Joe Danger is a tough game to put down. The levels are just long enough where you’ll keep saying, “I’ll just play this one, and then I’m done.” It’s fast, it’s fun, it’s really all you could ask for in a game you either play for a minute, or for hours.
The way Joe Danger breaks down is as follows: you go through a course with plenty of obstacles, you collect coins, and you finish the level. Pretty simple, or so it would seem. In order to progress in the game, however, you need to collect medals. There are three medals in each level, and they’re pretty easy to get. Collect all three, and you receive what is called the “pro medal.”
In order to collect medals, there are certain criteria you need to meet. For example, collecting all of the coins in a level might get you a medal, or having perfect timing on your jumps. It’s not necessary to collect the pro medals to advance in the game, but it’s a nice little achievement.
Since the levels are so short, you’ll be going back to collect that coin you missed, just to know that you got it. The coins you collect allow you to purchase different power-ups at the start of each level. Some of the power-ups include invincibility, a coin magnet, and a score booster. The coins can also be used to unlock the many vehicles in the game, or any of the characters. However, its a little disappointing to have to grind for so long in order to get all of the unlockables. There are in-app purchases to make things a little easier; however, if you don’t want to spend the money, you’ll be playing the game for a while.
If you’ve had experience with the Joe Danger series before, then Infinity continues the tradition of a great gameplay experience in a small package. If you’re new to the series, then you’re in for a treat. With bright and colorful graphics, a slew of unlockable content, and around 100 levels, Joe Danger Infinity gives you plenty to chew on at a low price. Sure, grinding to unlock everything is annoying, but the game is so fun you may not even notice. It may be a little too early to say, but this is already one of the top handheld games of 2014.