A Head Start is one of the many Utilities in Jetpack Joyride. It's a disposable item that can be activated at the start of the game, and runs the first 750m for you.


Tap the Head Start icon at the beginning of each game to travel the first 750 metres. The icon will stay on the screen until you fly till about 70 metres so you can click it at about 65 metres to travel slightly further. You can tap the screen while using the Head Start to make Barry move higher, which can help him collect coins. They can be earned through Spin Tokens, and after the recent updates (October/November 2016) you now purchase them directly before each of your runs instead of through The Stash (so packs of 5 are no longer available), and Purchase prompt will only be shown if you have more than 750 coins. However, you can now win packs of 3 or 5 through the Strong Arm Machine (S.A.M.).


  • To get the maximum amount of coins from a Head Start, it is recommended to use the Coin Magnet gadget, which allows you to gather more coins.
  • However, it will not be affected by vehicle magnets from the Free Ride gadget, because you obtain the vehicle AFTER the 750m head start ends, but you can still get zapped before you reach it if you're not careful or choose to avoid it completely by flying pass it.

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