Jelly Car is a fun physics-based game with a seriously unique look. As the name suggests, your character is a vehicle made of a gelatinous material. Your goal is to get through an obstacle course full of various teeter totters and pitfalls as fast as you can. Seems simple until you realize that going too fast or tipping the device too far will cause your car to jiggle and wobble, making driving difficult.
There are three different skill modes that all break down into their own distinct levels. The easy ones can be completed in less then a minute, but some of the harder ones can actually take quite a while. The controls take some getting used to but are easy to remember and start to feel natural quite quickly. Holding your finger on the screen in front of your car makes it move forward. Tilting your device right or left will cause the corresponding wheel to grow and shift the weight of the body of the car. Also, a single tap will cause your car to increase to much larger proportions which can help you get over larger obstacles or reach higher places. One thing about this game is that sometimes the goals seem impossible. I tried to reach this one particular goal about a bazillion times and it truly didn’t even seem possible. Keeping in mind that centrifugal force plays a crucial role in this game will help you out a LOT.
The graphics in Jelly Car are whimsical and unique. The background is a sheet of slightly wrinkly graph paper and the platforms and obstacles are simply drawn with bright colors. With an even more simplistic design then Doodle Jump, Jelly Car is definitely one of those games that is enhanced by it’s basic look. As to not make the game TOO plain, the plethora of shapes and platforms often have moving textures. It definitely keeps your eyes busy as you drive along trying to reach your goal. In addition to the fun graphics, the music is really stellar. It fits the game perfectly and actually kind of sounds like jelly (if that makes any sense at all).
Definitely one of the main fabulous things about this game is that it’s free. You heard correctly. A free game that’s actually half decent! The physics feel good and the overall look is unusual and pleasing to the eye. I strongly recommend trying it out. If you don’t like it, just delete it! That’s the beauty of freebies, after all…