Review GROW JUNGLE
One giant puzzle
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 30 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Lovely aesthetic, interesting and unique game design
Poor ads, no tutorial
Grow Jungle for Android is a game where you’ll manage a jungle full of what looks to be paper objects. In order to complete the game, you’ll need to get each object to the maximum level, and you’ll do so by a pretty serious game of trial and error.
Opening up the game, you’ll be thrown into what the developers call panels. It’s basically the game’s UI. In the upper portion of the screen, you’ll see an empty forest. Tapping on the game’s panels will produce one of the paper objects. When they pop up, you’ll have to watch them for a minute. You can only click on one at a time, and sometimes they’ll level up and evolve.
To complete the game, you’ll need to get every object to level up to its maximum level. The problem is that each panel reacts to another. For instance, if you place the hole down and it evolves to its second stage, it will produce a hand. If you place the ball on the field after the hole has evolved then the hole’s hand will grab the ball, preventing it from leveling to its max. You’ll have to figure out the best way to dispatch each panel to beat the game.
On one hand, I really enjoy the type of premise the game sets up. It’s something pretty unique, and the animations and visuals are really cool to look at. On the other hand, the gameplay can get old pretty fast since you’re sort of doing the same thing over and over again.
For people who really enjoy just solving interesting puzzles, you’ll probably love Grow Jungle. Others will find that their patience wears thin pretty quickly after the initial novelty wears off.