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Title: Jelly Othelly
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No. Players: 1-2
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Another weird idea from the minds of Daisy!
I encountered this game after having played Peg-It, and had found that highly addictive. Jelly Othelly is likewise.
It is a simple resurfacing job on the classic game of Othello, though how Daisy had combined this and the squirting and spilling of jelly I do not know. Two players, one red jelly the other green jelly, and the object of the game is to fill the board so there are no blanks left. The player with most squares at the end wins!
Well... I haven't got into the jelly aspect have I? Your mouse controls a small spoon, which the computer first brings up to the top of the screen, to one side. Then a sort of wheezing, squeezing tube drops down and starts pumping loudly to produce a small blob of jelly which plops into your awaiting spoon. The jelly has a wee cute face too.
After that, you control your spoon, and click on an unoccupied board square and you throw the jelly down. But say you were green jelly, and there was a long line of red jelly squares, yet you had a least one green jelly square on one end of the red line, and a blank at the other (or green) then you can pour jelly down on either end and absorb all the red jelly! It is how you win Jelly Othelly!
The game is both brilliant and weird. From rather rude squirting sounds to the strange bouncing men on either side of the screen.. (they bounce higher if the player on their side is winning). I haven't figured them out yet... and I don't expect I ever will!