eyepatch - did I mention you can dress up and customize Rex? Yeah, you can DO THAT. And it's AWESOME. I may be just biased though because I'm a GIRL. Who sometimes plays into GENDER STEREOTYPES.
Aaaanyways, the levels are quite diverse and I never knew what to expect going into each one, which is fun! I love mysteries! I mean it's not exactly Jump Jet Agatha Christie but y'know, it's cool. In all seriousness though, the level design is tight. There's also no forced tutorial but rather a main hub where you can learn basic mechanics and manoeuvres either yourself or through training, which is a nice option.
This game, despite being so easy to pick up, is very punishing - something that it openly advertises, so that's probably what the devs were going for. I found myself getting a little frustrated with the first boss battle after I died a ton trying to figure out how to beat it. The problem with this one battle was that the pacing was so different from before - I'd been trained to just GO GO GO as fast as I could throughout the previous levels while in this battle I had to wait for the right time to attack - it was actually easier to stand still than to keep moving. Despite this I've still really enjoyed JJR and heavily recommend it to anyone that is looking for a strong platforming game that you'll not only have a ton of fun playing but will also challenge you. Even a filthy casual like me enjoyed it! Support your the indies, guys! :)
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41 of 54 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2015
Introduction
JumpJet Rex is a fast-paced and retro styled platformer. You can play the game just for the story, or you can be the perfectionist by beating the time and not dying at all. The story is not to be taken serious, but it is very funny and cute. The gameplay is tons of fun and it can be very challenging when you are trying to get all the stars throughout the game. I had a blast playing JumpJet Rex; from the audio/visuals to the gameplay, JumpJet Rex is a nearly perfect game. I’m sure if you have the chance to play JumpJet Rex, you will have a blast throughout the whole experience.
Pros

  • Amazing gameplay
  • High replay value
  • Really cool hub-world
  • Perfect audio
  • Cool retro style
  • Funny and cute story
  • Great mechanics
  • Controller support
  • Gfx options and rebinding support

Cons

  • Fairly short story.
  • Nothing else wrong it (I couldn’t think of anything of else wrong)

Conclusion

JumpJet Rex is a nearly perfect retro platformer. It has basically everything you would want in a Retro Platformer for PC (Amazing gameplay, High replay value, really cool hub-world, Funny and cute story, Great mechanics, Controller support, and Gfx options and rebinding support). It was very hard to find anything wrong with JumpJet Rex and it really deserves more attention. I would highly suggest you to pick up JumpJet Rex as soon as you can.
Video Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK-NTMVTKlY

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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 20, 2015
A really fun platformer. The unlimited air jumps and dashes feel really great to control. If you're only trying to beat the game, you can do so very quickly since the levels are short with multiple checkpoints. But if you want to collect all the coins, all the hidden items, make the best time on any given stage? You'll be replaying and practicing quite a bit.

Speed run versus against friends seems like it'll be a lot of fun too once more people start playing.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
56.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22, 2015
I think this game is a piece of art.

very simplistic controls but still very fun to use.
every level is perfect to speedrun and fun to do so if you are in speedrunning.
even a casual playhrough its a blast.

I do reccomend this game if you are in to platforming/speedrunning.

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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 26, 2015
Still needs some smoothing out but this early release game is looking real nice,

Fast-paced, simple, and addictive. IL friendly with tight controls and suitable for both casual gamers and speedrunners. Looking forward to the final product
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2015
If you like:

-Platformers
-Flying
-Shaving off seconds from your best time in any game that records it
-Something you've never seen before

Then what the hell are you doing reading this? Scroll up! Hit that purchase button! Hurry! Every second you waste is a second you could spend playing this game!

The game is worth every penny as is. There is literally no downside or risk in buying it now.

.....Are you still here? Look, unless you need the money for food and shelter, you have no excuse!

BUY IT NOW!

....DO IT!

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