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Bonza Planet

Bonza Planet

MiniMega

From the makers of Bonza Word Puzzle

4.7 Ratings 13K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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  • img Expert
    1. It's like a crossword puzzle on steroids! A combination word search, jigsaw and trivia game designed to tax your brain to the max
    2. Solve a new mind-bending puzzle every day with themes like Animals, Travel, Planet Earth, Humanities and Science
    3. 'Bonza puzzles are instantly addictive!' - Will Shortz, Crossword Editor for The New York Times

    Reviewed by Kaylin on November 7, 2018

  • Game freezes Jan 8, 2020

    By Tuli95
    Lately this game freezes and locks my iPhone Xr. It happens when the videos play. There are a few games that are advertised that will freeze the program. The website allows a person to email a programmer for this game but the person must have previously submitted an email in order to receive a password.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Joyce Tharp
    Another way for me to unwind after a long work week. I've got 2 coloring apps and this is a great addition to those.
  • Great Game! Jan 22, 2019

    By MakeGrandmaHappy
    I love these puzzles and the unexpected workout they offer the brain. I don’t understand why they created a second game that is virtually the same game as the original Bonza. Bonza Planet is barely different. It just throws in a few picture puzzles here and there – a photo instead of a crossword puzzle has been cut into pieces and needs reassembling – or gives a crossword clue in the form of a photo. It’s the same game. I think the Bonzo word puzzles are the best. Once assembled, you think they really shouldn’t have been difficult (none of the words used are difficult) but somehow they turn out to be a real challenge for the brain. And they are a lot of fun!
  • May 24, 2021

    By Prabavathy Balaraman
    Brain active game and very interesting
  • Daily Shuffles too similar Sep 30, 2018

    By Navitach
    I do have one issue with Bonza Planet (and Bonza): the lack of variation in the Daily Shuffle. I play it every day, and I always choose the option to watch an ad to play another Daily Shuffle. But I have seen very similar puzzles more than once, such as Dog Breeds (or something like it), Flowers (again, similar ones), European Capitals, and so on. I have, once or twice, played the exact same Daily Shuffle puzzle on separate occasions. I myself have created 2 puzzles, and my son created one, and I have never seen any of them. My suggestion is to make the Daily Shuffles more varied.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Karen Womack
    very challenging and fun!!!
  • Decent time killer Oct 25, 2018

    By Immortal2153
    Been playing for several months, daily puzzles are good, if you get stuck there is a video ad that will give you a clue for free. Only problem is that this past update made it hard for me to close the app or switch apps by swiping (using the iPhone X). They made it very hard to swipe, which I dislike. Not sure why they made it so hard but it is annoying if you like to swipe left or right to quickly switch apps. But the gameplay is decent.
  • May 15, 2021

    By Benjamin Conway
    Nice little puzzle game.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Nick Baker
    Fun and time consuming
  • Game freezes Jan 8, 2020

    By Tuli95
    Lately this game freezes and locks my iPhone Xr. It happens when the videos play. There are a few games that are advertised that will freeze the program. The website allows a person to email a programmer for this game but the person must have previously submitted an email in order to receive a password.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Joyce Tharp
    Another way for me to unwind after a long work week. I've got 2 coloring apps and this is a great addition to those.
  • Great Game! Jan 22, 2019

    By MakeGrandmaHappy
    I love these puzzles and the unexpected workout they offer the brain. I don’t understand why they created a second game that is virtually the same game as the original Bonza. Bonza Planet is barely different. It just throws in a few picture puzzles here and there – a photo instead of a crossword puzzle has been cut into pieces and needs reassembling – or gives a crossword clue in the form of a photo. It’s the same game. I think the Bonzo word puzzles are the best. Once assembled, you think they really shouldn’t have been difficult (none of the words used are difficult) but somehow they turn out to be a real challenge for the brain. And they are a lot of fun!
  • May 24, 2021

    By Prabavathy Balaraman
    Brain active game and very interesting
  • Daily Shuffles too similar Sep 30, 2018

