Pixel Puzzles 2: Birds is a traditional style jigsaw puzzle game, with crabs scurrying around so WATCH YOUR FINGERS!!!
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Mostly Positive (82 reviews) - 76% of the 82 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 20, 2015

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March 10

UPDATE - 11/MAR/2016 - CLOUD SUPPORT


This update adds steam cloud saving to Pixel puzzles 2: Birds.

Full list of additions and changes:

  1. Steam cloud saving added.
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March 5

PATCH - 05/MAR/2016 - Version: 1.0.2.16


Version: 1.0.2.16 is now live and contains the following additions and changes.

This patch addresses some small issues and requests people have had for the game and brings a few things in line with the later pixel puzzles titles. New achievements have been included along side a removal function for the crabs, new cleaner puzzle board and a few more needed changes.

Full list of additions and changes:

  1. Hotkey to remove crabs.
  2. Galley only shows completed images.
  3. Floating level option buttons aligned to left.
  4. New cleaner puzzle board.
  5. Fixed pressed button sprites.
  6. Launcher puzzle move to menu.
  7. Darkened sea floor.
  8. Lower water opacity.
  9. Piece rotation option in menu.
  10. Social buttons move to menu.
  11. Updated level info plaque.
  12. Updated How To Play menu tab.
  13. Collect 100 crabs achievement.
  14. Use ghost achievement.
  15. Use Location achievement.
  16. Use rotation achievement.
  17. Net a crab achievement.
  18. Remove crabs achievement.
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Reviews

“Pixel Puzzles 2 reinforces and expands upon the foundation established by the previous Pixel Puzzles games in all the right places...”
VG-Blogger

“Pixel Puzzles 2: Birds definitely delivers on its promise of being smoother and more refined than its predecessors. If you enjoy jigsaw puzzle games you really can’t go wrong...”
8.3 – gameRamble

“Its a perfect little relaxing time killer...”
8.7 – Absolute Hell

About This Game

Featuring some truly fowl images indeed. Pixel Puzzles 2: Birds is a traditional style jigsaw puzzle game, with crabs scurrying around so WATCH YOUR FINGERS!!!

The Pixel Puzzles series has been treated to a complete rebuild from the ground up, resulting in Pixel Puzzles 2 being a much smoother more refined gaming experience.

So, what to do about those pesky crabs? Rather than giving them a squish, throw them in a cage. Collect and consume your little shelled friends to gain special puzzle solving abilities, with the crab grabbing power up system. Go catch them critters, they’re hiding under the pieces!

Features:

  • 25 puzzles in a range of sizes from 60 to 350 pieces.
  • Auto saving, never lose your progress.
  • Relaxing atmosphere.
  • Traditional puzzle gameplay.
  • 33 Steam Achievements.
  • Puzzle piece rotation.
  • Interactive play environment.
  • Beautiful photos of birds, taken in the south atlantic.
  • Power ups to help solve puzzles.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 190 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: Intel® Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 190 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Device
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (82 reviews)
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Daerphen
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Great game. I enjoyed almost every Pixel Puzzle game before. In my opinion, Pixel Puzzles 2: Birds had more challenging puzzles than the others, because there are some pictures with so many similar patterns inside that I had to try-and-error place a lot of pieces.

Same cons as the other games. Pieces snap into place very easily, even when far away. And the floating pieces are still annoying.
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TOS = Grimm
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
this game has been alot of fun
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psychoFish || AFK for 3 months.
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Plz change name to: Pixel Puzzles 2: Penguins, rocks and some birds.
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The Tempest
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
This game is chill I like it when I want to chill
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.eye in the sky™
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
No idea why, but I love this ♥♥♥♥! :)
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JacquesLeSauve
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
If you're reading anything about this game then chances are you're already pretty familiar with the series, since, unless you REALLY have a thing for birds, it's unlikely anyone would start with this over Japan, UndeadZ, or any of the later ones that have been released since. So you should already know more or less what you're getting into here - some puzzle pieces float in some water around the edges of the screen and you have to pick them up and assemble them into a picture in the middle. With each new entry, they try to add something a little different on top of the new theme (which is now birds, for some reason). This time, the extra feature is being able to rotate pieces. It doesn't sound like much, but that one small change makes a great big difference.

