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I was running another blog when I realized the posts I liked most were app reviews. So, here we are- a place just for the reviews! The reviews I did on the other blog are listed on the right.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Jelly Defense

I have had a great deal of fun playing this game. This game is at times quite hard but never impossible.

The set up is that there is an invading force trying to steal your gems. You have specific defense options and have to deploy your resources wisely.

There are fast critters and slow ones, ones that poof easily and ones that die hard. There are defense towers with a short reload time and others with a longer one. Sometimes you have to sell a defense tower, replace it with a different one with different capabilities, then sell that one and replace it with another. This game is a true strategy game.

And it is also cute and silly. I mean, look at how this invader responds to being defeated- tears and drama...followed by an exaggerated splat.

Watch out though! It doesn't take long before the invading forces test your abilities and make off with your precious gems! In this level I made it through almost all the invaders until the second to last wave swamped my defenders. You can see my last few gems being carried away at the bottom.

If I had to pick something to dislike, I would argue for the ability to pick defense positions rather than being limited to the propositioned circles open for your defenders. I have played through to the end of this game twice now, so when a level frustrates me I can rest assured that at some point I was victorious.

Little Inferno

There is something about this game that pulls you in. The graphics are beautiful and entertaining. The game play is simple if not a little odd (how did they make playing with fire fun?).

This game encourages playing with virtual fire, so of course a warning is needed regarding real fire.

The set up is that you have just purchased a Little Inferno fireplace for your home. You get to burn everything- the terms and conditions and the congrats on your purchase letter. When these are gone, you get a catalog. The items in the catalog are purchased using coins gained from burning items. The more items you use from the catalog, the more items that become unlocked.

You may have to wait for your catalog items to "arrive" and at times have to select cheaper items to save enough to try the more expensive ones or to afford the combinations the game will have you make to progress.

See that little spider? You can light that guy on fire for extra coins.

It feels weird to enjoy burning things. Even typing that sentence makes me feel deviant. That said- this game is highly entertaining. If you are looking for easy game play with no pressure- give this one a try.