    By Navitach
    I do have one issue with Bonza Planet (and Bonza): the lack of variation in the Daily Shuffle. I play it every day, and I always choose the option to watch an ad to play another Daily Shuffle. But I have seen very similar puzzles more than once, such as Dog Breeds (or something like it), Flowers (again, similar ones), European Capitals, and so on. I have, once or twice, played the exact same Daily Shuffle puzzle on separate occasions. I myself have created 2 puzzles, and my son created one, and I have never seen any of them. My suggestion is to make the Daily Shuffles more varied.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Karen Womack
    very challenging and fun!!!
  • Decent time killer Oct 25, 2018

    By Immortal2153
    Been playing for several months, daily puzzles are good, if you get stuck there is a video ad that will give you a clue for free. Only problem is that this past update made it hard for me to close the app or switch apps by swiping (using the iPhone X). They made it very hard to swipe, which I dislike. Not sure why they made it so hard but it is annoying if you like to swipe left or right to quickly switch apps. But the gameplay is decent.
  • May 15, 2021

    By Benjamin Conway
    Nice little puzzle game.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Nick Baker
    Fun and time consuming
  • Crossword and wrestling combined Oct 17, 2020

    By brainspig
    This game is my new favorite for three reasons. First, the word puzzles are just hard enough to occasionally need a clue. Second, the variety in both topic and complexity make the game keep me playing. Lastly, adding the visual component adds a new facet that isn’t as easy as you might think! Good luck!
  • Bonus Coins not credited after watching ads Dec 17, 2017

    By BorisNet
    Periodically a player is asked whether they’d like to watch an ad for bonus coins. However, in current version, after the ad is played (and sufferingly patiently watched) the screen will ‘freeze’ on a blank white screen and the bonus credits do NOT therefore get credited to your account. Sad that the developer probably gets credit on their own for each ad ‘sold’/watched but they do not fulfill their promise to the player. Scam. I turned this feature off in my settings.
  • Noisy ads Jul 19, 2019

    By kodiakak
    I’ve said this before but it needs to be said again. I haven’t deleted the app (yet), but I don’t play as regularly as I used to because of this issue. I love this game, but the ads need to respect the phone’s silent setting. I can’t play this game if the ads are going to make noise when I’m expecting my phone to be silent. Please let your advertisers know that I won’t be seeing their ads at all if I delete the app. Please keep the ads silent when the sound on our phones is off. Thanks. I would happily give you 5 stars if this issue was fixed.
  • Feb 14, 2021

    By Courtney Ransom
    Love the game but the allowing the ads to open the play store automatically is not acceptable. The game screen also stays black after unlocking the screen which is extremely frustrating.
  • I like it but... Oct 1, 2018

    By Effingpam
    The points don’t get added after each game and sometimes you get a prompt to watch a video for points but the video plays and no points or the video just disappears and again no points-not even for finishing the puzzle. Frustrating. It’s especially annoying because the original Bonza game works great. Too bad nobody could be bothered to get this one to work as well. I like playing this one more because I really like the mix of word and jigsaw puzzles.
  • No longer fun Sep 16, 2018

    By Nana2HC
    When this was National Geographic, I had given it 5 stars, but didn’t complete the review. Now, I don’t enjoy it any more. One reason is that I was extremely disappointed there was no puzzle for America’s Independence Day. Today there was one for Mexico’s and not long ago I remember one for some celebration in Vietnam, as well as other countries. You may well have lost a devoted fan for this as well as the fact that so many of the puzzles now require a great deal of scientific knowledge. Science never interested me and I am getting tired of these puzzles.
  • May 4, 2019

    By Mike Fletcher
    This game is very addicting/challenging but it seems that the developer has abandoned it to work on their new one that its beta but comes with a monthly subscription ($3.99/month!!). I have completed many of the packs and will probably uninstall once I finish the rest. They do let you play un-tested puzzle if you run out, but they are usually pretty bad. Now after watching an ad it now takes you to the play store without even touching the screen, I didnt think that they were allowed to do that.
  • Oct 16, 2020

    By Amy Broyles
    I love this game, but rarely play it anymore due to the many glitches that detract from the game experience. Takes forever to load, especially the ads, and often freezes (and no, it's not my device - I don't have this problem with other game apps). I would love to play it more, but I spend so much time waiting on it to load/unfreeze that it's not worth the time or frustration.
  • Nov 4, 2018

