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Zuma Deluxe Strategy
Posted by: Admin, 08-12-2013, 15:56 - 0 comments

The Zuma Deluxe game is quite a speedily-paced game developed by PopCap Games. It can be played for free on our website online without any registration required, and can be purchased for a number of platforms as well, including PDAs, mobile phones, and the iPod. An improved version, the Zuma Deluxe, is available for purchase in different platforms like Windows and Macintosh OS X versions and as an Xbox Live Arcade download for the Xbox 360 which is popular. However, we would recommend skipping all the hassles and enjoying game play in a community with us for free.

In brief, the objective of Zuma Deluxe is to eliminate all the balls rolling around the screen along a given path (the path is clearly visible in all of the levels except the last level), before these balls reach the yellow skull structure, which will open to varying degrees as a warning of oncoming balls. As soon as one ball reaches the skull, the rest follow and the player loses one life. The frog idol would be your savior here.

INTRODUCTION


Zuma Deluxe is one of my favorite games in the Xbox 360 Live Arcade. It has a very unique and nice blend of action and strategy but there is very little information available about it so I've tried to gather it all here.  I assume the PC version is very similar but I haven't played it so I can't verify that all of this information applies to that version.

BASICS WHICH YOU MUST KNOW

In the game, you control the frog in the center of the screen, which you can aim in any direction by simply pointing the mouse device  in that direction.  (I've occasionally encountered a bug where the line flies around and doesn't obey the mouse very well--I don't know what to do about this except to note that it usually fixes itself eventually.)

Notice that there exists a colored ball in the frog's mouth and one on its tail. Press left click to fire the ball in the frog’s mouth, or simply swaps the two balls. You need to be able to keep track of both colors and be ready to fire off either one at any time.  If you have a clear shot to the edge of the screen, you can
discard balls you don't want by firing them there, although in practice there is almost always somewhere better you can send it. The goal is to destroy all of the incoming balls before they reach the skull at the end of the track.  Remember, Frog is the savior and it ought to be good. How? Well, that’s your job! Any time three or more balls of the same color come together, they will explode, although it is common for chains longer than that to roll in initially--you just need to add one more to these groups to destroy them. If the balls reach the skull you will lose one life and have to start the level again.  If you lose all your lives, the game ends.  You start with three lives and receive a bonus life after a certain set of points.

GAME MODES

There are two basic modes of play, Adventure and Gauntlet.  In adventure mode, you need to clear all balls from each map to progress to the next map.  After a certain number of maps (a handful in the early levels, but more at higher levels) you will progress to the next level. Once you have reached a new level, new adventure games will start at the first map on that level by default.  However, you can select an earlier level by moving the cursor on the screen that appears after you select "Adventure".

The list of people who have this final and tough achievement is fairly short. So who knows, you might just be the one of the few. The other game mode is gauntlet.  In this mode, you only play on a single map and you can never clear it or "win" the game--the goal is to get the highest score possible.  As you go along, it will progress in difficulty from "Rabbit 1" to "Rabbit 2" and so on up to "Eagle", "Jaguar", and "Son of Sun" difficulties. When you have achieved a higher difficulty level on a map, you can start the next gauntlet game on that map at that difficulty or any easier level. 

SPECIAL BALLS

There are four kinds of special balls that have additional effects when they are destroyed:
  1. Accuracy: This ball will cause your frog to shoot balls faster for a few seconds.
  2. Bomb (round spot): This ball will create a large explosion, taking out all balls near it even if they are a different color.  These balls are particularly powerful where a track U-turns or crosses another track.
  3. Slowdown (double bar "pause" symbol): All balls on the track will immediately slow down for a short while. I believe it also causes other special balls to appear/disappear more slowly during this time.
  4. Backwards (triangle): The best one of all, this causes the balls to run backwards on the track for a few seconds.

The echoes of the word "ZUMA!"

On each level you need to reach a certain number of points before you will hear voices shout "Zuma!" and the track will reverse for a few seconds.  Your progress is measured by the orange bar (called the Zuma bar from now on) in the upper right corner.  When the bar is completely full you have achieved "Zuma!" and it will turn green. 

In adventure mode, when it starts moving forward again, no new balls will enter the track.  Eliminate the remaining balls and you will progress to the next level.  In gauntlet mode, the bar will be cleared, you will advance one difficulty level, and the game will resume.

Unlike some games where high-scoring moves are just risky bonuses, in Zuma you should always concentrate on getting the most points.  Until you hear "Zuma!", you will face a never-ending attack of colored balls so there is no point in playing timidly.

