Zuma Deluxe is a match-3 game developed by PopCap. This puzzle adventure consists of forming groups of three or more balls in the same color to burst them, and this way you can stop them from reaching the skull in the middle of the game. In order to carry out this task, you have a little frog that launches balls of differing colors, and you have to aim the frog at similarly colored balls. The adventure has an Aztec theme that you can see once you download it to your PC. The name is derived from Montezuma, an Aztec leader, and the whole screen is decorated with Aztec motifs.
The name comes from Montezuma, an Aztec leader, and the whole screen is decorated with Aztec motifs
In addition, you have the advantage of some power-ups to help you in your task. These power-ups are activated by busting the bubble with the power-up symbol on it. The power ups include the Slow-Down Ball, which is able to slow the chain of balls for a limited period of time. The Backwards Ball pushes the chain backwards, the Explosion Ball burst all balls which are close, and the Accuracy Ball lets you perform quick shots and gives you an arrow that shows you exactly where you are aiming for better accuracy.
As mentioned above, in Zuma Deluxe you have to match three or more balls of the same color to explode them and thus, avoid the chain of different colored balls from reaching the skull. If a ball does reach the Skull, you will lose a life. Levels are completed once the player explodes all the balls in the chain. There is a bar that must be filled, and when you do so, then it's time to burst as many balls as you can to successfully complete the level.
Zuma Deluxe also has two different game modes, Adventure mode, which is the main one, and Gauntlet mode, that is more challenging. In Adventure mode, you have three lives at the beginning, but as you accumulate points, more lives will be given to you. There are several levels, divided into various types of temple. As you complete levels, more colors of balls will appear, starting from blue, yellow, red and green, to purple, white, etc. The Gauntlet mode is unlocked once you complete all the levels in the Adventure mode. In addition, you can come back to a completed level and beat your previous best score, or if you want, play it in endless mode, though when you play the endless mode, you must take into account that the speed and colors of the balls will gradually increase.
Zuma Deluxe 1.01 Features
Here you can see the unique features of Zuma Deluxe:
- Two modes to enjoy: Gauntlet mode and Adventure mode (the main one)
- Colorful graphics
- More than 20 temples to play, divided in several levels
- Power-ups to help you in your adventure: Slow-down ball, Reverse ball, Explosion ball and Accuracy ball
- You can get bonuses to help you: Gaps, Chains, Combos or Ace Time
If you are interested in Zuma Deluxe and you want to know more information abut this PC game before you download it, feel free to visit the developer's website .
The minimum system requirements needed to successfully download Zuma Deluxe to you PC are the following:
- Operating System: Windows 98 or later versions
- Processor: Intel Pentium II @ 350 MHz
- RAM Memory: 64 MB RAM
- Graphics Card: 16Bit
- Sound Card compatible with DirectX 7
- Hard Drive Space: 30 MB free available
Enjoy Zuma Deluxe and burst all the marbles coming for the skull
By Chris Larrage
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A very funny puzzle game for short periods of time. Although the first time I played Zuma Deluxe I really didn’t get it, after a couple games it is really entertaining. You must match the different colored marbles with the frog in the middle of the screen. Matching 3 or more will make the balls to explode, so eliminating all the marbles that appear before they reach the sacred skull is the main objective. Making combos will increase your score, but I think that it is more than enough just completing the level to the next one.
The good part comes when you discover the different power-ups, I think that this is what makes the game more interesting. I love when I can use an explosion ball! It eliminates all the balls around the part I launch it, what is very handy. The visual aspect is correct with colorful marbles that are highlighted for avoiding any kind of confusion with the background. In advanced levels, the balls come too fast and then you will need your reflexes for completing these levels. It is a very recommendable game for playing in quick sessions and that requires some thinking for doing great combinations.
- Very easy to play for short periods of time
- Good power-ups in different levels
- High number of levels to play
- Graphics could be much better
- It needs more variety on its gameplay
Explode all the bubbles by throwing more bubble with your frog
By Adam Nikki
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Amongst all the games we can play in out PC, Zuma Deluxe is one of the most addictive ones. It is similar to other games such as Puzzle Bobble, but its gameplay varies, even though the main purpose if Zuma is combining bubbles of the same color and you have to throw them from a particular place in the screen.
You will have to play in various scenarios, each one with a different track in which the colored bubbles will move. Your purpose when playing is avoiding the bubbles to reach the center. When a bubble reaches the whole in the middle of the screen, you will lose a life. The frog, Zuma, will launch bubbles, and you have to aim with your mouse. If you match three or more bubbles of the same color, the bubbles will disappear, and you will get points. In addition, the bubbles will be slowed down for a time.Each temple you play will have a different level of difficulty. This way, depending on the temple you are, you will have to complete a determinate number of bubble waves to finish the level. As you complete levels, new elements such as new speeds or new color will appear in the game, so you will never get bored.
- You can play for hours because it is very addictive
- It is easy to play but difficult to master
- It can be a bit repetitive
Keep Your Mind Alert and Active with this Addictive Game
By Ivy May Palomares
On Thursday, April 10, 2014
I am totally addicted to Zuma Deluxe, a colorful and fast-paced game developed by PopCap. If you’ve played this before, you know that the goal of this puzzle game is to prevent the colored balls from reaching the golden skull. You can do this by grouping three balls or more of the same color then burst them.
If you think the game is simple, guess again. Sometimes the mechanics of this game can be quite tricky. As a tip, I always take advantage of the different power-ups like the Slow-Down Ball, Backwards Ball, Explosion Ball and Accuracy Ball. If you want to win, you need all the help you can get. The Adventure mode and Gauntlet mode are both exciting and entertaining at the same time. Also, the sounds give additional thrill to the game.
I will never get tired of playing Zuma Deluxe. It is colorful, fun and will test your skills and accuracy. As you progress through the game, it becomes more challenging. Finishing one level and reaching the next game mode is exhilarating. You will not realize that you’ve been playing the game for hours. This game will never bore you and it will truly test your limits.
- Will keep your mind alert and active
- Has two game modes available
- Game has high-quality graphics and sounds
- This game can be addictive
- Many similarities between Adventure and Gauntlet mode
- Game can be quite repetitive
- No great presentation to make the game more enjoyable
- Balls are too slow in early levels