Going up with JettyCat the cool cat with a jetpack in JettyCat Towers
JettyCat looks very nice. I feel like he will make a good mobile game mascot being a very cute cat with a jetpack. The game has thirty levels divided up into three towers; with the third tower being a master challenge that requires you to collect 170 coins scattered across the past two towers. The controls are simple: tap left to go left, tap right to go right, and hold both to go straight.
The first tower consists of rooms that have salmon colored walls and yellow block backgrounds. The music in the first tower is soothing; even after setting JettyCat Towers aside to write this review I left the game open to continue hearing it. On level nine, however, I learned that keys do not stay with you even after you reach a checkpoint. You might as well start over because it became very frustrating trying to maneuver down to retrieve the key from the checkpoint.
The second tower adds an ice element to the game as well as more obstacles. The music changes from soothing to more up-tempo. I actually became stuck on the sixth level of tower two. It reverses the game from being a climb up through difficult obstacles to the exact opposite. The controls became much harder to handle as you try falling downwards.
Overall JettyCat Towers isn’t difficult at all. The only time I felt challenged was when I tried collecting all the green rings. If I ever became too frustrated doing that I’d simply fly past the level without bothering to get any; which was surprisingly easy on most levels. That’s the beauty of this game. It’s a mobile game that is ideally played on the bus ride to work or waiting for something that won’t take long. If you want to spend five minutes casually gliding through a few levels or trying to get all the coins in a level it doesn’t become overly frustrating.
I don’t have very many complaints, if any, about JettyCat Towers. As mobile games go it’s fairly good. My biggest complaint though is the ads. They are at the very top of the screen which in a game that has you climbing vertically is already a hindrance but having them flash as well was just enough to have me trip up at times and have to restart. Also about every three levels the game would stop and show a full page ad that really broke what little pace I was able to build up. Oddly enough in the European release there is a version you can buy which removes the ads. I don’t know why there isn’t the same thing for the North American release.
JettyCat Towers will be released in April 2016 on Android devices for free, with an ad-free version available for purchase in the European edition. So if you’re looking for a fun retro looking game with a few jaunty tunes to pass the time I recommend giving this game a try.
JettyCat Towers — Trailer