Parents' Guide to

Jelly Splash

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Familiar, addictive matching game with notable pay element.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

Fun game

I think this game is amazing . it's really easy and the intensity increases increases as the levels go up. I think gamers should give it a try!!!
age 2+

Cheap sanity saver

First thing I'd like to address about this review is that it is actually not required that any money be put into this game. Is it encouraged? Sure. How else would they be able to continue providing entertainment? But never once have I had to put a single dime into this game. I play it for my own relaxation and have beaten nearly 400 levels without paying real money for anything. The coins that you can opt to use (again, still not required although it can make things tremendously easier) can be earned for free. Since all the updates they've made it where you can earn coins simply by watching ads--I know, what kid wants to watch ads, but there's a solution for that!--or by completing certain in game objectives (like beating 3 levels or connecting a certain amount of jellies). Although only older kids (and adults! ;-) ) will understand the actual gameplay and get full enjoyment out of it, it has been a great sanity saver for me with both my 6 and my 2 year old. It's colorful, it's shiny, and it's attractive. It holds their attention during extended wait times at the DMV or a restaurant after they've lost interest in coloring. It keeps them quiet at least for a few minutes when they're being roudy and rambunctious around the house. Overall I'd say it's been very much worth downloading.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

JELLY SPLASH has some addictive qualities, but it'll seem familiar to Candy Crush Saga players. From its Candy Land-like setting to its challenges and gameplay, there's a lot we've seen before. The ability to make long chains of jellies is fun even after you've done it several times, but the power-ups seem rather...unpowerful.

The game does noticeably push users to spend real money, but it's not annoyingly intrusive at first. It may make you want to play more, but older kids will be able to put it aside to let their lives recharge. But, after a certain point you'll need to ask Facebook friends to help you unlock levels -- or pay real money on the needed coins. If it were possible to earn coins through gameplay, this wouldn't be such a negative. But as it is, it's enough to make some players move on to the next addictive matching app.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: August 21, 2013
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: wooga
  • Version: 1.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 17, 2016

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