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Zuma gets his Revenge



  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Dec 2009
    Money: I'm not so good for
    Fame: I can help
    Three Wishes: Depends on what they are :D

    Welcome to it then! :)
  • edited Dec 2009
    I cannot figure out how to beat level 60!!! I have been at forever! How am I supposed to shoot the balls beyond the spiral closest to me? I mean other than shooting through the gaps which I am pretty good at but one can't always get a gap. It is driving me crazy! : )
  • edited Dec 2009
    Kim - there's no trick to it or anything. I just went and played again, and level 60 - the reverse spiral - is all about the gaps. There's no way to shoot the outer spiral unless you make a gap to shoot through. Be sure to get all the power-ups. Bombs and lasers work well, and that one that takes out all of one colour. Try to keep the curve as short as possible with combos.

    Hope this helps.
  • edited Dec 2009
    I've aced all the challenges except for the first one on Serpent Scuffle and I have not been able to get beyond 6 in Iron Frog so the last 4 I have not been able to open.

    I LOVE this game. I have played Zuma Delux for years and beat it many times.

    P.S. For all the young gamers.... I'm almost 70 and a grandma!
  • edited Jan 2010
    not to brag :), but if I don't score more than 3 million in zuma delux then I'm having an off day, got through everything in Zumas Revenge (including level 10 in iron frog), love this game 1:23:33 is my best time so far.....
  • edited Jan 2010
    Tips if you're having trouble scoring:

    1) You need a minimum of 150,000 points per 10 levels, preferably more. This boils down to a minimum of 15,000 per level.

    2) Getting 15,000 per level is most difficult on the earlier stages because the perfect bonus is so low. The perfect bonus is 1000 for the first 10 stages, 2000 for the next 10 stages, and so on. By the last ten stages, you're getting 6000 for a perfect bonus, making the 15,000 level score very easy.

    3) You shouldn't lose any lives at all. In the very least, don't lose any lives until the last 10 levels.

    4) Aim mostly for the back of the ball chain (wherever the balls come out), not for the front of it. Additionally, do whatever you can to get all the bonuses on all the levels. This gets more difficult the further you go because you'll sometimes need double gap shots to get the bonuses.

    5) Take a break every now and then. If you're not doing well, stop playing for at least a few hours and then pick it up again.


    Ps -- After beating the Iron Frog, the graphic gets a top hat and a monocle. :)
  • edited Jan 2010
    By far way more addicting than the original. Stuggling to make it through adventure without losing a life. Only made it to 52 so far. Have the top hat, monocle, rainbow wig and tux though. You think I'd stop after acing all the challenges and beating iron frog but alas.
  • joyjoy
    edited Feb 2010
    How do you beat heroic frog. The rest was a breeze but I can't even get close! Whats the trick?
  • edited Feb 2010
    I am on the last boss on the adventure mode and when I get ready to play no balls are coming what do i do?
  • edited Feb 2010
    I reached level 8 in Iron Frog when my cat jumped on my lap then stepped on my keyboard and I died... I felt like wrapping my cat in a sack and throw it in a raging river....... aaaaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhh.....
  • edited Mar 2010
    The trick to Heroic Frog is practice. It takes a bit to get through it. It took me a week of 1-2 hours a night.

    And for the record, I hit a new high score of 1,043,460 in Adventure. I'll share a scoring chart on how to do this if you want. It's a "what should my score be at the end of each level" type thing and if you're hitting those numbers, you'll break a million easily.

    The trick is patience and retrying. A lot. :)

  • edited May 2010
    Hi there please help me im playing Zuma revenge deluxe wonderfull game imve reached level 60 in adventure mode my points are 781,732 and 2 lives but there is no end of dying maybe im stupid i finshed challenge mode also till level 60 and stops i must complete adventure mode but how?

    Please help me

  • edited May 2010
    Just hit 1,095,680 with 35 lives...

