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