Halfbrick Studios is best known for its Fruit Ninja game franchise, which has made its way to iOS, Android and other mobile and desktop platforms. Apart from the popular fruit-slicing series, though Halfbrick also has another runaway hit, with Jetpack Joyride, which has been available from Apple’s app store since late 2011, and on Facebook since this March.

The game’s fans would be pleased to learn that Halfbrick has launched Jetpack Joyride on Android. The game has actually been available on the Amazon Appstore since August. This time, the game has launched on the Google Play Store, so users who prefer to get their app and game fix from the official Google app store can join in on the side-scrolling fun.

Gameplay is the same familiar side-scrolling action as with other releases. Game controls are simple: touch the screen to fire up Barry Steakfries’ jetpack and make him ascend. Release for descent. It’s the challenges along the way that make it more fun, such as dodging bullets, lasers, and the like.

Jetpack Joyride is a free download from Google Play. Check it out now.