Big Kahuna Reef

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Big Kahuna Reef
Big Kahuna Reef cover.jpeg
Developer(s)Reflexive Entertainment
Publisher(s)Reflexive Entertainment
SeriesBig Kahuna
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Mobile
  • Microsoft Windows
  • December 22, 2004[1]
  • Mac OS
  • November 9, 2005[2]
  • Mobile
  • October 11, 2006[3]
Mode(s)Single player, Multi-player

Big Kahuna Reef is a tile-matching puzzle video game developed by Reflexive Entertainment. Released in 2004, it was the first in a series of Big Kahuna titles. The look of the game is that of ocean scenes, exotic fish and tiki heads.


Big Kahuna Reef is set in an underwater reef with a board that is shaped like a grid, covered by various things that have to be matched up in vertical or horizontal lines of three or more. To pass the level and progress, a player must break all of them by making chains of objects (such as starfish or shells), before the time runs out.[4] Between levels, points are earned that unlock new fish and other undersea creatures.[5] During the interludes between levels, one can create and observe their personal reef and its creatures in the Fish Screen mode.[6]

A Relaxed Play feature allows the choice of any level, without any time limit. The game also includes an editor, giving the players an opportunity to make their own boards, making up to thousands of additional free user-created levels by people from around the world.[7]



  1. ^ "Big Kahuna Reef on Steam". Steam. Archived from the original on July 6, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ricochet Lost Worlds, Big Kahuna Reef debut". Macintosh News Network. November 9, 2005. Archived from the original on July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  3. ^ James, Chris (October 11, 2006). "Big Kahuna Reef dives onto mobile". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Maddox, Chris (October 26, 2006). "Big Kahuna Reef-Game review". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Colayco, Bob (September 26, 2006). "Big Kahuna Reef Review". Gamespot. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Hruschak, PJ (September 11, 2006). "Big Kahuna Reef Review". Gamezebo. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Bade, Ted (May 4, 2006). "Big Kahuna Reef". Inside Mac Games. Retrieved July 22, 2019.

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