|Platforms||Android 4.1 and up|
Simple, fun and addictive. I guess this is how you can perfectly describe this newest game from SayGames. Jelly Shift is a shape-shifting adventure that takes you to a series of challenging levels with a varying range of difficulty. As what the title of the game suggests, you take control of jelly and your goal is to pass through all the obstacles by shifting your shape. You will encounter a series of obstacles along the way and all you need is to adjust your size to fit it until you have reached the finish line. It sounds simple at first but you will find surprisingly tricky as you progress. If you think you can master this game, feel free to explore Jelly Shift and see how far your skills can take you.
The mechanics for Jelly Shift are very simple and easily manageable. It comes with a straightforward rule and that is to clear the levels by successfully reaching the finish line. Here’s how the game works. As soon as the game begins, it prompts you right away to a 3D path. To start, simply tap the screen and the Jelly will automatically accelerate. The only action you can manipulate is the ability to shift shape. Simply swipe the screen up and down to adjust the shape.
Swipe down to flatten the jelly and Swipe up to make it tall and slimmer. Generally, you cannot lose in this game unless you fall into the pit which gives you no other option but to start again back from the very beginning. Other than that, a wrong shapeshift will only destroy the obstacle but you can still pass through. The only chances you are missing are the Fever Mode and the failure to capture the collectible items.
Capture Items and Collect Coins
Jelly Shift is more than just passing through obstacles and shifting shape. It also offers some creative features. From time to time, you will be encouraged to chase a special item. There is only one item to chase per level and it can be in the form of fruits or some kind of desserts. To capture them successfully, you have to smoothly pass all the obstacles. It means that you must refrain yourself from hitting the obstacles, otherwise, it slows you down. You can also take advantage of the Fever Mode.
The Fever meter will fill up every time you successfully passed through an obstacle. Once full, it activates the Fever mode which drastically changes your speed and makes you temporarily invulnerable. Meaning, you can destroy all the obstacles along the way without affecting your speed. Therefore, Perfection is the main key to win this game. At the end of each level, you can also collect coins which you can eventually use for the Prize Machine. You gain access to the Prize machine after collecting three coins. This will randomly draw three balls which allows you to win Gems or even new Skins.
Gem Rush and Unlockable Skins
Aside from the main campaign, you will occasionally enter the so-called Gem Rush. This time, it takes you to the same stage and the same set of obstacles but with different objectives. As what the campaign suggests, Gem Rush will simply ask you to collect as many gems as you possibly can. Gems are the virtual currencies in Jelly Shift and you can use it to unlock new Skins. You can access the shop prior to every level. Simply tap the Customize icon and it will prompt you to the Skin page.
Skins are sorted in different categories such as Jellies (simplest and most inexpensive form). You can randomly unlock Jellies for 500 Gems. There are also Animals which you can randomly unlock for 1000 to 1500 gems. Heroes, on the other hand, can only be unlocked from the Prize machine while legendary will soon be available. You can also collect more gems by watching ads or by unlocking special chests.
Jelly Shift is undeniably simple and light. It’s a kind of game you can play even without an internet connection. You can play the game anywhere and anytime you want and it doesn’t consume much of your phone storage as well. The only notable downside of the game is the overwhelming ads that keep on popping up. Although some of which are cleverly inputted and ads were easily skippable, I think the developer should lessen the ads to avoid annoyance and interruptions. Overall, it is a great game worth playing with. Currently, Jelly Shift is available for both Android and iOS devices. Good luck and have fun!