Ruzzle Adventure is a unique twist to a classic formula that brings the vintage gameplay of Boggle into the 21st century along with not only the modern benefits of a internet connected mobile game, but the shortcomings as well. Ruzzle Adventure is a game where there’s a mish-mash of letters and you must form words by connecting the letters. It’s set up that each level you gain a certain amount of points to achieve a one, two, or three star rating, similar to the Angry Birds style rating system.
Ruzzle Adventure builds on the basic format of Boggle, but presents unique challenges as you proceed through the game. The levels include themes such as: time restrictions, total point goals, as well as other types of challenges. You have a minimum goal set, and you achieve a star rating based off of your individual performance. This gives you another goal of not just completing a level, but seeing what are the highest points you can achieve.
Ruzzle Adventure progresses in difficulty, with higher total points to achieve, shorter time limits, and limited moves you can or can’t make. Styles include: locked letter tiles where you have to break the specified letter or your screen filling with water and you have to ‘jump’ up by spelling words with an icon that allows you to move. Another level style begins where you’re selecting words, where the letters disappear to bring down a jewel to collect. This brings some variety to just the basic concept of forming words from letters surrounding each other. These unique types of levels present more challenges that can be fun, and sometimes frustrating if you don’t have any of the booster tools. After completing each level, you can see the leaderboards. These seem to show the best scores from all over the world, and not necessarily those who perform similar to your own abilities.
Similar with other games, bonuses or booster tools like shuffling pieces or bombs are available for your use, but if you use them regularly, be prepared to spend the in game “gold” you have on them. If you run out of gold, you can either connect via facebook (which is a short term reward) or use the in app purchase system. This also occurs if you fail a level too many times. You can either buy more lives with the gold, or the in app purchase system. Otherwise, you can wait the 5-15 minutes to reset your life.
The graphics are nothing to really write home about, but they are clean and smooth, and present a nice format to play on. However, the sound is very clean and fun, and is not distracting to the play. Ruzzle Adventure is fun when you play the game. It has great potential for replayability, as if you want to beat your own score (or others) you have that goal already set. Not to mention you can improve your star rating by replaying a level.
Ruzzle Adventure presents a unique twist on the classic board game Boggle, all while throwing in some unique gameplay that can keep you active in the game. The levels get more and more challenging and can keep you entertained for bursts of time. The game does throw helpful tools to assist in passing each level, but I find that as you move up in the levels, if you don’t use these booster tools, you have a difficult time passing a level with even a one star rating. This also means when you don’t pass the level a couple of times, the game puts a timer on when you can play next. Ruzzle Adventure does have the option of a free to play game, as well as a paid version. Overall Ruzzle Adventure is fun, but due to the restrictive nature of the game I won’t be keeping it on my device.
Ruzzle Adventure Review: Boggle With A Twist
-Timer for too many fails
-Limited use of booster tools