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Zuma Deluxe (Xbox 360)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
78
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Description

Zuma Deluxe is an Aztec-themed action puzzler. The goal: eliminate all the balls before they reach the skull. Balls roll down a track towards this skull and the player-controlled frog-shaped idol must shoot balls toward them to stop them, earning points. Using the mouse to rotate the frog and clicking to fire, the player needs to create rows of three or more of the same color balls to eliminate them.

The catch is that each track is shaped differently. Part of the track may block others so that if the track is filled with balls, the ones behind some may be unreachable. Fortunately, the player has up to four lives, a rarity in many puzzle games.

The game offers two different play modes:
  • Adventure Mode
    The player must battle through multiple temples to find the secrets of the Zuma. In this "campaign mode", temples that have been defeated may be skipped by the player when the player continues the game via save game.

  • Gauntlet Mode
    The player must work the player's level up from Rabbit to Sun God. Levels used in this mode must first be unlocked from the Adventure Mode. Gauntlet Mode also offers 4 (four) additional play modes: Random, Spesific, Practice, and Survival.

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There are 26 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Zuma" -- Palm OS/Pocket PC title

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The Press Says

Game Shark Feb 02, 2006 B+ 83
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Apr 22, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Lawrence Aug 15, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Talk Jan 16, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Extreme Gamer Feb 09, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Feb 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
TalkXbox Feb 27, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Xboxdynasty (XD) Jan 09, 2008 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpot Dec 13, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 21, 2006 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

The Zuma concept is not new. Popcap borrowed it from Mitchell Corp.'s 1998 arcade game Puzz Loop/Ballistic. In 2004, President Roy Ozaki intended to file a lawsuit against Popcap for IP infringement. The outcome is not known. Mitchell did however rework the game concept in the 2006 Nintendo DS game Magnetica.

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Stratege (15342) added Zuma Deluxe (Xbox 360) on Aug 18, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (233692), Kabushi (116224), Xoleras (66271), gamewarrior (5067), IgorD (132) and Zack Green (1015)