Previously you could just brute force your way through a puzzle if need be; pick up a piece, drop it in an empty space, repeat until you find the right one, profit. Now, while you could do that if you were absolutely desperate or determined, it pays instead to make a more calculated effort in your approach and take the time to look closely rather than hammer away mindlessly. It's an extra layer of complication that does mean puzzles can take a little longer to complete than in previous entries. But, thankfully, they've also added in a new range of abilities to compensate for this fact.

As you move, drop and rotate pieces around the board, crabs will randomly appear from under them and slowly scuttle around the play area, which can then be picked up and placed into a fishing cage at the side of the screen. For every 5, 10 or 20 you gather, you'll have access to a special ability - either briefly display the finished picture on the board, auto-correct the orientation of a held piece, or show the correct location to drop a held piece. Even though there never seems to be more than 2 crabs running around at any given time, there's never any shortage of them appearing. So even if it might be more time-consuming, the game is at least pretty forgiving in allowing the player to progress. If you want to use the abilities, that is. You can always chose to remove that element from play completely and just have a vanilla jigsaw puzzle if you'd prefer.

I do really like how flexible they are with each element they add to the games. if you want to have crabs, keep them. If you don't, get rid of them. The same also applies to the new rotation mechanic, which can be disabled at any time, though I kinda wish I had've realised that at the start of the game rather than the end, as it's tucked away in the options and is never expressly pointed out to you. In fact, the way the game communicates with you is a little sloppy overall, if I'm being honest. There is a How to Play section in the menu, but it's a jumble of information all thrown at you in a single image rather than introduced as you play. It would have been nice to tell us an automatic save feature has been added for each puzzle as well instead of having to discover it accidentally ourselves. Also, rather than pausing the action, pressing Esc spits you out of the puzzle and back into the menu screen, meanwhile a list of immovable options are on show at the left side of the screen throughout, which can sometimes get in the way of pieces floating underneath. Which seems an odd oversight for what has so far been a pretty competently made series.

The whole thing kind of feels like two steps forward and one step back. The new features are largely welcome, and they've finally managed to all but eliminate the sometimes awkward issue of picking up pieces by having more space for them to float in, but it feels like more could have been done, or some things just handled better. I don't know why birds were the main attraction this time around, either, or why it's only photographs. Maybe some artworks would have been nice? Or, instead of using images that were all taken from one guy, all seemingly from his one trip to a single island with a small variety of unspectacular birds, they could have had some more exotic examples; some birds of prey or paradise, a few emus running around, or even the common pigeon as a jokey finale or extra. The images used are pleasant enough and all, but the game could have been a far more flamboyant, engaging or enthralling experience for the player rather than just... nice.

It's difficult to know where to place this among the series as a whole. The tiny added extra of rotating pieces is actually something of a game-changer which potentially pushes it above the others, but then the subject matter may be a bit of a yawn for some and make it the weakest of the series yet. But if you enjoyed the other games and still want more, then you'll hardly go wrong with the many hours of casual, laid back fun on offer here. Though, all that said, you will get covered in much more poop here than the other games, so you might want to prepare yourself for that.
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Snow
( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Yet another puzzle game :P
Great game for if you want to just relax and kind of space out while doing a puzzel
Also it's a nice way to obtain the achievemenets/complete the game for those who are achievement hunters.

Saving puzzle pieces from being smashed into a place where you thought it went!
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BlackMyst
( 35.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
Very addictive jigsaw puzzle game. I only used the hints on the last puzzle because I wanted a challenge but had to for the last puzzle in order to get all of the achievements.

