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Jetpack is a Puzzle Platformer for MS-DOS designed by Adam Pedersen. Originally released in 1993 as shareware by Software Creations, the game is now available as freeware.
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The object of the game is for you to grab all the Emerald Gems in each single-screen level without getting killed by enemies or the occasional trap. To assist with this task, you are equipped with a phase shifter beam that can take out bricks (but not enemies), and, of course, a Jet Pack.

Not to be confused with the unrelated (apart from them both containing jet packs) game Jetpac.

Tropes appearing in this game:

  • Christmas Episode: Has a Christmas demo version where Santa has to deliver presents instead of collect gems.
  • Excited Show Title!: The Christmas demo version is titled Jetpack Christmas Special!
  • Frictionless Ice: Some platforms are coated with slippery ice.
  • Jet Pack: Allows for Video Game Flight.
  • Jump Physics: You can jump (and control your falling direction) when the Jet Pack is out of fuel, but jumping is slow and gains only one block in height.
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  • Level Editor: The game lets players create their own custom levels.
  • Level Goal: Each level is exited by double doors that open once all the Emerald Gems are collected.
  • One Hitpoint Wonder: All enemies and traps will kill the player in one hit.
  • One-Word Title: The name of the game is the name of some of your equipment: a Jet Pack.
  • Segmented Serpent: The so-called Marble Worm. It's actually not a single enemy but a bunch of Steel Balls lined up in a row, though they can't be separated.
  • Shout Out: Some of the levels are inspired by popular video games, like "Jetpac" and "Kong Pack".
  • Spikeballs Of Doom: There are small spikeball enemies that move diagonally and bounce off walls.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Teleport squares link to other teleport squares of the same color. Enemies always take them, but the player has the option of whether or not to.
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  • Title Drop: The level that spells out the game title.
  • Video Game Flight: You can use the Jet Pack to fly, but you have to find fuel for it. Some levels contain no fuel at all.

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