Review: Chuzzle Deluxe
At a Glance
|This game is recommended!
This game is not just good fun, it also stays fairly true to Christian moral values, making it a great addition to anyone's library!
|ESRB Rating:||E - Everyone|
|Review Published On:||May 19th, 2021|
|Played on:||Thaddeus & Giles|
Each player has their own profile. Within these profiles, each game mode saves your progress when you quit or return to the menu. However, these saved games are temporary, and can only be resumed once.
There's nothing to worry about here -- just a bunch of cute little fuzzballs popping when you match them.
While being able to move entire columns and rows makes it easier to find a match than the usual mechanics found in these games, no game would be fun if there wasn't an obstacle or two to get in your way. The main obstacle here is the size of the gameplay area: it's only 6x6, which makes it easy to run out of possible moves. When this happens, you need to shuffle the game in order to continue. You have a limited number of shuffles, and thus there's a limit on how long you can play.
The two other obstacles interfere with your ability to move the Chuzzles around. Normally, you move an entire column or row, with the Chuzzles on the ends wrapping around to the other side of the playfield. But large Chuzzles, who are twice the size of their brethren, require you to shift both columns or rows that they occupy. They also can't fit under the sides of the playfield, limiting how far you can move them.
The final obstacle are locks. These randomly appear and grab a Chuzzle, anchoring it to that location. As long as it's locked down, you won't be able to move the column and row it's in. Locks can quickly make it impossible to make a useful move, so you need to get rid of them fast. All it takes to remove a lock is to include the trapped Chuzzle in a match, which is often easier said than done.
While that's basically all this game entails, it's still a fun little timewaster. If you enjoy simpler games like the first Bejeweled, then you'll probably like this one too.
Points of Interest
The other two modes are "Mind Bender" and "Zen" mode. The Mind Bender mode is a puzzle mode where you're trying to arrange the Chuzzles into a specific pattern. They don't match in this mode, so just focus on moving them around. The Zen mode is just a quiet, endless game without pressure, levels, or locks. Large chuzzles still appear however.