I highly recommend this game for people who want a game that is puzzle focused and increases in difficulty as you move through the game.

I'll be purchasing the rest by this developer.
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akhanubis
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
Another great puzzle game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Plz change name to: Pixel Puzzles 2: Penguins, rocks and some birds.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
this game has been alot of fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Great game. I enjoyed almost every Pixel Puzzle game before. In my opinion, Pixel Puzzles 2: Birds had more challenging puzzles than the others, because there are some pictures with so many similar patterns inside that I had to try-and-error place a lot of pieces.

Same cons as the other games. Pieces snap into place very easily, even when far away. And the floating pieces are still annoying.
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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2015
I was liking the Pixel Puzzles series until this one, where they decided to make the game difficult to interact with in pointless ways.
As you can see from the featured screenshots, the background you have to do your puzzles against is just a mess of random lines. If you have ever wondered why people don't choose to do their jigsaw puzzles on a paisley tablecloth or their clan tartan, then here is your answer.
As you can also see from the screenshots, the UI buttons float in the water with the puzzle pieces, making it harder to pick the pieces up.
The crabs... the crabs that run out from under the pieces are simply a pain in the ♥♥♥. Add in the fuzzy, low-res, and rather boring pictures of birds, and it starts to look like the features screenshots on the store page are not so much an enticement to play the game, but a dire prophecy, foretelling the horrors that await within.
It's not a bad thing to mix things up a bit, and make some changes to sequel games to keep them fresh, but every change they made to the series with this game has been for the worse, and that is what I find most puzzling of all.

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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2015
This is the fourth Pixel Puzzles game I've played, and the only one so far that I would not recommend. I love puzzles, both physical and digital, and I finished every puzzle in this game, but there were so many built-in and unnecessary annoyances that I couldn't recommend it to anyone else.

First and most importantly, someone had the idea to make the background patterned. I'm sure they meant well, but building a patterned puzzle on a patterned backdrop is extremely difficult, especially with the larger puzzles that have smaller pieces. With some, seeing the edges was nearly impossible, even with changing the color of the patterned backdrop. Without being able to make out the shape of the edges, adding pieces became a sort of "trial-and-error" of dropping every somewhat-matching piece into the spot and hoping one will fit. There is, as far as I could see, no way to get a nice solid background to work with, only color-changes of the pattern; this can help but doesn't solve the problem. To me, this is a game-ruining design flaw.

The hint system isn't awful but it adds another layer of annoyance. The crabs you have to gather to "spend" on hints spawn directly under your cursor. If you're trying to work in an area, you have to drop the piece you're working on to move the damned crab out of the way. If by some chance the crab spawns where you have a few pieces piled up, you have to move every piece before you can grab the crab. If you have a LOT of pieces piled up (i.e. if you're sorting them), it can take forever to get everything moved so you can get the crab moved. Not game breaking, but very annoying.

The other problem I had with it was purely aesthetic. Birds aren't the most interesting thing to me, but I was expecting bright birds with pretty plumage, tropical birds and pea♥♥♥♥♥, things that are pretty and make great puzzles. Instead, you get a lot of penguins, ducks, and raptors, and very few were bright and engaging. The end result for me personally was boredom. By the final, largest puzzle, I was sick of brown birds, brown ducks, and hundreds of penguins. So I opened the last puzzle to fiinish this game off, and there were more penguins (I shook my head with a sigh and sallied forth anyway). There was some variety in the pictures, but even the variety was dull. Now, this is a personal preference so others might not agree here, but it was my personal opinion on it.

