Parents' Guide to

JellyCar 3

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Whimsical game loses some fun because of high difficulty.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

Again, the age rating is too high for a great game.

This was one of my favorite games in my very early childhood, and it is the best installment of them all. I used to play the first version of this game on my iPod. I liked every version, but this one is definitely better than the first and second versions, considering the updates made on upgrading and converting your car and also the levels and puzzles being more entertaining and modern. I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game, and it is not too hard for kids much younger than 10 to play. I think very young kids would enjoy the scenery and the concept of driving a bouncy, squishy car through elaborate obstacle courses, not to mention the modern artwork and different worlds, such as time and space. I was much younger than 10 when I played this game, and I think it is good for all ages.

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Easy to play/use
age 3+

Great app

My 3-year old loves this game. It has improved his fine motor skills and his patience! He has beaten all the levels and found the secret exits too...I hope they add more soon because this app has helped him so much!

Is It Any Good?

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There's no denying that JELLYCAR 3 has an appealing look, clever sound effects, and a great concept (as did its predecessors), but unless you have the steady hands of a surgeon or the patience of a Zen monk, you're probably going to be frustrated by it. Oh, there's a nice bit of strategy involved, especially in later levels, as the obstacles on the courses become trickier and the paths less obvious. And the ability to design your own jelly vehicle is a fun addition. But it still feels way too hard. Then again, so did the first two JellyCar games, and they were huge hits. Basically, you need to enjoy the struggle. If you do, you'll get what you want here. If you don't, you may end up kicking your iPad. It's also odd that this third edition does not have the popular Level Creator that the second one did. Losing that creative aspect (and the ability to create a course you might actually be able to finish) seems like a big omission.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Release date: February 10, 2011
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Disney
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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