Ever since we announced Zuma’s Revenge new low price, it looks like more and more of our iWin players have been picking up this 5-star marble shooter. As many more download the game, I can’t help but wonder how many people must be in need of some tips for this game. Like a lot of good games, they often come with some really tough challenges. That’s part of the reason why these games are so fun and addicting, right? Zuma’s Revenge is certainly no exception. Well we’re here to help you. So if you’re stuck on a level or looking for ways to bump up your score, check out some of these helpful tips!
- The frog houses two balls at a time. The ball in his mouth is the ball “in the chamber.” The color on the top of his head represents the color of the ball that is “on deck.” The two can be switched at any time by clicking on the right mouse button. Use this to your advantage at times when the second color would be more useful.
- Each level has a target score represented by the orange progress bar at the top of the screen. When the orange bar is filled, “Zuma” is achieved. The state of “Zuma” means that the balls will slow down and roll backward temporarily. Use this time wisely to assess the situation and ready the best strategy, like setting up combos to clear the balls quickly.
- As the game gets harder, it’s important to remember which scoring tactics are the most rewarding and efficient. Shooting fruit is always the best way to get points. It takes the least amount of time and has the highest yield. There is a trick to shooting fruit, as they always lie behind balls on the curve. It’s safe to say that a fruit positioned behind two lines on the curve isn’t worth working on. Opportunities to hit these fruit usually present themselves rather randomly. However, a fruit behind only one line of balls is easy to hit with a double tapping technique. If a group of like-colored balls is directly between the frog and the fruit, fire a ball of the same color directly at the fruit. Follow up quickly with a second ball (of any color) and it should hit the fruit. Double tapping the mouse button should fire quickly enough to avoid hitting any balls that might potentially be sucked back.
- The single most important reason to collect as many points as possible is obtaining extra lives. An extra life is earned at 50,000 points. A good way to gather points is with speed. The faster you clear a level, the better chance you have of receiving a bonus. Each level has a pre-determined “Ace” time. Beating this time can bring in a bonus as high as 25,000 points. The best way to finish quickly is to garner as many points as possible as quickly as possible. Usually a combination of shooting fruit, gaps, and chains is the best method. If the board is a double curve, take the chain bonus as far as possible while hitting any fruit you can, while also paying attention to any gaps you create.
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