Bejeweled creator PopCap opens Zuma Blitz to ball busters worldwide

Zuma Blitz
Zuma Blitz

PopCap, developer of Facebook hits like Bejeweled Blitz and the recently launched Bejeweled 3 for PC and Mac, has finally released Zuma Blitz to the masses on Facebook. Continuing with its tried-and-true Blitz style of gameplay, this Facebook version of the developer's popular Zuma's Revenge for PC and Mac challenges players' ball-busting skills in one-minute bursts.

Somewhat similar to Bejeweled Blitz, players are tasked with matching three or more identically-colored balls in a row to destroy them, keeping the oncoming onslaught of colorful orbs from reaching the Aztec-style skull in the center. Skilled players will be making combos and what are called "Gap Shots"--shots made through temporary gaps between balls made by previous combos--in no time. And because this is on Facebook, of course there will be weekly tournaments and power-ups made available for purchase with Facebook Credits.

You'll also be able to level up as you progress in the game, showing off your progress to friends while checking in on their most recent achievements. And in a feature new to Zuma Blitz, PopCap's second Facebook game, players will be able to channel their inner Hot Frog to unleash section-clearing shots. Considering Bejeweled Blitz has been played by 40 million Facebook gamers, according to PopCap, we'd say Zuma Blitz has a pretty good shot at making it to the big time.

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