Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jul 17, 2012
    100
    I'm going to go as far as to say that Popcap Games have created a nearly perfect puzzle game and for 800 Microsoft Points, there's no reason not to invest in Zuma's Revenge.
  2. Jul 16, 2012
    92
    Simply put, Zuma's Revenge is a blast. While lacking the difficulty of the original's adventure mode, the score challenges, iron frog mode and boss battles more than make up for it. New mechanics and some terrific powerups combine with excellent gameplay to make a great, fast paced strategy game. The combination of simple gameplay and strategy make it a classic "just one more" game, and something all types of gamer can enjoy.
  3. Jul 18, 2012
    90
    Zuma's Revenge is pretty much the same game as has been seen before in the original. Yet somehow it feels fresh and is an essential purchase.
  4. Jul 20, 2012
    85
    For many developers, a port is just a port, but instead of churning out a straight port, PopCap took Zuma's Revenge and redesigned it with the Xbox 360 in mind. The resulting product is both the best version of Zuma's Revenge as well as the cheapest at only 800 MSP ($10 USD). If you're looking for a Zuma fix, this is it.
  5. 85
    Simply a must buy for fans of PopCap games and of course for those that enjoyed the original Zuma game. When you take into consideration how much content you get for 800 Microsoft Points you cannot go wrong.
  6. 85
    That one missed opportunity aside, Zuma's revenge is an awesomely addictive revamp, and $10 well-spent. [Aug 2012, p.67]
  7. Jul 19, 2012
    84
    Once more Zuma's Revenge delivers classic ballshooting puzzle action you came to know and love since Puzz Loop.
  8. Aug 2, 2012
    80
    An excellent option for those looking for a puzzle game. Simple to play but very fun and addictive, and demanding in the latter levels. Its only flaw is that it arrives too late to Xbox Live Arcade, as we have been enjoying the game in another platforms for years, and at a cheaper price. If you haven't tried those versions, this is one of the most recommended puzzle games on Xbox 360.
  9. Jul 12, 2012
    80
    The new formula delivers a more relaxing thrill – which isn't a bad thing – as opposed to pushing players to hone their skills.
  10. Aug 23, 2012
    79
    Not enough has changed for owners of the original. Everyone else should roll up. [Oct 2012, p.85]
  11. Jul 27, 2012
    75
    Some of the challenge of the original Zuma is clearly gone.
  12. 70
    There's more content here than you can shake a frog at - a lot for 800 MS points - and with XBLA exclusive game modes such as a weekly resetting challenge mode and the one-life, no restarts 'Iron Frog' campaign this is a rare catch, but it fails to detract from the feeling that this game belongs more on a phone that your 360.
  13. Jul 18, 2012
    70
    Zuma doesn't quite pop off the screen and infest itself into you brain like PopCap's bigger hits, but there's some entertaining, though slightly gentle, puzzles to be had within its therapeutic confines.
  14. Jul 11, 2012
    70
    Did you enjoy Zuma? Of course you did, and you'll enjoy Zuma's Revenge -- just don't expect much more than more Zuma. And if you haven't played Zuma: welcome to our planet.
  15. Oct 22, 2012
    60
    Zuma's Revenge, a little frog and shooting balls like a machine gun mix up to a classic match-3 game for all young people and those who want to stay young.
  16. Jul 13, 2012
    60
    It's more Zuma, and little else.
  17. Aug 18, 2012
    50
    Too easy, too short and too luck-based. [Issue#88, p.87]
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 20, 2012
    7
    "Zuma's Revenge" is a game for XBLA, which costs 800 MS Points, sine a puzzle Tile-Match and a sequence of Zuma original and one port of the PC version of the same title, which was launched in 2009 for PC.

    The story the game is about a sapo (the protagonist) is the drift and falls on an island dominated by an evil God, (Zhaka Mu) and his servants. To escape you must defeat him.

    The graphics the game is well implemented in relation to the original game, with well defined contours and colored backgrounds and animated, but still aprenta some basic look we see in games Desktop PC. The visual effects are brilliant, and full of colors and well-designed animal spirits.

    Nevertheless, the overall look of the game does not have Muia complexity, and the menus also have a more clean, and how everything in the game, based on Polynesian themes, such as Tikis.

    The audio] the game features lively music, and sound effects such as PC, simpler. The voice of the presenter has the dominant sound, like the other games, such as Bejeweld and there effects through addictive to listen to, like the sound of rocks crashing (like bubbles bilar) and the effect when they disappear. But although this is not surprising, nor has a good soundtrack and stand out.

    The gameplay is based on other Tile Match - you try to throw stones directionally, to join three or more gems of the same color, so go away, on a board. In the case of this game, you are a sapo, which is usually in the central region of the screen, which acts as a launcher of the stones that alternate between four random colors. Meanwhile, a line pdedras advances by a circuitous route and pre-set toward a mouth-shaped skull, it hit kills you.

    Throwing stones to make the combinations withdraws groups of three or more gems from the board, and besides, there are stones that appear occasionally with other effects, such as stopping the line, reversing its flow or explode other gems. We also see occasional bonus items, and variations between the forms of gambling, eg it is another one that can jump between two locations to serve as a base, or the struggles of heads, every 10 steps (there are a total of 60 stages 6 heads) a fight style "Arkanoid."

    The game has a central mode of campaigning and another four that are unlocked by playing the campaign, and that both modes are oriuentados Ofline and Online. In addition, there are "animal spirits" that are gods who can use points earned in the campaign and that increase attributes for each level that you buy them, such as increasing the speed with which they shoot.

    Summary: it is a good choice of classic game, even for those who like to play these classic tile-match on your PC, and other games causuais (and addictive) as Bejeweld, Peggle and of course the Zuma others, having advantages over the first game, as high-resolution graphics, Power Ups and boss fights.

    But this version could have improved graphics and new ways to more varied gameplay. For 800ms points, it is still a good buy.
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  2. Rem
    Jul 12, 2013
    5
    Zuma's Revenge is the same package as its predecessor, and that's not so bad. The game contains many stages, but what is most jarring is the art style. It's completely bland and it left me in a worse mood. The same gameplay is carried over, but later stages can be frustrating rather than challenging. This is its biggest problem. It lacks consistency and the game suffers because of it. But if you want more Zuma, there are other titles in the franchise that did it better. Full Review »
  3. Jul 25, 2012
    9
    Zuma's Revenge is more fun and varied than its predecessor, containing boss battles and a story line to keep the game moving along nicely. It also adds spirit creatures ( essentially just like talent trees ) on which you can spend coins earned from beating the levels with high scores or good times which will in turn enhance your shot speed or chances of spawning fruit etc. Add weekly online challenges and leaderboards and you have another addictive, and entertaining puzzle game featuring frogs. Full Review »