The endless runner game has become an App Store staple. But this is a
game type where the mechanics are so often repeated that a single wrong
move in the design department can unbalance the whole enterprise and
ruin everything. Few have perfected the endless runner formula as well
as Jetpack Joyride.
Its premise is simple. You are Barry
Steakfries, who has just broken into a secret lab to nick the machinegun
jetpack used to propel you through the game. This being an endless
runner, it's impossible to escape the secret lab, but you can have a
damn good stab at it.