Make drinks and battle bosses in Juice Jam, a fruity match 3 game!
PO Exclusive Review Summary
- Awesome match 3 game play
- Wonderful personality throughout
- Excellent graphics and sound
- Skill based gameplay
- Skill based gameplay
- Horrible sound effect will make some players mute the sound
- Cornball puns may turn some users off
A Berry Good Puzzle Game!
Think you’ve got what it takes to keep up with the drink orders of super thirsty customers? In Juice Jam, you can put your match 3 skills to the test with an endless array of juicy fruits. Match them up to make the tastiest fruit drinks possible! You’ve got to keep your customers happy and the boss man too. A juicy good time awaits!
Juice That Fruit!
In Juice Jam, players are presented with a grid containing a wide variety of colorful, ripe fruits. Customers come up to the window, and the game shows you their order via a bubble that appears above the customer’s head. Match the correct number of fruits on the board to fill that order and make a delicious fruit juice drink. Happy customers will suck down their fruit juice in record time and leave refreshed and happy. Congratulations, you are berry good at this!
Everything is peachy until the boss man comes to micromanage your fruit juicing puzzle fun. This fat cat scares off customers with his looming (and did we mention furry?) presence, so you’ve got to act quickly to distract him. Splat the cat with a few accidental shots of sticky fruit juice to give him the subtle hint to clear out of your workspace! Your boss will lick his wounds and come back later, but you’ll be ready for him.
Challenging Puzzle Gameplay!
Juice Jam sweetens the simple puzzle gameplay by adding loads of challenge to reward thoughtful moves. You can’t just throw fruit around to succeed in becoming a Juicing Master! The game gives you a limited number of moves and specific matches that must be made on the game grid in order for the customers to be served and the level cleared. This adds a satisfying challenge to the otherwise simple gameplay.
All of the characters in Juice Jam are bright, colorful and vibrant, adding zany personality to the game. You will love seeing the adorable parade of bright and shiny characters as you juice your way through this sweet puzzle game. Meet Kiwi, Mango and other memorable characters!
Jam on the Path to Adventure
The juice truck is a mobile drink station that brings fruity goodness all over town. Wind your way through the streets and work through each stop along the way. Challenge yourself to earning a 3 star score on each level for added juicing fun!
Secrets and Power Ups to Discover
Juice Jam looks simple, but don’t be fooled. This game has some secrets that you’ll have to play to find! Power ups, hidden treats… A world of culinary discovery awaits!
Great Graphics, Visuals and Sound!
The graphics in Juice Jam are colorful, refreshing and fun. They are paired with rich sound, snappy special effects and certifiably corny puns to create a unique gameplay experience you won’t want to put down.
Juice Jam is, hands down, one of the sweetest things to hit mobile. Download now and become the Zeus of Juice!
Juice Jam Review
– Review by Alice Flynn
Alice Flynn is a gaming enthusiast and journalist from Los Angeles, CA. She is currently obsessed with obscure foreign dramas, making tofu taste edible and the latest, greatest computer games.
Become The Zeus of Juice!
The match 3 genre is one of the most popular game genres on mobile today. With so many match 3 games available, it can be hard to keep them all straight after a while. You have the classics like Jewel Quest and Bejeweled along with heavy hitting modern favorites like Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga. With this style of game so well represented, it takes a lot to really stand out in this category. With that said, Juice Jam aims to provide its own unique take on this beloved style of puzzle game. Does Juice Jam manage to stand out from the rest? Read on to find out!
Great Match 3 Gameplay!
Match 3 games are so popular due to the fact that they are very fun to play. The concept is intuitive and easy to grasp, but it takes a lot of skill, strategy and precision to excel when playing this type of puzzle. Juice Jam does match 3 right. Players are presented with the familiar grid and it’s oh so simple to start matching up fruit! The game’s controls are effortless and responsive, just the way a good match 3 game should be.
