It’s a new week of Zuma Blitz, boys and girls, and we have a new board. This week’s board is rather fun, and has a great potential for high scoring (I already scored 1 million points on it). Here’s how it looks:
As you can see, the balls roll in in two long paths. You need to prepare for long shots as well as close ones, but the keys for scoring big on this week’s Zuma board are fruits and gap shots.
Fruits are usually located in hard-to-reach areas of the board, but this week they are much easier to grab. If you blast the balls quickly out the way, and prevent them from getting too close to you, you can snatch 4-5 fruit each game – which can get you some serious points.
For really mastering the fruit grabbing, you need to learn how to quickly launch two balls, one after the other – one to create the gap in the balls that allows you access to the fruit, and the next one to actually get the fruit – BEFORE the rest of the balls rush in and block the juicy treat. I call it “Tap-Tap” – because you need to do a quick double-click on the mouse in order to get it right. You WILL miss sometimes, but if you master this technique, you can get much more fruit while playing Zuma.
Because of the long, parallel lines in which the balls roll this week, you can get many gap shots if you are smart and quick enough. A great way to make gaps is the inferno frog. Match the balls quickly to gather heat, and when you get the inferno frog (that spits 3 fire balls), make holes in the lines of balls. This way you can get plenty of gap shots until the balls close the gaps.
Recommended powers for this week’s board
For this week, my top choice of powers would be:
- Time (as always)
- Sun Frog
- Epic Fruit (optional)
You can also go with bombs or chain blast, instead of the Epic Fruit, but personally I think that too many blasts make you lose opportunities for combos, which can get you tons of points.
The Sun Frog is wonderful for making gaps in the lines. If you make a big enough gap, you can get great scoring gap shots for quite a few seconds.
If you need more general tips, check out the Zuma Blitz Guide.
Good luck and have fun!