Chuzzle made its debut in 2005, and the tile-matching puzzle game soon earned a large fanbase among video game fans. Developed by Raptisoft Games and published by PopCap Games, Chuzzle found its way onto platforms such as Windows, Game Boy Advance, and iOS.
Never ones to pass on an opportunity to make money, the folks at PopCap went looking for additional ways to market their product. Chuzzle slots were a logical step, especially since a number of other PopCap games had already been converted for online gamblers. The designers at Blueprint Gaming were tasked with the project, just as they had already done with titles such as Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies.
Below, you can try out a free version of the game which we have provided for you in order to see if you would like to play this game for real money or not.
What's a Chuzzle?
Chuzzles are the furry creatures featured in both the original game and the slot machine adaptation. In the PC version, rows of these creatures were presented on a 6x6 board, and it was the player's goal to drag rows and columns in order to create groups with matching colors. Once this happened, the matching Chuzzles would disappear and make room for new fuzzballs to fall onto the board.
Rules of Chuzzle Slots
When you play this slot, there are a number of basic rules that you should be familiar with. These are taken directly from the game's screen, so you can count on them to apply at any online casino.
- The player must activate from 1 to 20 lines.
- Any line win is multiplied by the amount of the player's wager on the winning line.
- With the exception of the Scatter symbol, all line wins pay from left to right.
- All plays are voided in the case of a game malfunction.
- Scatter wins are paid alongside reel wins. All of the featured game symbols are Scatters.
- If multiple wins occur on a line, only the highest amount is paid.
- During a single game, it's possible to win multiple Scatters. If two wins involve the same type of Scatter, then only the highest amount is paid.
- If wins occur on multiple lines, all prizes are added together to determine the payout.
Chuzzle Game Panel
Above and below the main screen of a slot, you'll find various options that can be clicked on. If you're the type of player who likes to know everything possible about a game, then this section should be helpful.
This field displays the current bet the player is making. This can be adjusted before each spin by clicking on the plus and minus buttons. The minimum coins size is 0.01, while the maximum is 10.00.
This displays the number of paylines that are activated during the spin, which ranges from 1 to 20. Given the bet ranges mentioned in the previous entry, this means the player can play the game for as little as 0.01 or as much as 200.
This green button causes a new round of play to begin. The button is somewhat improperly labeled, however, as the version of the game I'm familiar with doesn't actually include spinning reels. The symbols drop from the top of the screen, but I guess calling it "spin" still gets the point across.
If you want to know the various payouts, you can see them by clicking on this red button. I've listed all these values in one of the following sections, so you don't need to bother with this option.
Listed on the top left of the screen, this field displays the total amount of money that the player is betting on the current spin.
If the player is lucky enough to get a winning spin, the amount of his/her payout is displayed in this field in the upper right of the screen.
Chuzzle Pay Table
The following section details the basic pay table for the Chuzzle slot machine from Blueprint Gaming. Before you begin play, make sure you're familiar with these various payout options. Also keep in mind that the winning amounts listed below are multiplied by the customer's wager to determine the actual cash prize.
This red, yellow, and blue Chuzzle acts as the game's wild symbol, substituting for all symbols except the Scatter and Doubles Win. Pays 10 for two matches, 200 for three, 2,000 for four, and 10,000 for five.
- Blue and Red Chuzzles
Both of these fuzzy creatures feature the same prize amount. Pays 2 for two matches, 25 for three, 100 for four, and 750 for five.
- Yellow Chuzzles
Featuring big eyes and a furry exterior, this adorable Chuzzle pays 2 for two, 15 for three, 100 for four, and 400 for five.
This top value in a deck of playing cards is frequently used in slot machines as a generic symbol. Pays 10 for three, 75 for four, and 250 for five. Despite the otherwise colorful theme of the game, this symbol is colored grey for some odd reason.
The second-highest symbol in a poker deck, this generic slots symbol is colored purple and pays 10 for three, 50 for four, and 150 for five.
This poker value has been given a green hue for the game. It pays 5 for three matches, 50 for four, and 100 for five.
- Jack, 10, and 9
Just like the previous three entries, all of these symbols appear in decks of cards and are used in slots as generic icons. In this game, the jack is colored blue, the ten is orange, and the nine is red. Despite their difference in color, they all offer 5 for three matches, 25 for four, and 100 for five.
- Multi Chuzzle Scatter
This icon depicts a mass of Chuzzles, which immediately reminded me of the Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles." If three to five of these symbols turn up on the reels at the same time, then the Chuzzle Reaction bonus round is activated.
- Dancing Chuzzle Scatter
This icon depicts a number of Chuzzles getting funky on the dance floor. If three to five of these appear on the reels simultaneously, then the Chuzzle Disco bonus round is activated.
- Blue Bottle Scatter
This icon looks like a large blue bottle with a cork in the top. If three to five of them show up on the reels at the same time, then the Pick a Win bonus round is activated. The bottle hearkens back to the original game, where the eyes of matching Chuzzles would be collected in order to complete a round of play.
Chuzzle Bonus Rounds
Chuzzle slots feature three bonus rounds, and these extra methods of winning are one of the primary selling points of Blueprint Gaming titles. Below, we'll take an in-depth look at each one.
This bonus is triggered when three or more bottle icons appear on the screen. Once this occurs, the player is presented with a number of bottles and asked to choose one. A multiplier is hidden in the bottle, and the chosen amount is applied to the total wager in order to determine the payout.
When three or more dancing Chuzzle symbols appear on the screen simultaneously, this bonus is triggered. The player is awarded free spins based on the number of symbols: 15 for three, 25 for four, and 50 for five. The free spins are resolved immediately, and all Scatter symbols are eligible to be won during this phase. Free spins may also be retriggered, and the round continues until all complimentary spins have been used. Once the round concludes, the player is presented with four Chuzzles and asked to select one. This reveals a multiplier, which is then added to the free spin winnings to determine the overall bonus payout.
When three or more of the appropriate Scatter symbols appear, this bonus round is activated. Chuzzles immediately drop down onto the screen, and getting three or more matches horizontally or vertically (but not diagonally) awards a win. Winning symbols are highlighted just prior to exploding, and then additional symbols drop down to fill the void. The round continues until no more winning combinations are generated on the screen.
The winning combinations award a multiple that's applied to the player's total bet from the start of the spin. Multipliers differ depending on the color of the Chuzzle, and each is listed below:
- Red: 5x for three, 8x for four, and 10x for five
- Blue: 4x for three, 6x for four, and 8x for five
- Yellow: 3x for three, 5x for four, and 6x for five
- Purple: 2x for three, 4x for four, and 5x for five
- Orange: 2x for three, 3x for four, and 4x for five
- Green: 1x for three, 2x for four, and 3x for five
- Blue: 1x for three, 2x for four, and 3x for five
- White: 1x for three, 2x for four, and 3x for five
Fans of the original puzzle game should get a kick out of the Chuzzle slots from Blueprint Gaming. The jackpot pays 10,000 coins, which amounts to $2 million if the top bet of $200 is made. In addition to this lucrative payout, there are a number of bonus rounds with additional ways to earn free spins and cash prizes. And even if you lose, you'll get to spend some time with the adorable and colorful Chuzzles.