    Nicolene, are you on 60 or at the last boss? In the last boss, "blow out" the candles in the corners by shooting balls at them. That will open up the real final boss level(s).

    If it's level 60 (the spiral), well, make as many matches as you can, get every powerup you can and, if possible, use the powerups to get fruit to end the level quickly.
  • edited Jul 2010
    Dammit, you've got me by 90,000 points. I was just happy to clear 1 mil.
    To answer a lot of questions on how to beat Heroic or Iron Frog, the main key is chains (just shooting at 2 or more of the same color and NO singles). You will hit ZUMA a hell of a lot faster. Of course do anything you can for fruit.
    Kinda obvious I know and you have to be patient and switch to another color if necessary
  • edited Jul 2010
    I just completed Iron Frog all the way through for the 5th time. My best time is 24.47 and score 98840. How do your timr and totals compare?
  • edited Aug 2010
    This may be a strange question but I cannot find a way to go back and see all of my high scores. Where is it?
  • AngAng
    edited Sep 2010
    I am obviously no where near the expertise of you guys but I need help beating Mossy Square Level 25 in Adventure mode. I always get stuck/KILLED on that level. It is very infuriating. It gives me tons of practice going through the same 3-4ish levels over and over but HELP.
  • edited Sep 2010
    i beat the adventure mode , heroic mode and iron frog mode and my scores in challenge are 200+ in 95% of levels

    my best score is in iron 5 and it is 472K in my pc and on my cousin pc is 505K
  • edited Sep 2010
    7atem - sounds like you're going for the same thing I did after beating the game every way possible.
    Highest challenge is 501K on level 9, I'll have to try Iron 9.
    Broke 200K on all challenges - Iron 2 is brutal and took 171 attempts to break 200K
  • edited Sep 2010
    Hey 7atem,
    Level 50 challenge - 1,093,608 points.
    I tried to beat your iron 5 and only at 493K so far
  • edited Sep 2010
    cool, i will try to break challenge 50 score ASAP
  • edited Sep 2010
    cool, i will try to break your lvl 50 score soon
  • edited Dec 2010
    Love Zuma Revenge, my best Iron Frog is 15 min, & 116 K, what do other people get?
  • edited Apr 2011
    Iron Frog 24 mins 24 secs, 102,200, so you're ahead of me.
  • edited Apr 2011
    Hate this game. I tried level 10-20-30 times and then got bored and uninstall it. Too difficult to me. Thank god didn't pay for game.
  • edited Jul 2011
    ohhh my..i am stuck at iron frog level 6....sooo frustrating...i want to finish adventure mode soooooooooo bad!!! :(
  • edited Nov 2011
    Iron Frog 20:08 106,240 points and 8 victory attempts.
  • edited Nov 2011
    I love to play Iron Frog mode. By the way, I used to lose at Iron Frog Level 10. I almost to beat Iron Frog Gauntlet!!! Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Aiyehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • edited Dec 2011
    Level 70 Challenge - 328,476
  • Yeeha!!! I got new highest score in iron 10 of Challenge Mode 351,597 and Highest Multiplier Bonus x19 Yeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
  • CannonFodderCannonFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian
    just me... or are all the links to pictures broken on this article?
  • I'll break 300K in iron 3 of Challenge Mode soon...
  • It's hard to break 300K in iron 3!!! Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Yeeha!!! Finally, I broke 300K in iron 3 of Challenge Mode by my new highest score 312,287. Yeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!
  • Guess What! I broke 200K in iron 9 of Challenge Mode by my new highest score 226,497 Yahooooooo!!!!!
  • Yeeha!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's unbelieveable, I broke 300K in iron 6 by new highest score 317,998 Yeeha!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Yeeha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I broke 400K in Level 50 (Shark Den) of Challenge mode by new highest score 413,227 Yeeha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
  • I have just broke 200K in Iron 2 of Challenge mode by new highest score 225,664 from my 62 attempts. That's mean I broke 200K in all levels!!!
  • I've completed Adventure and Heroic Frog modes, aced all 70 levels of Challenge mode, and completed the Iron Frog gaunlet a few times. The frog has his top hat and monacle, and the guard is grinning in his tuxedo and rainbow wig.

