The original Zuma was released in 2003 and became a real hit. Zuma won many awards from different sites; among them is “Game of The Year 2004″ from RealArcade, “Runner-up, and Game of The Year 2005″ from IGN.com, “Best Game” Mobile Choise Consumer Awards UK and so on.
The gameplay of Zuma games seems to be simple but it’s very addictive. Millions of gamers from all over the world enjoy it. The goal of the game is to eliminate all colored balls from the chain. The chain is constantly moving to the golden skull and if it reaches it – you will lose a life and the level will be restarted. To remove the balls from the chain you must create the group of three or more balls of the same color. You control a stone frog in the center of the screen that can shoot colored orbs from her mouth. Shoot the ball to the chain in order to create the colored group. There are also different power-ups and bonuses which help to complete the level faster or earn more score.
The success of Zuma inspired many developers to create Zuma-like games. Many of them are just clones but some titles are really great and even more interesting than original Zuma. We’ve collected many Zuma games for you – you can choose one you like.
The latest release in the very popular Luxor series (more than 400 millions of downloads). The game now packed with brilliant story line with great cinematic. Robbers have disturbed Queen Nefertiti and Akhenaton in their pyramid and have stolen their sarcophagus. During the game process you will chase the robbers in different Eastern countries – you will visit Egypt, Syria and Egypt. The game progress is displayed on a beautiful campaign map.
The game process is similar to the previous games from the series with some small addition (and there is now need to change the formula which has proven its success). There are some new game modes such as Battle Mode and Scarab Swarm. Another addition is artifacts which gave you special power once you’ve collected all parts of them. Such artifact can prevent enemies from running, locate hidden treasures or unlock new puzzle modes. Random enemy encounters which you will have to battle with is also a new feature. And as always there is a new set of power ups.
Luxor: Quest for the Afterlife
After the success of the original Zuma game Pop Cap have released a sequel called Zuma de Luxe. This version has improved graphics with support of 3D accelerators additional special effects and so on. Gameplay have been also improved. Zuma Luxe has two different game modes – Adventure and Gauntlet (Survival).
In Adventure mode you process through the temples (more than twenty different temples) completing levels. You have only three lives before the start of adventure but each 50000 points earned will give you an extra life. The difficulty of the game increases with every levels – the balls will be of more colors, the level design will be more difficult.
Gauntlet modes offer you a survival competition – it’s an endless game mode where the difficulty increases with the passing of time.