THE STRATEGY TO WIN

Well, I have found that there are basically two modes of play and to be successful you have to be able to use both, switching back and forth as the circumstances demand at a time.

Tactical: Playing tactically means living in the moment and matching colors as fast as you can.  Keep an eye out for coins and gaps for bonus points, get all the special balls you can, and don't break chains if you can avoid it.  This is the best mode for learning, for handling emergencies, and for getting large chain bonuses.

Strategic: This is the harder, and riskier, way to play but very important as the game gets harder at upper levels.  The idea here is to eliminate balls by firing the fewest shots possible. This means leaving large combo setups alone until they are ready to trigger, which results in the line moving perilously close to the skull as you build up single balls into pairs, punctuated by huge bursts of combo and chain action.
We just added Zuma Super Mario Poppers game which is a Zuma game thats been based on Super Mario Brothers. If you remember the days of playing Super Mario Bro's on the SNES then you'll come to love Zuma Mario game if not for the fast paced thrill of matching up 3 or more of the same balls as fast as you can, but then for the nostalgic effect from the sounds and music from the game.

We will be adding another Zuma Mario game soon as well. Zuma Mario Princess Kiss. A fun and addictive game from GamesBean where you have to aim up Mario and then fire him collecting Gold coins and then eventually kissing the princess her self. Finally old Mario can get some! And so can you soon so stay peeled for that.

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Happy playing and see you soon.


Play Zuma Atlantis 2 Now Online
Posted by: Admin, 28-07-2013, 11:42 - 0 comments

We just got done adding Zuma Atlantis 2 and this is an awesomely addictive game to play. Play Zuma Atlantis 2 - Rise of Atlantis and it will blow you away with its simple yet mind intriguing puzzle based on Zuma Bejeweled.

Zuma Atlantis 2 - The Rise of Atlantis. The objective of course, is to match up 3 or more of the same kind of icons within the shortest time possible or before the Atlantis timer runs out. You use the mouse cursor to click on icons and then click on an icon next to it to swap them over so they match up either horizontally or vertically. The idea is to match them all up to make pieces of the artifacts drop out the bottom. This is then added as a found missing piece of the puzzle.

The more games you play, the more pieces of the artifacts you get. You can collect certain free bonuses. I say free but you will have to earn them by making these drop out the bottom of the game area also to collect them. You can then use these special bonuses whenever you need depending on what you need to do to complete a level. Some of the special pieces to collect in Zuma Atlantis 2 online.

These are the icons on the board that you have to match up. As you can see you click on one tile, then click on the tile next to it to swap them over. You have to match up 3 or more of the same kind of icon.





You match up icons (the same pieces) by moving them together into rows either horizontally or vertically. You need to match 3 minimum but match 4 or more to charge the sun dial which can be used to destroy a host of tiles.
As you move pieces around and they match, certain artifacts (pieces of a puzzle) fall off the bottom and are moved to the left to make up a part of the missing Golden chest of wealth from Phoenicia.
As you play you free up certain bonuses by making them drop from the bottom of the play area. You can then use these whenever you want to do certain things. The bomb can be used to destroy many of the same kind of icon which can be useful if you want to get a piece to drop off the game board. The lightening strike is similar. The timer will give you extra time when your time runs low and you get an extra life from time to time as well.

Zuma Atlantis 2 online is a game on ZumaKings.com that you will come to love playing. There are many, many levels and each one has its own features, bonuses and rules to play by. Play Zuma Atlantis 2 gratis for free online here.

We Reached 1001 Game Plays
Posted by: Admin, 25-07-2013, 14:52 - 0 comments

Today, we've just reached 1001 game plays! Yay for us!

Thanks so far to all our Zuma game players!

As a side note; we added Zuma Jewels puzzle game. Its one of the most addictive Zuma games to play. We only added that the other day and already it has 50+ game plays.

Some extra stats; we now have 17 Zuma games and adding new ones all the time.

So, here's to another 1001 game plays.

Keep playing and have fun!

Remember - top scorers win prizes! :)

Cheers,

Admin.


Play Zumas Revenge Online Now
Posted by: Admin, 21-07-2013, 22:50 - 0 comments

Zumas Revenge was added the other day and its a great game to play online. I love the sounds, movements and features in Zumas Revenge gameplay. But have been trying to improve my own score all weekend. If you can get over 10,000 you're on the leaderboard!

Play Zumas Revenge here.

Have fun! :)




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