A brand new game has arrived in Club Penguin. It’s called Puffle Rescue and you can play it inside the mine, right next to where Cart Surfer is. The mine is kind of turning into a mini-arcade! The basic idea of the game is that you need to find missing puffles in the Underground Caves. The game follows the story that has been developing these past few weeks where many puffles have disappeared into the construction area in the mines. This guide tells you all about the game and reveals the strategies and Puffle Rescue cheats.
The gameplay is very similar to the classic arcade game Frogger, but with a few twists. In this game, you play the part of a rescue worker who must hop across the playing field on your way to save puffles who have become stranded. There are three different versions of the game and one of them is for non-members, while the other two are only for members. This follows the pattern with the Dance Contest game, where Club Penguin is making some of the content only available to subscribers.
Puffle Rescue is currently three games in one, with each game being very different, although all three follow some basic rules of play. In general, you move from spot to spot on your way to pick up stranded puffles by using the arrow keys. You need to avoid obstacles and time your jumps carefully. Each different version of the game has various challenges. Here’s a closer look at all the editions of the game.
Blue Puffle Rescue
This is the version of the game that everyone can play. In this edition, you need to rescue blue puffles that have become stranded in the ice (poor little guys). In the first few levels, you only need to rescue one puffle at a time, but as the levels progress you need to rescue up to three blue puffles at once. The gameplay gets a lot faster, and much harder and the levels increase.
Cracked Ice Levels
This type of level is very straightforward. Just jump on the white ice blocks that float by to get to the solid immobile ice areas. However, on these solid areas you’ll sometimes see cracks. If you jump on one, the ice will break and you can’t go back onto that square. In most of the levels, you’ll never need to jump on these. Sometimes there are holes already in these areas, so watch out for them. Rescue each of the puffles trapped on the blue checkerboard squares and then bring them back to the starting black checkerboard square.
The second type of level in the Blue Puffle Rescue game is the shark levels. In these levels, sharks chew up the ice, making it difficult to cross. When doing these levels, just be aware of the sharks and the direction they’re heading. After a little while, the ice re-forms behind the sharks, so with a little planning and patience you should be able to navigate without too many problems. Sometimes the sharks suddenly switch directions, so watch out! In the later levels, there are several sharks in each area, which can make things pretty tricky.
Tip: it appears that the ice comes back six blocks behind the shark. It can be difficult to count when things are going quickly, but keep this in mind to plan out your moves on the shark areas.
Red Ball Levels
The third type of level in Blue Puffle Rescue is a little more challenging and requires you to have good timing and reverse direction a few times. In these levels, you jump across white ice blocks and snow-covered logs. Your path is blocked by large bouncy red rubber balls floating in the water. If you hit one, you’ll get knocked off, so be careful. These levels are easy in the beginning, but get really hard in the later levels when everything is moving by really quickly. The blue puffles you need to rescue are spread out around the board, but generally there’s one right above where you start, a second in the middle-bottom area, and a third in the upper-left. As always, it’s easiest to rescue all three and then head back to the starting spot once you’ve got all the puffles safe.
Pink Puffle Rescue
Pink Puffle Rescue is available for paid members only. In this variation on the game, you jump across mine carts deep underground. You also need to navigate over wooden crates, some of which will break apart under your weight when you land on them. In addition to great reflexes, you need to do a little planning because once these crates fall apart, you can’t return to those spaces. On top of all of this, the lighting is limited and you can only see clearly for a few squares around your penguin. This is a really challenging version of Puffle Rescue and quite a bit of fun!
I’m still working on the details and strategy guide for Pink Puffle Rescue, but will have tips, cheats and secrets for all the levels soon.
Black Puffle Rescue
Black Puffle Rescue can only be played by paid members in Club Penguin, just like Pink Puffle Rescue. In this edition of the game, you’ll go underwater with your rescue SCUBA gear to help black puffles that have become trapped inside bubbles. You can’t stay in the deep ocean parts of the board for very long or you’ll sink to the bottom. And you have to watch out for dangerous electrical sea monsters. In some of the levels, you can use powerful fans that will shoot you up above the obstacles on the boards. This variation of the game is very challenging and fun and requires some clever thinking, especially in the later levels.
Check back here soon for all the details and strategy guide for Black Puffle Rescue!
More Puffle Rescue Fun and Tips
Here is a sneak peek picture that Club Penguin posted on their blog post about the new game.
And here’s a look at the construction that happened inside the mine in preparation for the release of the new game.