CHUCHEL is a comedy adventure game from the creators of Machinarium, Botanicula and Samorost. Join the hairy hero Chuchel and his rival Kekel on their quest to retrieve the precious cherry and face numerous puzzles and challenges!
The reward? Cheerful situational humor, wild music and sounds by the band DVA and dozens of hilarious gags that warm up even the coldest of souls. Plus cherries!
What the press said:
"Comedy gold." - Destructoid
"A giant cuddle of a game.” - RockPaperShotgun
"Silly in the best possible way.” - The Verge
Independent Games Festival 2018 - Excellence in Visual Art
Anifilm 2018 - Best Game for Children
CEEGA 2018 - Best Visual Art
BIG Festival 2018 - Best Art
Be ready to:
*Crack up. Many times.
*Guide Chuchel through a set of original puzzles.
*Enjoy hundreds of whimsical animations.
*Beat stages inspired by classic video games.
*Interact with lots of funky characters.
*Please your ears with soundtrack by the IGF Award-winning band DVA.
*Build an inexplicable passion for cherries.
*Laugh. A lot.
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Good gameplay, but not funny
The point and click puzzles may be simple, but that is how it was meant to be. All of the scenerios are well animated and there is a good variety of gameplay. The "comedy" aspect of this game; however, is lacking.
A lot of the "situational humor" in this game involves Chuchel getting badly hurt, which I do not think is funny at all. Seeing a helpless character like Chuchel get mangled again and again just makes me sad. I get that the aesthetic was supposed to be gro-kawaii (gross, but really cute), but I still do not like to see Chuchel getting seriously hurt as a joke.
Amusing But Lightweight
Previous games from Amanita (Botanicula, Machinarium) have been whimsical point-and-click adventures with wonderful artwork and characters, cleverly designed to delight young and old audiences (I played both with my children and we all thoroughly enjoyed them). Chuchel, while still displaying the trademark Amanita design touches, is really just a pastiche puzzler with occasional homages to familiar games of the distant and not-so-sistant past. A few of the puzzles are good, a few not so good. But some of the magic seems to be missing here — the humor and tone of the game is far more in-your-face than the earlier games, more slapstick and more strained. The result is an odd combination of humor that appeals only to younger audiences but game play that probably does not (and vice-versa). Perhaps Amanita are a victim of setting the bar so very high on their prior games, but I just found the characters too loud, the animations too rushed, and the gameplay too linear.
Zero thinking involved
very straightforward with very simple tasks. Super boring with little interaction between objects and characters. Sounds and picture are pleasing, but everything else is a waste of 9.99.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.