    By Krissy Gianforte
    I really enjoy the original Bonza game. This game has the same concept, but the puzzles are not nearly as fun because they use obscure categories and words. Many puzzles are in foreign languages, which really makes the puzzles unsolvable unless you go look up the category. (Most puzzles were designed by someone in other geographies, many from Australia or Africa) Not nearly as fun as the original. The themed packs are okay (generally those words are know-able in English), but there are very few that you can purchase with in game coins. The rest require $0.99. The in-game coins can buy only the showcase packs.
  • Like my review for Bonza, why the incredible battery drain Oct 12, 2020

    By Indybart
    Let me start by saying this is one of my favorite iOS games of all time. BUT I have had to delete it. While playing my phone gets very hot and the battery drains like a sieve. Not sure what is going on in the background because the game on the screen shouldn't be using that many cycles. Too bad, because like I said, great game.
  • Free hint after ad doesn’t always work Sep 28, 2019

    By MrGoodbye
    There’s an option to get a free hint after watching an ad, but recently, after watching the ad, the game will freeze. If you restart the game, you’ll either continue from a previous state or be given a new puzzle.

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  • img Expert
    1. It's like a crossword puzzle on steroids! A combination word search, jigsaw and trivia game designed to tax your brain to the max
    2. Solve a new mind-bending puzzle every day with themes like Animals, Travel, Planet Earth, Humanities and Science
    3. 'Bonza puzzles are instantly addictive!' - Will Shortz, Crossword Editor for The New York Times

    Reviewed by Kaylin on November 7, 2018

  • Game freezes Jan 8, 2020

    By Tuli95
    Lately this game freezes and locks my iPhone Xr. It happens when the videos play. There are a few games that are advertised that will freeze the program. The website allows a person to email a programmer for this game but the person must have previously submitted an email in order to receive a password.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Joyce Tharp
    Another way for me to unwind after a long work week. I've got 2 coloring apps and this is a great addition to those.
  • May 24, 2021

    By Prabavathy Balaraman
    Brain active game and very interesting
  • May 8, 2021

    By Karen Womack
    very challenging and fun!!!
  • May 15, 2021

    By Benjamin Conway
    Nice little puzzle game.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Nick Baker
    Fun and time consuming
  • Crossword and wrestling combined Oct 17, 2020

    By brainspig
    This game is my new favorite for three reasons. First, the word puzzles are just hard enough to occasionally need a clue. Second, the variety in both topic and complexity make the game keep me playing. Lastly, adding the visual component adds a new facet that isn’t as easy as you might think! Good luck!
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Annie
    Love this game! Makes one think!
  • Oct 28, 2018

    By Abi Barnhart
    so far i am really pleased with this game. it is challenging and makes you search your mind in many ways. love the fact that i'm not spending time on ads when i want to play. also, the greatest since money, money, money is not the goal here as it is in so many other free games. your able to increase your credit amounts to be able to use towards hints when needed as well. credits are available every play and every level gets a bit tougher and toughter. many free games really are greed and grab games. this is not that selfish motive. as far as free games (allowing you to really search the game, understand and learn) this is probably one of my TOTAL favorites all around. GREAT job to the makers of this and the way that you did it. Thank you creators of this!!!!!
  • Oct 24, 2018

    By Abin Rajan
    Its a superb time killer. Good UI. Great interface. Nice platform. Kudos to developers. Suggestions 1. Player must get coins for creating puzzles and notifications when someone gives a rating. 2. Hints should be made more easily accessible and not by ads everytime. 3. There should be a leaderboard for the players with scoring for both solving the puzzles and creating new ones.
  • Great Game! Jan 22, 2019

    By MakeGrandmaHappy
    I love these puzzles and the unexpected workout they offer the brain. I don’t understand why they created a second game that is virtually the same game as the original Bonza. Bonza Planet is barely different. It just throws in a few picture puzzles here and there – a photo instead of a crossword puzzle has been cut into pieces and needs reassembling – or gives a crossword clue in the form of a photo. It’s the same game. I think the Bonzo word puzzles are the best. Once assembled, you think they really shouldn’t have been difficult (none of the words used are difficult) but somehow they turn out to be a real challenge for the brain. And they are a lot of fun!
  • Daily Shuffles too similar Sep 30, 2018

