If you've played and enjoyed a bunch of Hexic HD, the free puzzle pack-in that comes preinstalled on the Xbox 360's hard drive, then Zuma Deluxe makes a good next step. Featuring a clean and attractive presentation and a distinct Mesoamerican motif, Zuma Deluxe shares a lot in common with the Bust-a-Move series or even a game of billiards. As a long string of multicolored balls spirals steadily toward the center of the screen, you must shoot like-colored balls into the formation to try to break it up and push it back. The stages get progressively more challenging as more-complex layouts and additional ball colors are introduced, and while the underlying gameplay really doesn't change much, it's still an engaging way to pass the time.
Developer: PopCap Games, Inc.
Publisher: PopCap Games, Inc.
Release Date: 30 Aug, 2006
Genre: Casual, Puzzle
Minimum Requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, 128 MB RAM, 500MHz or faster, DirectX: 7.0