Enjoying a Retro Game

During my staycation, I dusted off my PlayStation3 and looked for games that weren't too violent to play with my daughter.  I found demos for Dream Chronicles and Faery: Legend of Avalon, which she loved.  None of the games I had on my shelf seemed appropriate to play (Skyrim, the Batman: Arkham trilogy, Final Fantasy, the Uncharted trilogy, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Legends of Wrestlemania, etc. I finally stumbled upon a free download of retro-looking game called Jetpack Joyride.  Let me tell you, it's fun and addictive!

It's simple, one-touch system was welcome in this day and age when controllers have multiple buttons and joysticks. The simplicity didn't detract from the excellent gameplay, which never grew boring nor repetitive.

The look and feel of the game reminded me of those classic side-scrolling runner games of yesteryear like Pitfall, Super Mario Bros., and Sonic the Hedgehog, and it's just loaded with creativity and plain old fun.

Play it.