    By Navitach
    I do have one issue with Bonza Planet (and Bonza): the lack of variation in the Daily Shuffle. I play it every day, and I always choose the option to watch an ad to play another Daily Shuffle. But I have seen very similar puzzles more than once, such as Dog Breeds (or something like it), Flowers (again, similar ones), European Capitals, and so on. I have, once or twice, played the exact same Daily Shuffle puzzle on separate occasions. I myself have created 2 puzzles, and my son created one, and I have never seen any of them. My suggestion is to make the Daily Shuffles more varied.
  • Truly disappointed Dec 22, 2018

    By moonliter
    I play this nearly everyday. Came across the Dogs puzzle. Can’t get it to accept Chihuahua. I finally gave up and wasted 35 Points to see how it fits. It gave the clue but will not really offer the correct answer. It has that dull sound that it makes when it tells you right letters but not right one. Can you please fix this so I can move on? Thanks.
  • Relaxing Feb 27, 2018

    By jujubeebop
    If you like both crossword and jigsaw puzzles, you'll love Bonza. Puzzle difficulties range from easy to difficult depending on the offering of the day and the puzzle pack you are doing. The jigsaw puzzles are my favorites, and my only complaint is that puzzle packs don't contain more. But the reward for completing daily puzzles is the ability to accrue and use credits to purchase jigsaw packs... the best!
  • Jan 23, 2020

    By Karen Ehlert
    This game is simple enough to play while other things are going on in the room, like listening to a book, music or waiting to be called into a doctors office. Most catagories are doable and interesting. My only complant is length of many of the adds, is rediculous if you need many, while you really want to complete harder ones like from the otherside of the world.
  • Ads don't work correctly Jun 19, 2018

    By Deeamigo
    I love the game. It is, however, very frustrating to get stuck in an ad with no way out. Every time I hit the "x" to exit the ad, I get taken to the App Store. I go back to the game, hit the "x" again...back to the App Store. The only way to return to the game is to close completely out of it by double tapping the home key and swiping it off.
  • Bonza Planet Oct 1, 2018

    By Pamom42
    This is one of my favorite word games. The premise is simple, and there are other games that are similar, but, for some reason, this one is more fun. Perhaps it's partly because the word puzzles are occasionally interspersed with jigsaws, the kind composed of rectangular figures. I am deducting a star because you run out of free puzzles fairly quickly, and are limited to two free daily ones.
  • Great Game Jun 24, 2020

    By Elgameo
    Love this game, however, since I got a new phone I can’t turn the sound off permanently. I have to turn it off every day. Very annoying!!!
  • In app pUGHrchases Apr 6, 2018

    By carwithena
    I would give this game 5 stars except for the in app purchases. Ugh! Nevertheless, it's a fun game and even better than the original Bonza with the addition of the jigsaw puzzles.
  • Good for grey cells Sep 20, 2017

    By WindyAB99
    Enjoy the puzzles & picture puzzles. Great way to pass a few mins & sometimes not as easy as one would think.
  • Decent time killer Oct 25, 2018

    By Immortal2153
    Been playing for several months, daily puzzles are good, if you get stuck there is a video ad that will give you a clue for free. Only problem is that this past update made it hard for me to close the app or switch apps by swiping (using the iPhone X). They made it very hard to swipe, which I dislike. Not sure why they made it so hard but it is annoying if you like to swipe left or right to quickly switch apps. But the gameplay is decent.
  • Fun Jul 4, 2018

    By Lil g 81
    I used to love this game but now I am so frustrated by ads that will not close no matter how carefully you touch the close button. I also find more and more puzzle packs have very technical words that are not general knowledge, i.e. Greek foods that most non-Greeks have never heard of. When you attempt to use the hint button you cannot close the ad.
  • Pay twice, enjoy once Apr 5, 2018

