Tip: Jetpack Joyride is giving away free loot on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 today
Here’s a good tip for you if you’re a fan of the endless runner Jetpack Joyride. On the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions, just about everything in the Stash (the game’s store) is free today.
Bug or giveaway? We’re not sure but it’s worth checking out.
Indeed we bought just about everything we could from unlocking levels to new outfits to utilities on our Surface Pro. On Windows Phone we were able to do the same as well, collecting a ton of achievements too. However, after about every second “free purchase” the game would freeze on our Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020, making the process…well, a process, though it seemed to be random too. We didn't experience the same on Windows 8 though, making it much easier.
We checked with Halfbrick’s Twitter account and this doesn’t look to be a temporary sale. In fact, our tipster told us this:
The game does look to still be having stability problems as on an initial load it seems to be crashing the game, at least on three of our phones. After that, it crashes after a few purchases, requiring us to hit the Windows key, jump back into Games and re-launch. It eventually exits the game and we have to repeat the process.
On our Surface Pro, just about everything is free
We’re not sure if Halfbrick is doing this to amend for yesterday’s crash (plausible) or if it’s a glitch. Regardless, you are more than welcome to give it a go.
If you haven’t downloaded Jetpack Joyride yet, you’re really missing out on what is an excellent game.
Jetpack Joyride – Windows Phone 8 – 36 MB – FREE – Store Link
Update: A ton of you are noting in comments that you don't have anything for free, so here at WPCentral, we must have magic phones and tablets as our pictures don't lie! Now pardon us, we're going to go use our Golden Piggy Pack and blast money at scientists. (But seriously, sorry if you can't get this deal. We verified with a few people that this works.)
Update 2: People are having luck by uninstalling and reinstalling the game, then trying the Stash. That makes sense as we fresh installed the game on our three phones.
Thanks, Sholokov, for the tip!
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Update: game refuses to start at all now! All I see now is the main screen with music playing, but the menu itself doesn't appear..
UPDATE: Jetpacks, utilities and vehicles buying is buggy. Just exit the game after every purchase.... :/
Crashing like crazy
I have an update that came out the other day, I believe.
But the app is crashing after a couple of "purchases".
Is the save synced on Xbox Live?
In a perhaps related note, the new version of Fruit Ninja (also Halfbrick) was locking up and having fits on me this morning. Server issues?
When does their new one come out? Colossatron?
Just looked at their Facebook page? Man, we need an update to get some of those other costumes and vehicles...
I just uninstalled jetpack joyride went to marketplace to reinstall and now I can't find it anywhere on my 920 but the marketplace place says share so it's on my phone but where?????
I've got the Walkies achivement to unlock offline but the A Man My Son won't as it won't let me restart the missions!
Thank you WPCentral for the tip :)
Thank's for the tip, enjoy folks.
go in buy everything that is free(not everything is free)
close the game
reconnect to internet
use your new stash to unlock achievments and get more coins
buy everything else enjoy
Happy days...cant stop it crashing and having to relaunch after a few purchases on my 920 though.
I even had to soft reset once.... (btw why are my background tasks not working after soft resetting? chronos and weather flow)
Now they make everything free (bug or intented)... great, but the 2 problems: this kills the fun of the game, and more importantly the game is
STILL FREEZING... ffs (even not doing anything with the stash).
These made me delete the game... gz for the devs (or whoever responsible)
i an relutant to reinstall.
it seems like this "glitch" has killed a lot of people's phones
Un-confirmed for Windows Surface Pro - Will try once i am home from work, around 3pm CST.
Thanks for the tip!