Popping Back into Puzzles with Chuzzle 2

Chuzzle 2
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Welcome Time Wasters!

I know it seems crazy, but this is actually the fourth week in a row I’m reviewing a mobile game. Getting rid of social media on my smartphone was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I miss Reddit most of all, but it’s better playing games than just talking about it with random strangers online. At least for me it is. With that in mind, let’s go ahead and jump right into Chuzzle 2.

We’re no strangers to Chuzzle here at GiN. The little fellas were even featured in one of the early GiN Sunday comics back in… 2011! Dang, it’s been awhile. The first Chuzzle game for PC was one that I also spent a fair amount of time on back in high school.  It’s a casual tile-matching game that has players lining up three or more chuzzles to clear them from the board.

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Golden Armor Energize!

I say “clear” from the board, but what I really mean is popping them. Depending on the current level, players will pop chuzzles to achieve different goals. This includes the classic goal of filling a beaker with the essence of the popped chuzzles, but there are loads more as well. Among these are popping chuzzles to change the background gold, popping chuzzles to hatch eggs of varying colors, only popping chuzzles of a single color to rapture them (not joking), and more.

The large variety of different game types in Chuzzle 2 helps keep the game fresh. These modes all pop up during the normal mode of the game. This mode has the player defeating challenges to continue down a board and reach a goal. Doing so can earn them rewards and let them move on to the next level. The challenges will get more difficult as the player progresses, but players can choose to cash out and use their high score to earn coins. Even better is the fact that there’s no lives system to restrict play. So even if the player has to start over, they won’t have to wait to do so.

Coins are one of the rewards that players get for playing Chuzzle 2. Players are able to use these coins to decorate their chuzzle house. This includes buying toys, wallpapers and food for the chuzzles. It’s a bit like having a virtual pet, but there’s also not as much in the way of interaction. This is more for kids than anything, but it’s a welcome addition.

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I don’t know why you want to run on that wheel when there’s a swing right above you.

There are other rewards that players can also get in Chuzzle 2. This includes puzzle pieces. Players will use these to complete puzzles, which in turn offer other rewards. The two major ones I ran into were more chuzzles for my house and new modes.

That’s right. There are still more modes to unlock in Chuzzle 2. The two modes that players can unlock are Zen and Classic. These are two of the base modes that were available in the first Chuzzle game. I’m glad to see them return here as well. Sometimes, I just want to sit down for a more nostalgic Chuzzle experience, and this allows for that.

Being a mobile game, Chuzzle 2 does feature ads. Luckily, these ads are always skippable. They also don’t show up in the middle of a match, but wait until afterwards to hit the player. It’s strange how they show up too. Sometimes, I feel like I get an add after every challenge. Then other times it seems like I can go two or three matches without an ad. Either way, there is an option to buy an ad-free version of the game. Honestly, I’ll probably go this route sometime soon. Chuzzle is just one of those games I can see always staying on my phone and I’d rather not deal with ads if that’s the case.

The visuals in Chuzzle 2 are spot on. They look great on a smartphone and it really feels like a lot of care what put into making it work. Sure, tile-match games are all over mobile devices, but it’s the sleek user interface that helps this one stand out. Plus, there’s lots of animations and rainbow explosions during play. Small details, such as shaking puzzles to make them dizzy, are also still present from the first game.

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The randomly-generated boards to complete also help keep the game fresh.

The audio in Chuzzle 2 is another strong part of the game. It uses the same basic music style as the first game and probably even some of the same songs. They still hold up today, as do the sound effects. I’m not one for keeping my volume on while playing games, but this is one of those cases where I just do it anyway.

Overall, Chuzzle 2 is a great way to kill some time. The match-three formula works well on mobile and this game is a prime example of it at its best. It’s got all the style and strategy that a game of this genre needs and is something just about everyone can enjoy. This alone warrants spending some time with it.

Chuzzle 2 earns 4 GiN Gems out of 5!

