Jelly Defense iOS

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Sep 30, 2011
    100
    Infinite Dreams has created a fun and intuitive iPhone and iPad app through its attention to the right mix of details-great graphics, precise control, and cool game atmosphere. A
  2. Sep 30, 2011
    90
    Featuring color-based combat, terrific graphics, and a polished presentation, Jelly Defense is a great introduction to the genre for newbies and a challenging offering for longtime fans, too.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Mar 13, 2012
    83
    Cleverly balanced, addictive and very nice looking basic tower defence game. [March 2012]
  4. Oct 2, 2011
    80
    But it's still surprising how well Jelly Defense runs. It's as smooth as butter, even when the action gets intense.
  5. Sep 30, 2011
    80
    Jelly Defense injects a much needed dose of fresh gameplay in to a genre that is far too often parroted without much deviation; just don't expect to knab perfect completions regularly - they're a true challenge for many levels (and that's not such a bad thing).
  6. Oct 28, 2011
    77
    Jelly defense could be considered a classic Tower Defense, although there are a few original elements. Fans of the genre should check it out.
  7. Oct 3, 2011
    75
    Depending on how you feel about the tower defense genre, you should be able to find room for Jell-O.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Mar 4, 2017
    1
    Beneath the gloss are TERRIBLE tower defense mechanics. Here, let me list the fails: (1) Lanes are wide enough that enemies can randomlyBeneath the gloss are TERRIBLE tower defense mechanics. Here, let me list the fails: (1) Lanes are wide enough that enemies can randomly escape your fire, leaving you to discover their "actual" path by trial and error. (2) No way to "earn back" lost base points, so if you lose even one, you have to restart if you're going for 100% score. (3) After about game's mid point, you can't beat levels using your own strategy. The game demands a VERY NARROW strategy to progress, EVEN if you're not going for a 100% score. (4) The game throws shiny new towers at you, then requires you to NOT use them to finish the very next stage. TERRIBLE game design. Seriously, I looked up how people beat a particularly hard stage, and you can't use the new towers. (5) Crucial power ups can be "lost" within a half a second of appearing. They literally fall from the sky and disappear off cliffs. About half of these are crucial, and if you miss one you're screwed and your time has been wasted.

    This game is good for about an hour, then it REVELS in wasting your time through trial and error restarting. The high scoring professional reviews DID NOT play through the game, and the low scoring reviews did, and echo my criticism. I've played enough GOOD tower defense games to know when things are "difficult" or just "stupid". This one is just stupid.
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