    By sfwendie
    Buy a hint: about US$0.04. You MUST spend at least US$1.99 to get them. In addition, you MUST buy the puzzles at about US$1.00 each. They're interesting, but it's a problem deciding if extra puzzles are worth it. My budget for this game is US$5/mo, or US$60/year. At this level the NatGeo version is amusing and is worth *** three stars.
  • Aug 3, 2019

    By Joey West
    Love the concept *Im finding that.they're forcing you to buy coims to go up levels. Thats pretty annoying. *I hate jigsaw puzzles. I like word puzzles. wish there were fewer jigsaws. Overall- well done. I havent found any spelling mistakes, and its often interesting themes. I find myself looking up new topics to learn about. 🙂
  • Bonza Planet Jan 30, 2021

    By Larroin
    I have been playing this app and its other one (Bonza) for years. But recently the quality and titles have really deteriorated....far fetched subjects, words broken up into small sections for no reason but to require more money making hints, etc. The team making up these puzzles need help. I’m close to deleting.
  • Bonza Dec 27, 2017

    By Oldfatgolfer
    Love the majority of these games. Some are too easy, some are so topic specific they are nearly impossible without hints. The only bad thing that is very , very, VERY irritating is all the commercial ads. You have to learn to endure and ignore them to get back to playing Bonza
  • Black screen Nov 17, 2020

    By Grammahunt
    I really used to like this game but now all I get is a black screen. I miss the game and hope this gets fixed.
  • Need more puzzle packs to buy with earned points Apr 12, 2018

    By Mineome
    Developers stopped adding packs of puzzles that you an get by earning points.
  • National Geographic bonza Feb 10, 2018

    By Maggmo
    For 2 days the game freezes up when I ask for a free hint. What’s up? My screen keeps freezing up in the middle of a game.
  • Decent mind stretcher, but... Mar 1, 2020

    By MatisseNorton
    As a white person who values the diversity in my region, I’m noticing that the puzzles are extremely Eurocentric, and all the holiday puzzles are Christian related. Some variety, please?
  • Bonus Coins not credited after watching ads Dec 17, 2017

    By BorisNet
    Periodically a player is asked whether they’d like to watch an ad for bonus coins. However, in current version, after the ad is played (and sufferingly patiently watched) the screen will ‘freeze’ on a blank white screen and the bonus credits do NOT therefore get credited to your account. Sad that the developer probably gets credit on their own for each ad ‘sold’/watched but they do not fulfill their promise to the player. Scam. I turned this feature off in my settings.
  • I like it but... Oct 1, 2018

    By Effingpam
    The points don’t get added after each game and sometimes you get a prompt to watch a video for points but the video plays and no points or the video just disappears and again no points-not even for finishing the puzzle. Frustrating. It’s especially annoying because the original Bonza game works great. Too bad nobody could be bothered to get this one to work as well. I like playing this one more because I really like the mix of word and jigsaw puzzles.
  • May 4, 2019

    By Mike Fletcher
    This game is very addicting/challenging but it seems that the developer has abandoned it to work on their new one that its beta but comes with a monthly subscription ($3.99/month!!). I have completed many of the packs and will probably uninstall once I finish the rest. They do let you play un-tested puzzle if you run out, but they are usually pretty bad. Now after watching an ad it now takes you to the play store without even touching the screen, I didnt think that they were allowed to do that.
  • Oct 16, 2020

    By Amy Broyles
    I love this game, but rarely play it anymore due to the many glitches that detract from the game experience. Takes forever to load, especially the ads, and often freezes (and no, it's not my device - I don't have this problem with other game apps). I would love to play it more, but I spend so much time waiting on it to load/unfreeze that it's not worth the time or frustration.
  • Nov 4, 2018

    By Krissy Gianforte
    I really enjoy the original Bonza game. This game has the same concept, but the puzzles are not nearly as fun because they use obscure categories and words. Many puzzles are in foreign languages, which really makes the puzzles unsolvable unless you go look up the category. (Most puzzles were designed by someone in other geographies, many from Australia or Africa) Not nearly as fun as the original. The themed packs are okay (generally those words are know-able in English), but there are very few that you can purchase with in game coins. The rest require $0.99. The in-game coins can buy only the showcase packs.
  • Like my review for Bonza, why the incredible battery drain Oct 12, 2020

