Genre Puzzle
Release July 30, 2008
Multi-player Yes

Pixelate is a puzzle game that was released on 30 July 2008.


Pixelate is a falling block game - with a twist! Each coloured piece falls on to the grid, changing the colours of the four cells where it lands. You have to change the colour of the grid's tiles to match the target picture as fast as you can. Have you got what it takes to conquer Challenge Mode, Puzzle Mode and head-to-head multiplayer?

The Buffer Zone

The buffer zone is the dark, semi-transparent area around the edge of the screen in some puzzles. Any pieces that are in this area do not count as part of the puzzle.

Single Player

The following are the different game modes available in Pixelate:

Challenge Mode

Challenge mode
In Challenge Mode, you have unlimited puzzle pieces, and you must complete a pre-determined puzzle before you run out of time. You time is displayed as a bar at the bottom of the screen that will eventually shrink into nothing if you cant finish the puzzle in time. The timer gets increased slightly after each puzzle you complete, but it isn't fully "bumped" back up, however it is possible to completely refill the timer later in the game by completing puzzles quickly enough.

Puzzle Mode

Puzzle mode
You are given specific pieces, and you are to solve a certain puzzle with them. There is no time limit, and puzzles can be solved in any order, however you only have so much time before a piece is dropped. There are only a few tiles given to you, so you have to think hard about where to place them.

Puzzle Guides

Pixelate Puzzle Levels
Puzzle 1 Puzzle 2 Puzzle 3 Puzzle 4 Puzzle 5 Puzzle 6 Puzzle 7 Puzzle 8 Puzzle 9 Puzzle 10
Puzzle 11 Puzzle 12 Puzzle 13 Puzzle 14 Puzzle 15 Puzzle 16 Puzzle 17 Puzzle 18 Puzzle 19 Puzzle 20
Puzzle 21 Puzzle 22 Puzzle 23 Puzzle 24 Puzzle 25 Puzzle 26 Puzzle 27 Puzzle 28 Puzzle 29 Puzzle 30
Puzzle 31 Puzzle 32 Puzzle 33 Puzzle 34 Puzzle 35 Puzzle 36 Puzzle 37 Puzzle 38 Puzzle 39 Puzzle 40
Puzzle 41 Puzzle 42 Puzzle 43 Puzzle 44 Puzzle 45 Puzzle 46 Puzzle 47 Puzzle 48 Puzzle 49 Puzzle 50


You and your opponent are both given the same pieces in the same order, and you compete to make the same pictures as quickly as possible. There is a marker at the bottom of the screen which will slide towards the player who is doing the best. Once all puzzles are complete, the person whom the slider is closest to wins. Each match will have 5, 10 or 20 pictures depending on what was chosen before it began.


In Challenge Mode, the skin will change from time to time to distract the player.

No. Skin Block 1 Design Block 2 Design
1 Green Grow the Rushes O
2 Twisted Logic
3 A Night to Remember
4 Acid Sunset
5 Let's Go Fly a Kite
6 Bouncedown!
7 Emergent Behaviour
8 Blast From The Past


Total Achievements: 22
Total Orb Coins: 87
Total Orb Points: 8700
[Secret Achievements] | [Hidden Achievements] [Halloween Achievements]

Image Name Requirement Orb Points Orb Coins Members? Sorter
Backwards Backwards

Challenge Mode: Create a mirror image of any asymmetric puzzle.

200 2 No AT
Brilliance Brilliance

Challenge Mode: Complete a puzzle after level 10 without placing a tile incorrectly.

200 2 Yes AJ
Diligence Diligence

Challenge Mode: Complete all five puzzles in a level without using the available buffer zone.

500 5 No AQ
Elementary Elementary

Puzzle Mode: Complete puzzles 1-25.

200 2 Yes AO
Excellence Excellence

Challenge Mode: Complete a puzzle after level 10 without using the available buffer zone.

200 2 Yes AI
Negative Negative

Challenge Mode: Create an inverted image of any puzzle.

200 2 No AS
Pixelate Perfection Perfection

Challenge Mode: Complete a puzzle after level 10 without placing a tile incorrectly or using the available buffer zone.

500 5 Yes AK
Pixel Addict Pixel Addict

Multiplayer: Get your Rating over 2000.

1000 10 Yes AN
Pixel Artist Pixel Artist

Challenge Mode: Get a score of 10,000.

100 1 No AA
Pixel Legend Pixel Legend

Challenge Mode: Get a score of 100,000.

500 5 Yes AC
Pixel Master Pixel Master

Challenge Mode: Get a score of 50,000.

200 2 No AB
Pixel Perfect Pixel Perfect

Challenge Mode: Get a score of 250,000.

1000 10 Yes AD
Pixel Player Pixel Player

Multiplayer: Get your Rating over 1300.

300 3 Yes AM
Puzzling Puzzling

Puzzle Mode: Complete puzzles 1-50.

500 5 Yes AP
Pixelate Relentless Relentless

Challenge Mode: Constantly hold 'SPACE' for the first 5 levels.

200 2 No AL
Relentless 2 Relentless 2

Challenge Mode: Constantly hold 'SPACE' for the first 10 levels.

500 5 Yes AR
Straightforward Straightforward

Challenge Mode: Complete a puzzle without ever rotating a piece.

200 2 No AU
Take Your Time Take Your Time

Challenge Mode: Completely refill the timer after level 10.

300 3 Yes AH
The Difficult The Difficult

Challenge Mode: Get to level 30.

200 2 Yes AE
The Impossible The Impossible

Challenge Mode: Get to level 50.

1000 10 Yes AG
The Very Difficult The Very Difficult

Challenge Mode: Get to level 40.

500 5 Yes AF
Timewaster Timewaster

Challenge Mode: Drop 100 pieces on one puzzle.

200 2 No AV
All information for these achievements is stored on their respective pages, along with walkthroughs and tips for many of them. So, if you notice a mistake, or have a good strategy, go there!

Did you notice a missing achievement? You can help the FunOrb Wiki by making a page for it. Simply type the achievement name in this box to make a page for it.


  • When Pixelate was first released, Achievements online displayed "The Very Difficult" as hidden achievement, but all 6 hidden achievements were displayed (including their orb points). Also requirements and rewards for "Perfection" were visible both on website and in game. The next day everything was fixed.
  • "Perfection" is the first achievement to have hidden requirements, but visible rewards. All of Pool's secret achievements are like this.
  • In Pixelate, when one has reached level 2, the background may begin to change and the blocks will have different pictures on them. Some of the pictures represent different games, such as Bouncedown.
  • Pixelate is the first game to be both single-player and multiplayer when released (not including hotseat multiplayer games), the first real-time multiplayer game to be released, and the first non - strategy multiplayer to be released.
  • Moving the cursor over the word "opponent" on the last page of the Pixelate instructions reveals the name "Mod Zeph", who is the main developer of the game.
  • The 'Blast from the Past' background music and sound effects is similar to those found in Mario games.
  • Puzzle level 19 looks like "=)" smiley, level 24 like ":P" and levels 33 to 38 look like letters F, U, N, O, R and B (FunOrb).
  • The logo for this game uses the same font as Virogrid.

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