    The "end" seems so much more anti-climactic than the orignal Zuma ending. Is there nothing else in the game? I feel like there's something more that I'm missing.
  • Iron Frog: 114 510
    Best time: 13:48
    The high score and the best time came together from different plays, acutally got stunned at the best time as my previous best was somewhere above 15 min.
    Challenge high scores:
    Level 30 1 161 996
    Level 15 671 930
    Level 50 652 857

    Iron Frog 2 only 126 329 (hate it!), all the others above 300k (level 3 390k, level 9 322k)
  • BHHammyBHHammy Somewhere in Hell Icrontian
    >It was Bejeweled, and with it, Popcap basically invented the genre known as “casual gaming”.

    Tetris, Dr. Mario, and Puyo Pop would like to have a word with you, Brian.

    While Popcap may have ran with it and pioneered putting out lots of this sort of thing in the past decade, it still follows in the footsteps of these beasts.

    Dr. Mario was the sort of game you always made the mistake of introducing your mom to as a kid. Soon you have saturday afternoons where the ONLY way for you to get on the NES and play games was to play 2-player Dr. Mario. It was the game that actually forced you to go outside and...ugh...play in the REAL WORLD (THE HORROR!) while your mom was hogging all of the video games.

    Your Gameboy on car trips wasn't always safe, either. You wake up from napping for several hours in the car out of sheer boredom, and try to turn on your Gameboy only to find about 20 seconds later that your mom has drained all of the batteries playing Tetris in the passenger seat.

    And Puyo Pop? if you were into any sort of puzzle gaming in the 16-bit console era, you've played it. After all, it was practically swiped by two different game companies and pretty much cloned, with their own characters inserted (Kirby's Avalanche for SNES, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine for Genesis).

    ...just thought I'd drop some TruFax. Continue with what you're doing.
  • I have just broken 300,000 in Iron 4 of Challenge Mode by my new score 324,288. Yeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I have just broken 300,000 in Iron 4 of Challenge Mode by my new score 324,288. Yeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    >It was Bejeweled, and with it, Popcap basically invented the genre known as “casual gaming”.

    Tetris, Dr. Mario, and Puyo Pop would like to have a word with you, Brian.
    I'd argue that the fact those were console games are exactly what prevented them from being "casual". Casual games are games you can waste time at work with. A console is already a huge barrier to entry: Aunt Sally's not going to go out and buy a Nintendo Entertainment System and hook it up to her TV and learn how to operate a controller. Put your example in context: NES was marketed at families and kids.

    Back then, those games you mentioned weren't considered "casual" games. They were considered games. And they cost the same as other games.

    I stand by my statement: Popcap invented casual gaming; cheap (or free), work on any PC, accessible, and Grandma could pick them up and play them without assistance from little Joey.

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    It depends on your discussion. I agree with you Brian, but the language has changed such that the phrase 'casual game' doesn't just mean one thing anymore. The literal and more correct meaning is that it's a marketplace or niche, as you describe it, and that was indeed invented by Popcap.

    However, those games are all so similar, and utilize such uniform mechanics, that many have come to see the term 'casual ' as a gameplay genre which consists mostly of dropping and matching things. This may not be as correct, but I would argue that more people get that definition than the more correct one.

    In that sense, Popcap is an imitator, as they never invented any mechanics, and the roots of their games can be seen going way back into video gaming history.

    You and Hammy are on opposite sides of a semantic wall. You see these things from an industry perspective, but he sees them from a fan perspective, and casual means two completely different things therein.
  • Iron Frog 4 new high: 350 391
    Just for breaking your record. :)
  • I need Zuma 3. I'm now up to 121 Iron Frog Victories. How much longer can I keep playing this game? Till the next Zuma comes out apparantly
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited 20 Jul
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