juice-cubes
Metacritic: 68/100
Release: Oct 2013

Juice Cubes

Good: Great art style and theme – Fun for all ages – Plenty of levels
Bad: Lacks long term appeal due to lack of level variation
User Score
9.5
(2 votes)
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Fans of fruit can rejoice! There is finally a puzzle game that doesn’t involve candy (or jelly). Juice Cubes is part of the match three puzzle genre with players connecting groups of adorable fruit that are linked together.

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If you’ve played puzzle games before you’ve definitely run into the gameplay of Juice Cubes, it’s nothing new by any means. With so many other games using a similar system the success (or failure) of a game is closely related to the variety and aesthetics of the game.

Juice Cubes does a lot of things right in that department by providing a wonderful looking game that almost makes you feel sorry for the fruit every time you slice a bunch of them up for points. Fruits come in all shapes and sizes from grapes to bananas and strawberries. Players will also encounter some special fruit bombs to make your life easier by taking care of large chunks of fruit at once.

Each level in Juice Cubes promises a different challenge with over 200 levels of fruit slicing goodness to enjoy. While much of the early levels are simply point based objectives the game quickly introduces other mechanics such as frozen fruit which you might need to free to pass a level.

To further increase the difficulty you’ll find that the shape and design of the game board is also constantly changing with plenty of obstacles to stop you connecting fruit together. The challenge in Juice Cubes comes from achieving these level goals with your limited number of turns.

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If you find a challenge is simply unbeatable then you can purchase some powerful bonuses using gold bars which are bought through an in-app purchase. Players also unlock boosters and charms when they reach certain levels though.

While the gameplay is the same as just about every other puzzle experience around, Juice Cubes does it with great style and with good pacing that constantly changes up the gameplay.

Summary:

  • A bright and colourful art style.
  • Connect fruit together using diagonal, horizontal and vertical connecting lines.
  • No shortage of levels with over 200 to experience.
  • Earn stars based on your performance, can you 3 star every level?
  • Unlock or purchase boosts to give you an edge on difficult levels.

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