Time to Make Some Juice!
- Juice Jam is a free match three puzzle game.
- Juice Jam is the 24th review in my Keep It or Delete review series.
Game Review Information
- I have played Juice Jam off and on for years.
- At this time of this review, I was on level 200.
- I played Juice Jam for two days before writing this review.
How the Game Works
Juice Jam is a match three game. You move around pieces to complete level objectives.
You can use boosters before levels and powerups during levels. You create powerups by making certain matches.
The Levels in the Game Are Nice
The game has some good level types.
I like the types of levels in the game. I think it keeps things varied enough that the game does not get boring.
There are four types of levels.
- Getting stuff for customers.
- Collecting crackers.
- Finding ice pops.
- Feeding a cat.
There is nothing new here. But I feel Juice Jam makes these level types fun enough that I am OK with nothing too original.
Other Things in the Game
In addition to beating normal levels, you can also collect cards and decorate a town area. I don’t pay too much attention to this part of the game.
You can also complete quests somewhat often to get free things.
The game sometimes has events as well. I don’t remember much about them, but they seemed like standard stuff.
How Hard Is This Game?
This game was somewhat hard. Things start pretty easy, but the difficulty only goes up over time.
The difficulty is a major issue in match three games. How do you have thousands of levels and still try to ramp over the difficulty over time?
Juice Jam never felt unfair. But some levels took over ten attempts before I finally won. In some cases, I felt like I won because I got lucky.
How the Game Looks
I love the art style of the game. The game is based on the concept of interacting with customers.
I like how the customers look, and they each seem like they have a personality. They even have different idle animations.
The main characters are nice. We never learn too much about them, and there is not a plot to Juice Jam.
Overall I love the bright art style. The game board and pieces look nice as well.
How the Game Sounds
The game has some pretty decent music. It is good enough that I remember some of the songs. It is all very cutesy and relaxed music. But I think it fits the feel of a game like this.
How Does This Game Get You to Spend Money?
The Game Sells a Currency
Juice Jam has a currency you can use to buy powerups and boosters. You can also use the currency to continue in levels after losing.
When you run out of lives, you can use the currency to keep playing now if you don’t want to wait.
Is This Game Fair for People Who Don’t Spend Money?
It is very fair. You only need powerups and boosters for the most difficult of levels.
You also get some for free eventually. I feel the game is quite generous, and it gives out free things quite often.
How Does This Game Annoy You?
There Is a Life Timer
You have to wait for lives to regenerate. Because of course, you do. At least Juice Jam lets you have six instead of five!
Begging for Reviews
The game tries to get you to write a review. I get why developers want this engagement. But it gets annoying after being asked so many times.
I will review your game on Google Play if I feel like it and if I want to.
Begging users for reviews to me seems a bit desperate. If your game is good, and you know it, let the users speak for themselves.
My Overall Thoughts About Juice Jam
Juice Jam is a cute and pretty decent match three game.
Anybody who plays these games has seen and knows this type of game. But it does it well enough that I like it and it is good.
Do I Recommend People Play Juice Jam?
I recommend Juice Jam. Unless you already are overloaded with match three games, I would add Juice Jam into the mix.
Will I Keep Playing Juice Jam?
No. I will no longer play Juice Jam after this review.
I know it seems odd to recommend a game and say I won’t play it. But I don’t like playing too many match three games at once.
There are many match three games, and I have played many of them. I need to be pretty excited to keep on playing.