Popular twin-stick shooter JoyJoy is now available via GameClub

iPad Pro with GameClub and a green DualShock 4 controller
iPad Pro with GameClub and a green DualShock 4 controller (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

What you need to know

  • JoyJoy is available via GameClub.
  • The twin-stick shooter was huge back in 2014.
  • It's as fun as ever.

If you're a fan of twin-stick shooters you're probably very aware of JoyJoy. It was big on the App Store back in 2014 but as with so many games from that era, it went away. But developer Luke Schneider of Radiangames has allowed the folks at GameClub to bring it back.

We've spoken about GameClub and why it's so awesome before, and JoyJoy is a great example of that. This is a game that would never have made its return to the App Store without GameClub. And now a whole new generation of gamers can enjoy it.


JoyJoy (Image credit: iMore)

Enjoy what, you ask? Twin-stick shooting at its very best. That's what.

Harkening back to the classics of the twin-stick shooting genre, Joy Joy offers up pure action satisfaction. It's just you, the arena, an assortment of weapons, and more enemies than you can shake a vulcan cannon at. Swap between six different guns on the fly and choose the right weapon for each situation. Charge up your Ultra Attack to unleash the devastating power of each of your offensive skills and send a pile of your foes to the scrapyard in one fell swoop.Battle dozens of swarms of aggressive attackers in Waves Mode or dive into the Challenges Mode to take on specially-tuned tests of your shooting skills. Collect a variety of power-ups that will increase the power of your weapons, give you a temporary helping hand, or improve the parameters of your ship. Rack up the highest score you can and compare your best runs with those of your friends. Get into the zone and discover the joy that comes from staying one step ahead in this intense action experience.

You've got to admit that sounds amazing, right? The whole thing can be played with a controller or touch controls if that's your bag, too.

You can play JoyJoy now, but you'll need the $4.99 per month GameClub subscription first. I'd heartily recommend it, too. There are some truly great games available.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.