Categories: Matching, Puzzle
Meta Score: 77
Store: Zuma Deluxe (Price: $ 0,35)
User Score: 71.0
Platform: PlayStation 3, PC, Xbox 360
Publisher Names: Oberon Media
Support Language: English*, French*, German*, Italian, Spanish – Spain
*languages with full audio support
Publish Date: 2005-11-22


PC Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
  • Processor: Pentium III 1GHz or AMD Athlon 1GHz
  • Memory: 256 RAM
  • Graphics: 32 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting (T&L) Compatibility
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0b
  • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB of free hard drive space
  • Sound: 100% DirectX9.0 compatible Audio Device


Survive the ancient temples of Zuma, the critically acclaimed action-puzzler from PopCap! Deep in the jungle lie hidden temples bursting with traps and trickery, and it’s up to you to uncover their treasures. Fire magical balls from your stone frog idol to make matches of three or more and clear the deadly chain before it reaches the golden skull.
Explore all the temples — if you’re good, you’ll rack up huge combos and special bonuses that’ll help you on your way. But think fast and aim smart, or you’ll be history in this action-packed puzzle challenge!

Positive Comment(s)

For roughly about $10, this is a no-brainer for puzzle gamers.85TeamXbox
Zuma should downloaded immediately; it’s one of XBLA’s finest.80IGN
Zuma is a well rounded experience, but it does have a few flaws that could be improved upon. The first down side to Zuma is the lack of multiplayer over Xbox Live, or why not even a four player Zuma?80Extreme Gamer
Anyone who loves “Bust-A-Move” will enjoy this aztec-themed variation in which your stationary frog idol fires different-colored stones into a revolving chain. [Jun 2006, p.64]80Official Xbox Magazine
It will delight and challenge both young and old alike with its bright colors, enchanting music, and addictive gameplay.80Game Chronicles
The difficulty curve is steep, but you probably won’t even notice how hard the game has become until you realise you haven’t blinked for three minutes. [Issue #16, p.78]80360 Gamer Magazine UK
It’s a bit of a bummer that Zuma is single-player-only: I would’ve loved to go head-to-head with a buddy over Xbox Live. But the game still packs plenty of thrills into a tiny package.80GamesRadar+
Zuma Deluxe is a enjoyable and hearty title, and the perfect time killer.79Xbox Evolved

Negative Comment(s)

A hugely addictive addition to the Live Arcade scene, but very much a completist’s game for the lone puzzler.70Eurogamer
Sooner or later you’re going to be angered by options you can see but can’t actually play. [Issue#23, p.97]50X-ONE Magazine UK

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