Zuma's Revenge! PC

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. PC Gamer UK
    73
    PopCap charm permeates the experience - the dialogue and tool tops are hilarious - but the halfway mark signals a massive surge in difficulty, and you'll frequently get pinned for hours on a single stage. [Dec 2009, p.117]
  2. And while it might not have the longevity of some of their other titles, it's certainly a step above PopCap's recently released Bookworm Adventures 2.
  3. PC Gamer
    63
    Hey may look a lot nicer, but this terrifying toad is still breaking balls in the same old way. [Nov 2009, p.82]
  4. The right game for five minutes spare time. Like Solitaire you can always have a shot at the game but there is nothing that makes you stick to it.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. HenrikW.
    Sep 22, 2009
    8
    Popcap doesn't disappoint like always, another good game from popcap and good way to spent your free time.
  2. Sep 10, 2015
    4
    This game has two areas of play: Adventure and Challenge. In both areas, the game is amazingly inconsistent.

    In the Adventure area, each
    This game has two areas of play: Adventure and Challenge. In both areas, the game is amazingly inconsistent.

    In the Adventure area, each level has a time factor that allows you to Ace the level. Sometimes the game provides a game environment in which Acing the level is possible, other times it provides an environment in which this is not possible. For example, a yellow ball becomes a bonus ball, yet the game fails to provide yellow balls (to make a match and obtain the bonus) until after the yellow ball ceases to be a bonus ball.

    This same variance occurs in the Challenge area. I have, on several occasions, played a Challenge puzzle at the Very Hard level and scored over 100,000 in the first try. Then deliberately switched to the Medium level and been unable to even reach the challenge score. I have made the experiment of playing the same puzzle repeatedly, and found the game varies widely in the environment provided and how scores are tabulated.

    Having played Zuma's Revenge, and experimented with it in various ways, I'm convinced the game algorithm is faulty. It does not provide an increasing level of challenge. Instead, the level of challenge is random. So the puzzle at Adventure level 3 may take 90 seconds to solve, and the puzzle at Adventure level 10 may take 28 seconds to solve.

    Overall, Zuma's Revenge is disappointing by being inconsistent. Play the free version, but do not purchase the paid version of this game.
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  3. May 8, 2014
    6
    This is a great puzzle game, but not much more to it than shooting balls, in basically every game mode. Not much to it, but fun, addictive andThis is a great puzzle game, but not much more to it than shooting balls, in basically every game mode. Not much to it, but fun, addictive and cute 6/10. Full Review »