Chuzzle

Common Sense Media says

Charming take on match-3 from makers of Bejeweled.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Moving the Chuzzles around on the screen is intuitive, and the game happily offers hints to players who are stuck.

Violence & scariness

Popping Chuzzles sends their fur and eyes flying, but there's nothing gory.

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Consumerism

A "more games" link takes users to a page with other apps from the developer.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Chuzzle is a puzzle game from the company behind Bejewled and Bookworm. By sliding the on-screen Chuzzles -- cute furballs with googly eyes -- around on screen, users try to match three or more to cause them to pop. On-screen combinations earn players bonus points. It's a very intuitive game, and the colors are light and cheery. Plus, the happy faces of the Chuzzles are somehow more engaging than the jewels or other non-animated objects used in many matching games. There are four game types, each a variation on the same general theme.

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The team at PopCap Games knows how to make ultra-addictive, truly fun games -- and CHUZZLE is no exception. What's ironic about that is the similarities between this and the company's better-known Bejeweled are numerous (both are, at their heart, match-3 games), but ultimately Chuzzle feels unique. It's charming, engaging, and very well designed. The game slowly ramps up the difficulty, but at such a methodical pace that it never seems to get too hard. It's a bit expensive at $2.99 (but still worthwhile); keep an eye out for a bargain, as the game is sometimes discounted.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price:$2.99
Release date:December 8, 2009
Category:Puzzle Games
Publisher:PopCap
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 2.2.1 or later

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Teen, 14 years old Written bydr duck November 27, 2010
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Fun mach three has charm, and fun puzzle

An excellent family friendly app.
Teen, 14 years old Written bypinktea4 March 12, 2012
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ADORABLE chuzzles!

This is a game where you have to get three (3) or more chuzzles in a row and they will explode and you get points. It's a cute game and the chuzzles are ADORABLE!!!
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