Jett Rider Review (PlayStation 5)

For this Jett Rider Review, A collision in the orbit of the planet Gravos is the starting point of an unforgettable adventure with tons of fun and love for the classics. Jett, the space sweeper, was only supposed to pick up the wreckage of the AC-137 cargo ship, but he soon discovered that something messy was brewing on the surface of Gravos.

Jett Rider Review Pros:

  • Decent pixel art style graphics.
  • 313.8MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Filtering options – pixel, trilinear, and bilinear.
  • Three save slots.
  • In-game cutscenes and you can fast-forward them.
  • 2D action-platformer gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial pop-ups.
  • Has a retro feel to it but controls like a modern game.
  • You have a jetpack that replenishes gas over time.
  • Save points in game-have a save spot and a shop.
  • Loadout- 2 guns.
  • Enemies drop coins/health/ammo/EXP.
  • Level up to increase stats.
  • Guns are always free and earned in-game, you pay for ammo.
  • Death-you loses everything.
  • Combo counter.
  • Good looking locations.
  • The map uncovers as you play.
  • Nes game feeling.
  • Difficult.
  • Actions-Jump, shoot, jetpack and 2nd weapon.
  • Levels in the game have set mods like enemies do more damage or you do less damage.
  • Pick up trash and put it in the recycle bin to clear the level and progress.
  • Nostalgic.
  • Can farm cash/EXP and materials.
  • Buy gun upgrades from the shop.
  • Very easy to get into.
  • Harder enemies act more like little set pieces.
  • Can get very addictive with its smooth controls and wide open areas.
  • Secret areas to find shortcuts and loot.

Jett Rider Review Cons:

  • Is a game that came out a few years ago under a different name – Willy Jetman: Astromonkey´s Revenge.
  • Slow progress.
  • Can farm and get overpowered.
  • Annoying level design especially in the dungeons.
  • Little variation.
  • The combat is very basic and only offers two-way shooting which does not include shooting up.
  • No replay value.
  • Can easily skip parts.
  • Difficult.
  • The a slight learning curve with the jump and jetpack controls.

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Jett Rider:

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Developer: Last Chicken Games

Publisher: JanduSoft

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Coming in as a huge Solar Jetman fan, I was immediately surprised by how this game looked, felt, and played. Using a jump and a jetpack you are in essence an intergalactic garbage man who collects waste and deposits it in the designated bins. Outside of your Captain Planet-inspired heroics you fight aliens, go du geon crawling, and collect new guns to kill said aliens faster. It all cumulates into an experience that is full of nostalgia and fun but most importantly discovery and power for you can play how you want and just take it all in, maybe do some farming of gear to level up or just fire straight through. I had an absolute blast for many hours until the game got a bit stale, once you’ve seen one dungeon you have seen them all, the aliens don’t change much and it all became a grind to the point I had to give up. It saddened me as I did love the opening few hours, it went at a slow pace but I liked it, it fit in with the style. Maybe I could go back after an extended break but at the moment I’m happy leaving it with mostly good memories. It is weird to see the game back again under a different name but that licensing game is weird.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!