Jersey Shore has been re-imagined as an 8-bit side-scrolling beat-’em-up, which actually makes a ton of sense when you think about it. DJ Pauly D – Beat That Boardwalk puts you in perfectly coiffed hair and gold chains of Pauly D as he braves the Jersey boardwalk in search of power-ups in the form of gold chains, boom boxes, and headphones. Watch out, though! Bros will be coming at you, grenades will be lurking at every bar, and show-killing executives will pop out to try to ruin everyone’s day.
It’ll be up to you to beat back the traditional nemeses of the ever-heroic Jersey Shore cast, and keep Pauly D looking good while doing it. That means hitting the gym to activate Juicehead mode, which allows Pauly to wreck his enemies with inhuman strength. That he got naturally from the gym, of course. Don’t forget to stop by the tanning salon, or Pauly D will be too pasty to get any love on the boardwalk.
To its credit, DJ Pauly D – Beat That Boardwalk captures the spirit of the classic 8-bit side-scroller perfectly, with source material that almost seems like it was made for this medium. If you want to throw out a little extra money to complete the Jersey Shore 8-bit experience, you can buy the Italy add-on pack within the app. There will be scooters. The app is available now on iTunes for $0.99.