There are many different kinds of Tower Defense games in the market and most of the great ones bring something unique to the table. Jelly Defense definitely brings something unique to the genre with its fresh style and a whole lot of Jelly. If you haven’t guessed, Jelly Defense is no ordinary Tower Defense game as you’ll use funky looking Jelly Towers to ward off your attackers and protect the crystals. Even if you’re not a fan of Jelly or TD games, you’ll still want to check this game out as there is nothing out there quite like it…
The principle of the game is simple; there will be a set number of enemy waves that will head towards your crystals and you’ll need to stop them by building Jelly towers. The enemies will come in Blue or Red waves, and the color of the tower coincides with the enemies – if you get a red wave you’ll want red towers, while red & blue towers can attack both kinds of enemies. When you take out an enemy you’ll receive coins that can be used to buy & upgrade towers or research new ones. As with most tower defense games, the towers are all upgradable and change appearance with the upgrades which is always a nice touch. Your game is over if they attackers get all the crystals and you’ll advance if you can make it through the last wave which ends with a giant boss. If you have trouble with an enemy, you can always look them up in your handy “Jellypedia” which you can access from the main screen.
This is the part where I generally give a rundown of how many levels you get to play etc, etc… Well, not in Jelly Defense, as there is no real way that I’ve seen to seen to check the levels. The levels are laid out on a globe, and you’re able to see what you’ve cleared and the next level ahead but that’s about it. There’s a Star Map you can access as well which has something to do with the level setup as every time you complete a level new patterns emerge on that map. Adding to the mystery is a sign tacked to a tree on the main screen that shows the percentage of the game you’ve completed. I’m around 2-3 hours in and at 13% so… I’m thinking there’s a whole lot more to the game. I’ve hit a few “bonus” style levels already, and new stuff is still coming into play around every other level. I just got to use the “learning tree” a few levels ago which was awesome, as it lets you research and build new towers.
Infinite Dreams knocked it out of the park with this one, and as a fan of Tower Defense games I can honestly say this is my new favorite. The graphics are unique, and the black & white backdrops really make the colors in the game pop. The animations are great as well, from the little jelly enemies to the random tree swaying in the wind everything really looks outstanding. I’ve showed the game off to a few friends of mine who’d never even played a Tower Defense game, and needless to say they pretty impressed. No free version is available at the moment, but the paid version is on sale right now for .99 cents. Go check this one out… you won’t be disappointed!