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Review Zuma's Revenge!
Shoot colored balls at multi-colored chains
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 09 Apr 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Neat animation, quality graphics, exciting game play, convenient controls, interesting physics
Zuma's Revenge! is one of the variants of the familiar to many Zuma for Windows Phone at which creation laboured the developers from the Electronic Arts studio. The game turns out to be very bright and high-quality, has gorgeous graphics, excellent special effects and a great soundtrack. The game has a small plot according to which our rolling-stone frog decided to explore forgotten islands where no one was awaiting her.
Everyone who is able to communicate with the main character is set very unfriendly and long to meet her to eat her. However, it's all between this and then, and we are interested in the process itself which is interrupted by the monologues of the ancient gods only when we succeed in dealing with another task and get closer to the finish line. Zuma's gameplay is intelligible even for children and all you need to do is to shoot colored peas at colored chain that seeks to get to the odd hole.
Gameplay featuresIn order to destroy a chain you need to create chains of three balls of the same color, or hit the existing chains of greater length with a pea of the appropriate color. Quite often among the balls that make up the chain you will find bonuses. The destruction of such chains can trigger the stop of the assembly line, make it move in the opposite direction, or give special properties to the frog. For example, you can see how the frog will change color and become similar to an ancient totem with a huge mouth. In that case, don't waste time because she has a chance to shoot a whole bunch of balls that destroy everything in their path.
Don't forget to pick up fruitThe chain of balls may be of different lengths and in order to stop its growth it is necessary to fill in the scale at the top of the screen with the obtained points. In addition to the balls you can destroy tropical fruits appearing in different parts of the screen. They not only give you more game points but also allow to fill the previously mentioned scale faster. However, the access to fruits is not always available because they are more likely to be located at the edge of the playing field and the chain will simply get in the way.
ResumeThe free version gives you the opportunity to play through most of the first mode, and this is definitely enough to fall in love with the game and then to buy the full version consisting of 60 levels. The reviews in the Windows Phone store are only positive and this confirms that the game iss high-quality and fun despite the fact that the gameplay is not new.