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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

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Zuma for iPod Reviewed
6:55 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Playlist recently released a review of Zuma for iPod, one of several iPod games now available from Apple. A match three game, Zuma asks players to fire marbles into a chain of the colored orbs moving along a track. Playlist gave Zuma for iPod a score of 3 out of 5.

From the review:

Zuma requires a fair degree of precision in order to aim the stone frog at the chain of colored balls. Accustomed to the game and other similar titles from the Mac, I got quite frustrated with misaligned shots that didnít head the way that I expected, partly because of the imprecision of aiming with my thumb and partly because of the size of the iPodís screen.

Itís possible to compensate for that a bit by using the tip of your finger rather than your thumb to rotate the frog using the click wheel, but itís also a less natural motion to do that and hit the select buttonóZumaís really optimized for the quick motion of a mouse and click of a mouse button instead. To this end, I just donít think that Zuma makes a great conversion for the iPod, unless your thumbs are a lot more dexterous than mine.

Check out the rest of the review at the link provided below.

Playlist: Zuma Review
Apple: iPod Games

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