PAX Round-up 6: Joe Danger: The Movie

By Michelle Balsan,
In my opinion, and the opinion of many others, Joe Danger: Special Edition was one of the absolute gems of the last year on XBLA. At turns fun and frustrating (but always with that warm fuzzy feeling of a job well done when you succeeded), Joe Danger challenged you in a way similar to Trials HD, just with different physics. Now, he returns as more than a daredevil on a bike – he’s a stuntman capable of using many vehicles from skis to mine carts.

One neat thing about the inclusion of multiple vehicles is that each one brings with it different physics. You can’t quite pull a wheelie on skis and you certainly have to deal with floating while using a jet pack. This means many more possibilities for the tracks in Joe Danger: The Movie, as well as the presence of track-specific tasks. Well, they’re not exactly track-specific, but you’ll encounter similar concepts to those present in Joe Danger: Special Edition, just with a different aesthetic. For example, one of the levels on display featured Joe as some form of policeman. Instead of having to hit targets, you had to diffuse bombs. The mechanics were the same, but it's nice to see the team do things that are more than a simple re-skinning - the activity actually matches Joe's role in that stunt.


Joe Danger: The Movie also brings with it multiplayer, which was on show in its local mode at the show. The multiplayer functions like the race stages in the first Joe Danger, only now there are live people there trying to outdo you. It was good fun locally and will certainly translate well to the Xbox LIVE space.

Joe Danger: The Movie still does not have a set release date. You can check out our coverage of the title here.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.