Publisher: CandyCane LLC
Fuzzle is a puzzle game where you must line up colored balls to earn points. Think of the game Connect Four, but in Fuzzle you have to connect five and with a lot more colors. If you are like me and constantly checking iTunes top 25 games, then chances are you have already seen the name Fuzzle. If you haven’t downloaded it already…go ahead, it’s worth it.
The game starts out with seven balls but with every move you make more balls are added forcing you to plan ahead. Multi-colored balls (which can be used with any color) and black balls (when used with a color, eliminates all of that color) are thrown into the mix as the game progresses to help out the player.
The gameplay is simple, touch a ball and drag it to the spot you want it to go. A cool road map pops up and shows you the path that they ball will take. This is important because you have to have an open path to the open spot. If there isn’t an open spot you must move another ball to open a path or choose another ball. By default, there is a timer that will add balls even if you don’t move (you can turn the timer off). So quick decisions are important.
I am very impressed with the quality of the graphics in this game. The balls and the playing field are crystal clear and the in-game menus are simple and straight forward. I wish more game’s user interfaces were as well designed as this one.
The audio is on the same level as the graphics. I am not a huge fan of in game music so I was happily surprised when I found out that the game was installed with the music turned off. I did turn it on to see how it was and it’s not bad, but I prefer no music. The sound FXs are wonderful. Funny little noises with every move are a great addition to an already solid game.
Overall, Fuzzle is a great game for puzzle lovers and casual gamers alike. A must buy. It’s challenging but not so much that you get frustrated and quit. Unfortunately (or rather fortunately), you just become more addicted. Every time you play the game will be different allowing for hours and hours of possible gameplay.
Overall Value for it’s $.99 price point
Overall Value: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars
Graphics: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Sound: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars
Controls: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars