Adult Swim has put out some great mobile games over the past year, and a new one arrived earlier this month with Rick and Morty: Jerry’s Game. It’s about as casual as you can get, but it’s also quite a bit of fun. After spending an absolutely insane amount of time popping balloons, we’re back with our Rick and Morty: Jerry’s Game review.
Balloons. That’s what Rick and Morty: Jerry’s Game is all about. Blue balloons, green balloons, balloons shaped like monkeys, and balloons filled with nails. There are a lot of balloons in Rick and Morty: Jerry’s Game, and your job is to pop them all. Well, not the skull balloons as that will end your game rather quickly.
When you first fire up Rick and Morty: Jerry’s Game, you start popping slowly drifting balloons. You pop said balloons by tapping on them, and your game is over whenever your timer runs down (has never happened to me) or you tap on the deadly black balloon. It’s as simple as that, and eerily effective as it’s very easy to zone out with this one.
Rick and Morty: Jerry’s Game may sound boring, and it is for the first few balloons. The game uses goals to keep thing interesting and every time you hit one, you’re showered with good cheer by a wide cast of characters. Those popped balloons also go into a “balloon fund” of sorts, and you’ll get to spend those popped pieces in the shop.
The store setup in Rick and Morty: Jerry’s Game is one of the more interesting setups you’ll see. The unlockables are broken down into three categories with Backgrounds, Balloons and Features. Balloons allows you to unlock different types of balloons, and the backgrounds are pretty self-explanatory.
The features section has power-ups like “faster balloons” and “head start boot” along with more interesting unlockables like Music, Save Game and a Pause Button. Yup, you have to unlock those things in Rick and Morty: Jerry’s Game and it won’t cost you a nickel to do it if you pop enough balloons.
I’m an Adult Swim kind of guy, and while I’ve never seen Rick and Morty, I have played damn near every AS game that’s dropped for Android. That said, I felt it my duty to give Rick and Morty: Jerry’s Game a go, and it’s a game you’ll want to check out as well if you dig casual time wasters. It’s an odd setup, but effective and if you happen to love balloons you’ll be in hog heaven. You can pick up Rick and Morty: Jerry’s Game for free on Google Play if you want to give it a whirl.