Kamis, 31 Oktober 2013

Zuma Deluxe Style Games Evolution

As I think most of gamers who play in shareware games know game called Zeugma Deluxe. This game was extremely popular some time ago and still popular now. It's now a classic game!

Long time nobody in game industry try to make a game with Zeugma gameplay. It was a fear of fail - as someone can know big portals like Real Arcade or don't take for publishing game clones.

But in last time we see a lot of games what takes a Zeugma gameplay idea plus some interesting own ideas. Let's look at whims games.

First game will be Luxor.

Main idea is the same, but here one deferent feature - you blast a colored spheres from the bottom line. Game use ancient Legit styling with pyramids and Pharaoh, you explore the path of the Nile. The game very popular right now.

Next game we will look at is Tumble Bugs.

IMHO this game have one of best graphic work (also as last game) and use very interesting design - you need to save your beetle buddies from the Black Bug Empire. According to game info "In a deep dark lair, in Any Backyard USA, creep the Evil Black Bugs. You, the hero "Tumble", hold the fate of your beetle buddies in your hands. Save the colorful beetles from being enslaved by the Black Bug Empire". It has some unique power ups not presented in other games and has some features to talk about - how about two sources and to plashes to shoot from?

Another two games Bubble fish Bob and Aqua POP uses sea adventure design. It first game you need to save small fishy friends. The second game objective not known. As I think this game was created in zeugma gameplay with only design changes.

Next game have extremely different gameplay but use some ideas from parent game - Twisting.

Main Zeugma idea - colored spheres presented, but gameplay based based on the bingo cards and the numbers on it. It requires you to stay focused and yet still full of situations to think over in every minute. You need to explore the Big Island step by step to find and save the cute animals that need your help.

Last game I want to say named Zed.

This game was created by developers from Russian Federation and have very interested idea mixed with some zeugma elements. It's puzzler-shooter game with a space theme. In Zed, you are a plot of space garbage truck. The space craft is located in the middle of the screen and can rotate both clockwise or counter clockwise. You can also move the spaceship, albeit in a very small circle. A continuous flow of space junk gravitates toward you (rather fast, sometimes) and you have to destroy it, before it damages the ship. This is the action part. What makes the game tricky (and addictive) is the puzzle part. All garbage is "color-coded". In order to destroy it, you have to get 3 or more pieces of garbage of the same color stuck together (here we have some Zeugma ideas). Since you pilot a space garbage truck, not some super-cool X-Wing interceptor, you call only shoot with garbage pieces. Occasionally, as you get bonuses like missiles or bombs, which will allow you to feel yourself like a space commando for 0.17 seconds, but other than that, it's all about waste management.

The storyline of this also very interesting, but I don't want to open all - try by yourself!

Here we see 7 games in some parts based on Zeugma classic game. I try all of them and think what Zeugma, Tumble bugs, Twisting and Zed is the best and have very much difference to explore. How you think?

Denis Snow. sells Zeugma style games at

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