Juice Jam comes from the creators of Cookie Jam who have turned away from the sugary snacks and created a fresh fruity match three puzzle adventure instead. Using similar fundamentals to their other games you’ll find refined mechanics, brighter colours and hundreds of new levels in their next Android and iOS mobile creation.
With the hundreds of games in this match three genre flooding the app store on a regular basis it is hard to stand out but Juice Jam does a fairly good job thanks to high production values that are maintained throughout the hundreds of juicy game levels with the Juice Jam gang which includes the deliciously named Kiwi and Mango.
As a match three game the core mechanic is of course creating matches of the various fruits on the game board by creating horizontal and vertical lines of three or more fruits. These fruits will then be used for tasty smoothies to fill the customers orders which you will see at the top of the screen in each level. While only 3 will be active at any time players will often have to fill dozens of order with your limited number of moves over the course of a level.
This design provides a good mix of challenge and strategy as players will need to think ahead to clear a customer’s order and in turn allow another to take their place and ensure no fruity matches are wasted. While this fruit smoothie type of level is definitely the main one you’ll encounter in the hundreds of Juice Jam levels there are a few other types of level mechanics to keep the game from getting stale. These include creating popsicles for penguins and feeding a giant cat with his favourite fruits which much like the customer smoothie challenges require specific fruit matches with a limited number of moves but sometimes incorporate additional obstacles.
The unique ideas don’t even stop there though with a unique honey mechanic that appears several times through the Juice Jam levels in different forms and deepens the strategy considerations. With honey sometimes being requested by smoothie customers you’ll need to first match bees to create a honey cube and then combine three honey cubes to add the required honey to their smoothie order.
To balance the challenge Juice Jam includes the usual match three puzzle bonuses for matching 4 or 5 tiles in a single move in addition to the once off power up abilities selected at the start of a level that are earned slowly with gameplay or purchased directly through in app purchases.
- Create smoothies, popsicles, honey and other tasty treats in hundreds of game levels.
- High production value match three gameplay with a colourful theme and responsive matching action.
- Share your top scores with friends through the in game social features.
- Fun and challenging level designs that use multiple mechanics and obstacles.
- Use powerful once off boosts to overcome tough levels.
Review Platform: iOS