Greetings family, friends, acquantances and strangers. Its that time of the week again (and what a week it has been). Without further ado, I present to you this week’s Game of the Week… Chuzze Deluxe. Using the classic match-three game play, this game gives new meaning to cuteness. Just load it up and see for yourself.
The game doesn’t have a story mode, so if you’re looking to ‘finish’ the game, you might be a little disappointed. However, if you’re looking for something that you can pick up and play whenever, to while away the long boring hours, then this is the game for you. There are four (4) game modes to choose from, each with its own unique challenge.
The first is the Classic Chuzzle. In this mode, you try to pop enough chuzzles (they are the little furry creatures that fill up the screen) by matching three of the same colour to clear each stage. The stage is declared clear once the bottle at the side of the screen is full. A hint button is provided in case you get stuck. To help you or hinder your way are various special chuzzles such as the chuzzle bomb which blows up a fair bit of the playing field when popped, the chuzzle lock which locks the row and column where the chuzzle appears, the giant chuzzle which takes up 4 squares, and rainbow chuzzles which gives you a big bonus when you find and match three of them. Clearing more than 1 set of chuzzles at a time will earn you combo bonuses while popping multiple chuzzles in a row gives you a chain effect bonus. Both of these go a long way in helping you earn the score you need to proceed to the next level.
The second game mode is Speed Chuzzle. This mode is similar to Classic Chuzzle except that you’re playing against the clock. You’ll need fast eyes and quick matching skills get by. A time bar at the bottom of the screen shows you how much more time you have left. Run out of time and a chuzzle lock is applied. Pop chuzzles, and perform combos and chains to get a bigger time bonus and give yourself a little breathing space. However, take too long and you’ll soon find yourself out of moves.
The Zen Chuzzle game mode provides gamers with unlimited game-play. This means that the game goes on and on and on and on until your eyes drop out of their sockets. You can leave the game and return to continue whenever you like. It just never ends. This is a great way to earn unbeatable highscores and gain some otherwise unattainable trophies (more on those later).
The final mode is the Mind Bender. This is different from the other game modes in that you don’t need to pop any of the cute fuzzy creatures. What you need to do instead is to get them to listen to you and line them up in a predefined pattern to clear the level. There are five mini benders in each level. Can you clear them all?
Other features of the game include a trophy room. As you progress through the levels, you are given the chance to earn various trophies. Some are easy (like playing an entire game without using hints) while others are downright dastardly (for example popping 1,000,000 chuzzles). Collect all the trophies and you’ll qualify for the trophy collector’s trophy.
The game comes with funky in game music and superb fx. The graphics are also excellent. Watch those fuzzy chuzzles shiver and cower in fear as you tickle and push them to their popping doom. A little hint for those who don’t want to use the hint button. If you wait long enough, one of the chuzzles will shiver. That’s a hint all on its own. It means that moving that chuzzle somewhere will cause a group to pop.
And now, what everyone is waiting for… how do we get a little more play time out of the game. Unfortunately, there are no chuzzle activation key available for public consumption. If you want one of those, I suggest you purchase the game (which you should do if you enjoyed it after a few hours!). However, for trying out the game and getting a little more than the hour that publishers allow, please refer to Chuzzle Deluxe at Boredworkers’ Game Of The Week for the recommended download and crack files.
- Download both the recommended game and crack file.
- Install the game.
- Uncompress the crack archive to the game install directory.
- Run the .exe from the crack archive.
- Wait pass the intro screen and click the “Crack” button when it appear to apply the necessary patch.
- Start the game and have fun.
The author does not condone piracy. If you find that you enjoy the game after playing it for a bit, do purchase the license. Good work should be given its due.
Chuzzle: Splash Screen
Chuzzle: Out of moves
Chuzzle: New trophy
Chuzzle: Trophy room