I didn’t play Jet Car Stunts when it came out on iPhone a few years back, but I saw people playing it, and it always looked interesting. If it became popular enough, I figured, it’d eventually find its way to other platforms, and would you look at that — it’s now slated to appear on both current and next-gen consoles.
The new edition is more remake than port, with shiny visuals and 60fps frame rates that take advantage of newer systems’ extra power under the hood. If you’re not exactly sure what you’re signing up for, Jet Car Stunts puts you behind the wheel of, well, a Jet Car — a hybrid formula one racer and jet plane. Impossible? Yes. Awesome? Yup.
Thanks to your car’s uncommon abilities, the game delivers an element of platforming alongside its otherwise hectic-but-familiar arcade-style races. The trailer does a nice job of summing up what you can expect, so be sure to take a look.
Jet Car Stunts is slated to release on PS3, PS4, and Vita this summer, with Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions planned for a later date. PS3 and Vita will be both cross-play and cross-buy, while the PS4 edition adds “next-gen features such as richer graphics and 1080p/60fps gameplay.”
Grip is calling Jet Car Stunts “one of the highest rated racing games of all time,” and while I’m not sure a 4.5 star rating on the App Store justifies such language, it certainly looks capable of delivering high-octane thrills. I’ll be taking the PS3 version for a spin sometime in the near future; why not check out some fresh-minted screenshots in the meantime?