Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Jelly Splash - 3.5 Stars

So here it goes... my first review and I am in a generous mood!

Looking at the apps that I already have installed on my phone seemed a good place to start...

What is it?

Jelly Splash could be described as Candy Crush but with a connect the dots feel. The aim of the game is to connect three or more jelly pieces of the same colour to get points and solve missions. When you start you are given five hearts and each time you fail a level you lose a heart. When you reach zero you can either wait 30 minutes for a new one, invite friends to play through Facebook or buy some credits. The credits are expensive so I didn't review that feature!

As with Candy Crush you travel through levels, again these involve you inviting friends through Facebook, purchasing credit but its difference from Candy Crush is you can collect stars from the completed levels to pass the level. I like this feature, although getting the stars is addictive, as it stops your friends being bombarded with updates and requests every five minutes on Facebook. 

I like this app but think like Candy Crush it will have a shelf life for me. It is good for competing with friends (I did this by text!) and it kept my friend's five year old son amused for a good thirty minutes!

Now for some ratings.....

Ease of use -
This game is really easy to learn to use and it gives you instructions as you go. I did struggle when I got to level 40 and resorted to Googling the result that allowed me to eventually pass. I would say as the app goes on younger children would struggle to pass the levels so be prepared to talk them through it!

Price - 3
This is free on the Apple store to download, but if you want to buy extra lives or pass levels quicker it does cost. In comparison to Candy Crush the buying of lives is more expensive but you do get more credits for your money.

Adverts - 4
I didn't notice too many adverts, which is a good thing, but that is not to say there aren't any!

Keep, jury is out or delete - Keep
For now I will keep using this app, as it passes five minutes here and there and ironically having to wait for new lives for 30 minutes allows me to move on to different things.

Where to find it:
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/jelly-splash/id645949180?mt=8 
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wooga.jelly_splash&hl=en_GB