    By Indybart
    Let me start by saying this is one of my favorite iOS games of all time. BUT I have had to delete it. While playing my phone gets very hot and the battery drains like a sieve. Not sure what is going on in the background because the game on the screen shouldn't be using that many cycles. Too bad, because like I said, great game.
  • Free hint after ad doesn’t always work Sep 28, 2019

    By MrGoodbye
    There’s an option to get a free hint after watching an ad, but recently, after watching the ad, the game will freeze. If you restart the game, you’ll either continue from a previous state or be given a new puzzle.
  • Weak Aug 31, 2019

    By Tramp1954
    I guess since they couldn’t come up with a new idea for a game, they figured the next best thing would be to combine two of the ones they already have and call it a different name. Just another platform to run more ads and collect the revenue.
  • So frustrating!! Sep 30, 2019

    By can'tfindanamenotalreadyused
    Almost every day, it cuts out either while waiting for a clue or between games. This is almost a daily occurrence. It’s a red letter day when I get to play all the way through both free games.
  • Music can’t be turned off Jun 9, 2018

    By Manju's
    I’ve never had an app that would not let me turn off sounds and music. You can turn them off in settings but they won’t stay.
  • Noisy ads Jul 19, 2019

    By kodiakak
    I’ve said this before but it needs to be said again. I haven’t deleted the app (yet), but I don’t play as regularly as I used to because of this issue. I love this game, but the ads need to respect the phone’s silent setting. I can’t play this game if the ads are going to make noise when I’m expecting my phone to be silent. Please let your advertisers know that I won’t be seeing their ads at all if I delete the app. Please keep the ads silent when the sound on our phones is off. Thanks. I would happily give you 5 stars if this issue was fixed.
  • Feb 14, 2021

    By Courtney Ransom
    Love the game but the allowing the ads to open the play store automatically is not acceptable. The game screen also stays black after unlocking the screen which is extremely frustrating.
  • No longer fun Sep 16, 2018

    By Nana2HC
    When this was National Geographic, I had given it 5 stars, but didn’t complete the review. Now, I don’t enjoy it any more. One reason is that I was extremely disappointed there was no puzzle for America’s Independence Day. Today there was one for Mexico’s and not long ago I remember one for some celebration in Vietnam, as well as other countries. You may well have lost a devoted fan for this as well as the fact that so many of the puzzles now require a great deal of scientific knowledge. Science never interested me and I am getting tired of these puzzles.
  • Used to like Dec 26, 2019

    By Phantomsue1414
    Used to like this game but the numerous mind numbing- boring- stupid ads you have to sit thru just to get a “free” clue- which isn’t free if you have to sit thru these stupid boring ads-well zzzzzzzzzoops sorry where was I ? I fell asleep- Deleted this game due to non stimulating brain waves this causes and overwhelming number of ads ads ads ads ads ads
  • Love it, but... Jun 5, 2019

    By DJH-NC
    I love these puzzles, they are my new favorite. But you can’t turn the sound off. Every time I turn it off, the next time I open it, sound and music is back on. It takes over whatever you are listening to, music, podcast... Might have to delete.
  • Screen freezes May 27, 2018

    By cc..cc
    I have never minded seeing the ads; in fact, I enjoy many of them. However, every other new ad that has been released in the past couple of months automatically freezes the screen
  • Way too many adds! Sep 15, 2018

    By Cyriel714
    Ok, I understand it’s free and I accept some adds, but lately I spend more time watching adds than actual playing the game! It’s really annoying and is getting extremely tiring. I don’t enjoy it anymore. Delete!
  • Bonza like game hate programming Jun 4, 2020

    By Cedarrose.
    Why won’t you let you turn off sound in settings and you let it stay off. Should not have to turn off each time played. Not a hard fix. Sorry programming
  • Ads too loud Jun 26, 2018

    By Ninjamike808
    Sometimes the ads play sound, even when everything else is silent and it’s really frustrating, especially because you’re not expecting how loud they are.
  • Used to love this game Aug 4, 2019

    By VTKodiak
    For the past few months the game freezes up every time I try to play. Used to really enjoy this but finally had to delete it from my phone. So disappointing.

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