Getting rid of those red and yellow balls is easy. Blue balls, on the other hand...
Fuzzle is an easy to learn and maddening iPhone puzzle game that tasks you with matching five or more similarly colored balls on a grid to make them disappear. Doing this becomes increasingly difficult as new balls randomly appear on the playfield. Since you cannot predict where they'll show up, it's wise to plan several moves ahead to avoid running out of space to move. If all of the boxes along the grid are full, it's game over.
To play, you place your finger on a ball and drag it to wherever you'd like. You're free to leave it anywhere so long as it sits within an open spot. You can also substitute a ball using a special rainbow ball, so if you have only four green balls, you can use it as the fifth. In addition, the game occasionally throws bomb balls onto the playfield that removes an entire color off the board, and there's an option to see which colored ball will appear next.
Unlike most iPhone puzzlers, Fuzzle is a no frills experience. Not only does it lack a soundtrack, but also different types of modes. While not a huge criticism, challenge and time attack modes would probably keep us more interested in this app, as the normal game only stays entertaining for so long. A soundtrack, or lack thereof, is the bigger issue. Come on, CandyCane Inc. Give us some music.
Compared to games like Bejeweled 2, Tetris and Diamond Twister, Fuzzle comes up woefully short, but at .99, it's a fun app that'll keep you busy for a couple hours or more if you're determined to climb the online leaderboard.
What's Hot: Randomly generated balls put a unique spin on each game, well-designed touch controls, only costs .99.
What's Not: No music, not enough modes.