I have hopped and dashed my way through worlds. I have battled on the side of light and dark. I have flown aircraft, spacecraft and things that just shouldn’t fly. I have been a Jedi, a Tomb Raider, a Zombie Hunter and even a stone Frog. I am Shane Cortez, I am a gamer and this is a review for gamers by a gamer.
The game is called Zuma’s Revenge published by PopCap Games. It’s a sequel to what I am sure to believe will be one in a number of games to come from this Zuma saga. It’s a fast pace slide, hop, aim, shoot strategy puzzle game that boasts 60 levels with 6 Tiki bosses. It’s game play controls are much like the old simple point and click of the mouse. If one can play solitaire, one can use these controls. The game also boasts new game play feature power-ups to aid in those challenging 60 levels and boss levels. It has better graphics than last game, but of course the last game had only great 2D graphics for such a wonderful game. One can tell PopCap really took there time with the artwork on this one. The sounds and music match the mood. The sounds pop out at you as the music smooths your conscience away.
Replay value to this game is also much, much better than the prequel. One gets to go through four game modes: adventure, challenge, iron frog and heroic frog. Learning and challenging yourself to higher levels to become a Zuma expert. Adventure mode one goes through the story line of battling Tiki bosses. I am only on level 53. Those Tiki’s are stomping me in the ground. The Challenge mode goes through a series of score challenges each time a step higher. Right now, I am on the Challenge mode of Monkey Medal. I haven’t beaten it yet, but I am still trying. I see it as training for the Adventure mode. I still need to unlock the Iron Frog and Heroic Frog modes. I assume from the game, there are tough challenges to the adventure and challenge modes.
The game also comes in a mobile version, a Mac version, and a web version. I recommend a full retail version on your PC or Mac because games a better played at home on a system or a home computer. The retail price comes to $19.95. if you never played the previous one, you can buy both in a Zuma pack for $29.95. If you are still interested, but not sure you want to spend that, you can download the demo or play the on-line web version for free. It is good to have free stuff, but the free versions are not always the complete product. To get the full experience, get the full version.
Well, get to it. Hop your way to a game that is surely to satisfy your puzzle/strategy needs in an arcade action-packed sequel.