So after 20+ hours playing the game and finishing every puzzle for the sake of my own achievement-seeking OCD, I just can't recommend it to anyone else unless the poor background and annoying hint system aren't likely to bother you.
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2015
if you like jigsaw puzzles you will love this game for sure.
i enjoyed all 3 Pixel Puzzles games that they released so far, this one has added the rotation feature ( you have to rotate the piece to figure how and where it should be placed) which made the game harder and it will take more time to solve the puzzles, i really recommend them all to any jigsaw puzzles fan.

i would suggest Putting your own music while playing.
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
I am extremely disappointed in this version of pixel puzzles. I played Pixel Puzzles: Japan and thoroughly enjoyed it (outside of not being able to easily click the piece you wanted). Seems they fixed that with "Birds", but the background is so horrible I cannot see the pictures. In the pond area where the pieces are floating, there are 6 buttons floating around getting in your way of seeing the pieces plus one ginormous fishing net where you are supposed to drop crabs - that are annoying and run all over your puzzle building space. When you fill up the net, you are supposed to get an award, but they don't seem to work and the crabs have now completely obscured the puzzle pieces floating "below" the net. It is hard enough locating the pieces you need, because they are all mostly blue and they are "under" the water, altering their color slightly, so it is hard to pick the piece you want. There is an option to put a little staging bar at the bottom where you can store pieces, but that also has a craggly, rippled background (as does the building area) which really plays havoc with your eyes. Also, when you put that little staging area there, the pieces floating above the building area are hidden from view. You have to take that away to "find" them again. I tried to take a screenshot of what I am talking about, using the F12 key, but that too seems to be broken. I am so annoyed that I purchased this. It is not fun at all; It is not relaxing at all, and I do not want to play it at all. Boo - hiss devs. Took something great and made it something I'm sorry I purchased.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2015
I liked Pixel Puzzle Japan the best. The koi were a little annoying but you could stuff one in the spout and end the annoyance. I played the Zombies butI didn't much care for the timetrials of that one. This one, the crabs. They are so annoying, as are the floating button buoys. The crab collecting is part of the game (crabs = hint currency), but still annoying. The rotation of the pieces isn't intuitive (the instructions aren't clear you hold both mouse buttons) at first, but the mechanic is a nice twist on the series.

I got it for 66% off in the Steam Summer sale and I think US$3.39. If you can find it for less, then even better, but 50% off or better it is a thumbs up (US$5 or less).
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 2, 2015
Pixels Puzzle 2 : Birds

Well the game is self explanatory . Just like in the traditional board game , you try to fit the jigsaw pieces to form a picture. In this case pictures of various birds, e.g. penguins , ducks , and so on .
The jigsaws are all scattered and you have to rotate them most of the times to fit .

Graphics : 7/10
Well to rate this game for graphics wouldn't be fair . It can't be compared to games like Call of Duty graphics wise . But still for the genre it is in , it's okay.

Music : 7/10
Okay , don't expect it to be spectacular . Music/Sound consists mostly of relaxing birds singing and nature sounds. Quite fitting. I personally like to turn the sound & music down and listen to 80’s radio streams online ^^ .

Gameplay 7/10
Just like a jigsaw, that it is on your PC . It supports Steam Cloud , has various Steam Achievements and Trading Cards . I thought it was quite refreshing to finally have a puzzle game on PC . I had a lot of fun playing it and even though the very first puzzles were not that hard, the final puzzles with 200 Pieces and up were quite tricky .The rotating of the jigsaw pieces made things more difficult than in Pixel Puzzle Japan , which I thought was a tad too easy .

Synopsis

Ideal game for all casual gamers , Grown ups and kids (8 years and up )




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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
A significant step down from their previous puzzles.

The "Minigame" that takes place during the puzzle is now much more of an annoyance, asking the player to pause the puzzle 8-10 times per minute to get the annoying crabs off the screen.

In addition, the pictures selected for the jigsaws are noticably mediocre. Some have well definded sections, large, but easy enough, but a LARGE portion of the puzzles are unnecessarily difficult.

Many puzzles have a bird in focus in the foreground, but with the entire background out of focus. Others (like the 1st large penguin puzzle) has an inordinate amount of extremely similar small figures on a nondescript background.

Have you ever done a jigsaw of a Jackson Pollack painting? That's what a lot of this f**king game is...
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