Chuzzle Highly Addictive Gem-Swap Game for Android
May 23, 2011 7:00 AM –
Note: Chuzzle is only available in Amazon App Store
Chuzzle: it’s a non-stop explosion of game action. Chuzzles: well, they’re adorable, cute, and cuddly. These googly-eyed little balls of fur giggle, squeak, and sneeze as you poke and push them across the grid. They’re also explosive when they get together in a group of three or more. And there’s only one way to make Chuzzels happy: pop ’em. Just slide, prod, and nudge the Chuzzles with a touch of the finger to match three or more (up and down, across, or both), and send fur flying and eyeballs bouncing. Once you start popping Chuzzles you might not be able to stop.
Tested on: MyTouch 3G Slide
Pros & Cons:
- Challenging enough to keep you coming back for more
- Fun gameplay
- Adorable graphics and music
- Only available on the Amazon market right now
- 27MB file, plus you have to download over Wi-Fi
The community has been anticipating PopCap Games entering the Android space for some time now, and they didn’t disappoint with their first offering, Chuzzle. If you’ve played the game in any of their other platforms, then it will be very familiar to you here. Like a “gem-swap” type game, you match up groups of three or more in the main game to pop the Chuzzles. Pop enough and you move on to the next level. Levels get progressively harder, with Chuzzles getting locked to prevent moving rows and columns, and over-sized Chuzzle that lock two rows or columns together until popped. Unlike standard gem-swap style games, however, you move whole rows or columns to match up the Chuzzles, making for a much more challenging way of thinking about the game board in several dimensions.
In addition to the Classic game mode, there is a Skills game, where, instead of popping Chuzzles, the goal is to form a pattern out of them, which, as you progress through levels, gets progressively harder. There is also a Zen mode, where the Chuzzles don’t get locked, and you can pop to your hearts’ content. In the Speed mode, if you’re not fast enough to pop Chuzzles, more and more will get locked.
As you play the game, you earn both high scores and trophies, making for several ways to challenge yourself.
Chuzzle High Scores
The combination of graphics, music and gameplay make this a seriously fun game to play. It’s easy to learn and get started, but because levels get progressively harder, it’s challenging enough to keep you coming back. And with trophies to earn and high scores to beat, there is always a reason to play another round.
Highly. This is the kind of game where you’ll suddenly realize several hours have passed and your phone’s battery is dead because you’ve been playing non-stop. I would rank this up with Angry Birds as game on Android you’ll never really be able to completely stop playing.
The Chuzzles are adorable to look at, and the menus and palettes PopCap choose for the game combine for a very appealing game to look at.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The soundtrack for the game is an upbeat, happy song, and the “whee!” you get every time you pop a Chuzzle is so adorable it’s almost sickeningly cute. There is no vibration or acceleration needed in this game, but the graphics and sound more than make up for it.