Charming take on match-3 from makers of Bejeweled.

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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.

Sexy stuff
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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
Release date:December 8, 2009
Category:Puzzle Games
Minimum software requirements:iOS 2.2.1 or later

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Teen, 14 years old Written bydr duck November 27, 2010

Fun mach three has charm, and fun puzzle

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

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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