Jelly Flop: Help the poor and helpless ocean critter fulfil his dreams to fly!
Concrete Software are living up to their name by delivering a solid and thoroughly entertaining Physics game. Don’t let the flimsy and whimsical name deceive you – this is a smash hit game for sure and the millions of downloaders would be testament to this fact!
A poor little jellyfish is hanging on a ledge and he’s dropped to his doom. Your job is to place bouncy platforms to repel him towards the magical feather. The ultimate goal is to get enough feathers so that he can have wings so he won’t keep falling into trouble!
Along the way you should collect the water droplets … just because that’s what a truly skilled hero would do. Anyway… the poor bugger is somehow flying through the sky and is clearly out of his element, so you may as well do something good for the critter!
Very intuitive drag and release controls are used to create the platforms. Each of the end points can be moved around afterwards, or the whole platform can be dragged around. You can’t litter the screen with reflectors though because you have a limited supply of the stuff – it’s clearly represented by the pink bar in the bottom left corner of the screen. The only slight thing which might not be totally automatic knowledge is that a double tap will remove the platform. (It is explained in the tutorial so you will know this if you don’t skip through all the instructions.)
It’s been so long since I’ve been so enlightened by a game! The lively tropical music is interwined with real sounds from the sea taking you for the full beach-side experience. As the jelly-fish bounces and wobbles his way around the screen I’m totally mesmerised and reaching the final feather has so much satisfaction.
Probably the best thing about this game is its Angry Birds fun factor – anyone can pick it up to play and enjoy it. If you’re unsure about a level then you can just build your path slowly because you can test your setup anytime and a trail of where the jelly fish travelled will be left behind. The platforms will stay in place too so you don’t have to keep redrawing them. This way no one can get stuck and it’s up to yourself to control yourself and set your own difficulty.
Rating: 5/5 Addictive and amazing – it must be downloaded by all. It’s been a long time since we’ve come across such a fun and original game! 100 levels for free – what more could you ask for?
Jelly Flop Tips and Tricks:
- The longer you draw your rubber reflectors then the more accurate the angle of your platform. This in turn will give you more control over the jelly-fish reflection. So if you’re having problems controlling the bounce direction then draw longer platforms.
- You don’t have unlimited rubber so if you did extend the platform length as per the above tip then I suggest reducing the platform after you’ve confirmed that you have the correct angle.
- If you’re a true elitist then you should try using the shortest reflectors you can – it should increase your level score.
- Sometimes you can have scenarios where you’ve got the right angle but you’ve missed a water droplet by a smidgen. In those scenarios you should drag the whole reflector around so you don’t lose your angle of reflection.