New car styles
To add even more variation, there are now six different car types, each with their own perks and limitations. You still get the original car from the first game, but now it's faster and perfect for precision speed runs, while hard to control when you're in the air. The jet car gives you a lot more mobility in the air, letting you perform turns and even barrel rolls as you pass through checkpoints.
There are also stock cars, compact cars, and other styles that give you a lot more variety than the original game and each gives you a unique feel on the track. Before you race, you'll be able to see which car type you'll be using to give you an idea of the style of race you'll be running and the unique challenges you'll be up against.
Not for beginners
Jet Car Stunts 2 does just about everything right, with great controls, spot-on racing physics, and clean-looking 3D graphics. But before you jump in, you need to know that this game requires almost perfect precision to get past some levels. What this means is that even the most hardened gamers will find themselves repeating levels to try to get that perfect run to get the gold medal, so casual gamers might find the frustration level a bit too high.
With that said, if you're up for the challenge, this game will definitely put your skills to the test.
Create and share your own tracks
You will need to either pay the full price of $4.99 or buy just the level editor ($1.99) to be able to create tracks, but once you do, you'll also be able to share your creations and race on other user-created tracks.
What's interesting here is the way you create tracks. You simply pick a car type, then start driving and turning as the track is automatically generated in front of your car. If you jump into the air, the track will create rings for your car to pass through until you level off, and then the track starts to appear in front of your car again. It takes a little practice, especially to drive around and connect the start of your track to the finish, but it's a really neat concept for track creation and I'm excited to see what people come up with.
Great stunt racing, great price
In the end, Jet Car Stunts 2 is a huge improvement over the original that was an already great (if dated) game. Good graphics, excellent physics, and a lot more content make this sequel both more fun and addictive. You also can play for free to see if you like it, and then buy only parts or all it, which is an excellent freemium experience.
But while it doesn't hurt to try out a free game, I still think some people will be turned off by the sheer difficulty of the game. Getting a gold medal often means racing almost perfectly, so if you're not the type who is open to repeating levels over and over, you probably won't like this game. But for those who don't mind the repetition and want to get that perfect run, Jet Car Stunts 2 is a must download.