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32 thoughts on “Popping Back into Puzzles with Chuzzle 2”

    1. That I don’t know. I currently have 18 or 19 (they won’t stop moving for me to count them) running around in my Chuzzarium and it’s getting a bit packed.

    1. I’m unsure if there’s an end. Seems like it just continues to get more difficult until the players loses, but I may be wrong about that.

  1. How do i collect more puzzle pieces. I have been playing for days and only have 1 chuzzle in my chuzzarium.. Amy help?

    1. You get a puzzle piece from each level completed and can also pick them up on the map. If you want more Chuzzles, I find the best way to grind puzzles pieces to be just playing the first couple of levels, quitting and then doing it over and over again. It goes by fairly quick that way.

  2. I need to earn more coins! I have a lot of chuzzles and they are burning through food, but I don’t seem to be earning as many coins. What strategy works best? Is it better to cash out or keep leveling up? And, is it worth it to play the game for every chuzzle on the board, or just solve the ones needed to reach the end faster? That for your help!

    1. Luckily, the Chuzzles won’t starve to death. So you don’t have to worry about their food bowls being empty. You can always drop down four or five bowls and just watch one of the ads to fill them all. It’s a better alternative than spending coins to refill bowls.

    2. Hi Anita,
      I had that problem too. As you open the ‘shop’ or store, it should have a little box at the top that says “Refill All Food”. If you watch their advertisement until the end, it should refill all of your bowls. It’s the easiest way to keep your chuzzles fed until you earn some coins. Regarding – cashing out, I’ve never done that. I know some people do but I like having the surplus of coins so that when something new comes along, I have the coins to purchase the item. Every so often, the creators will include extra room (or additional house) as an option. That helps if your chuzzles are getting cramped. I’ve been playing for a couple years now. To my knowledge, there isn’t an “end”. However, if there is, maybe someone will see this and let us both know. Hope this helps!

  3. Does anyone know how many levels there are? I think im at 33 or somewhere close. I’ve completed all the puzzles. Just wondering where the last level might be, if there is one..


    1. I would like an answer to this question as well… I m on 57 have many extra puzzle pieces but no puzzles to fit them on? Any help?

  4. My Chuzzles give me gifts and if it doesn’t contain coins I can’t see what the gift is. How do I see what the gifts are?

    1. I have been wondering what the deal was with the Easter Eggs. I touched them today and it says they will hatch starting in about a week. Interested to see if they hatch more Chuzzles or something else!

      1. Well 2 out of my 3 eggs have hatched and they are very cute chuzzles. The third egg keeps saying it has 2 weeks before hatching.

  5. My Easter eggs still haven’t hatched. A week or 2 came and went weeks ago. To help feed the chuzzles buy the trees.

    1. Dawn, have you seen the egg shake yet? I figured out that once it said it was going to hatch soon, it started shaking. When I clicked on it, the egg began to crack. After clicking a couple more times, it finally finished hatching. The Easter Egg chuzzles are super cute. I’m waiting on the third one and it does keep saying 2 more weeks, so I guess I’ll wait and see what happens with that one.

  6. How many pet chuzzles have the rainbow color fur? I thought there were 3 and now I only have 2. Pastel and regular rainbow colors. I thought there was another one though. I think I was playing it way too much and lost track. I am up to 22. I have all the Easter eggs hatched. Does anyone have a complete list of all the names for the pet chuzzles?

    1. This is a great question! I don’t think I even know how many chuzzles I have. I’d like to buy more rooms but that hasn’t been an option for a while. There was a news announcement that they are working on another puzzle so I’m waiting to hear more about that.

  7. There was an Easter puzzle that had 3 little ‘eggs’ in a basket. By completing the puzzle, you get the chuzzles that hatch from the eggs, a flowery, spring like wallpaper and an Easter basket that is refillable. The chuzzles can eat from the basket, just like their little dishes.

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