A Unique Game, Through And Through
As soon as you boot up Juice Jam, you start getting a sense of what this game is all about. It’s colorful, zany and just plain fun, with memorable characters that make this game stand out from others within the same genre. Meet Kiwi, Mango, Valentino Litterbox (yes, you read that correctly) and other one-of-a-kind characters as you puzzle your way through this fresh and fruity game. It’s match 3 in a brand new package!
Speaking of Valentino Litterbox, he is your nemesis in the game. He’s technically your boss, and like all cats, he has a knack for getting in the way at the most inconvenient times possible. Players face multiple boss battles with Valentino Litterbox, and these bosses are hilarious. Make matches on the board to splat the cat and send him away to lick his wounds until next time. Having boss stages freshens things up, and splatting the cat isn’t something you get to do in other games. So much fun!
Sleek And Polished!
Juice Jam is presented with a high level of polish and pizzazz, giving it a professional look and feel. The graphics in every level are consistently excellent, making it a very pleasant thing to look at for long periods of time.
The characters are developed with such a unique look and feel that they often seem like they were licensed from a cartoon or something. I actually double checked to confirm that Juice Jam isn’t a promotional game for some new cartoon I had not yet heard of.
Juice Jam is a game that stands out from others due to the high level of care and creativity with which it was developed, and I think it’s safe to say that we will be seeing more of these characters in the future.
Sound Could Use Improvement
The sound in Juice Jam is a mixed bag. Each and every customer, regardless of character design or gender, makes the exact same sound when they finish their drink. It’s kind of like an exaggerated “Aaaah” sound, and it becomes very annoying, very quickly. I found myself turning down the volume of the game because I simply couldn’t take any more of that sound!
It was a shame to have to mute the sound too, because the music is quite excellent, once again making Juice Jam seem like the latest hit cartoon rather than a mobile game. The music sets the mood nicely, and it has a flavor that’s charming, sweet and zany, all at the same time.
If I could ask the game developers to change one thing about this game, I would ask them to change the sound the customers make upon completing their drink! Perhaps in a future update. One can only hope.
You’ve Got to Bring the Skills!
One of the most common criticisms of the match 3 genre stems from games that reward players for making mindless matches on the board (here’s looking at you, Bejeweled!) rather than encouraging strategy. There is a time and a place for the fast, frenetic matching of a game like Bejeweled, but strategic players will like a game like Juice Jam much better due to the fact that it rewards skilled gameplay.
This game gives players a limited set of moves, and if you burn them on unnecessary matches, you will lose the level, plain and simple. That means that you have to strategize and decide which matches are best to make. This ups the difficulty level considerably, and it leads to a more satisfying gameplay experience for puzzle lovers.
Level After Level Of Match 3 Juicing Goodness
This game is one thing and one thing only, a match 3 game. If you don’t love match 3 games, Juice Jam has the potential to become very repetitive. Level after level, it’s always the same thing, even if they throw in something slightly different to spice things up a bit. This will be a con for some players.
However, for those who like match 3 games, this won’t be a problem at all. It all comes down to your expectations. If you’re looking for variety, you’ll need to look elsewhere. If you’re looking for consistently fabulous match 3 gameplay, Juice Jam delivers.
Beware: Cheesy Puns Ahead!
Juice Jam is a game that’s not afraid to be silly. With that said, there are loads of wacky puns in this game. I have revealed one within this game review, “The Zeus of Juice,” but other than that, I have intentionally kept from revealing any more. Why? I found that as I was playing through this game, I enjoyed discovering new, corny puns that had me groaning and giggling at the same time.
I could see these puns being a major turn off for players who really hate bad puns, but if you love puns the way that I do, you will love collecting them all! This is one of those your mileage may vary type of things. It’s a con for some and a pro for others.
In the crowded match 3 genre, Juice Jam really stands out thanks to its brilliant cast of zany, memorable characters. The production values on this game are sky high, making it a must download and must-play for anyone who can even tolerate the match 3 genre. Overall, this game scores an 8.0: Excellent!
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