Vortex & Zuma For iPod Reviewed
7:31 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story
The iPod Observer recently released a review of Vortex and Zuma, two games available for Apple's fifth generation iPod. Vortex challenges players to clear the screen of bricks using a paddle and ball, while Zuma asks players to make matches by firing marbles into a chain of the colored orbs. The iPod Observer found the games to be worth the price of admission.
From the review:
As in Tempest 2000, the view of Vortex is as if you are looking down a well, but in this well, the walls are lined with blocks a la Break-out. At the rim of the well is your paddle. You launch your ball at the bricks in break-out style and rotate the paddle around the rim to keep the ball in play. Now add some power-ups, which can turn your paddle into a shooter, and suddenly things start to get real busy.Check out the full review at the link below.
The iPod Observer: Vortex and Zuma Review
Vortex is a hoot to play and the control of the paddle is ideally suited for the scroll-wheel of the iPod. Lots of sounds, explosions, power-ups, and energetic fun keeps this little jewel on the top of your stuff-to-do-on-my-iPod-when-I'm-not-doing-anything list...
Zuma is a lot like Bubble Trouble; you shoot colored marbles at a field of other colored marbles, match 3 or more of the same color and those marbles disappear. All the time, more marbles appear, making it harder to match and win. In Zuma, however, the field of marbles is in a sinewy line, the marbles slide forward towards a "golden skull," if they reach it you lose the round.
The line of marbles adds a nice twist to a decent game, but the power-ups add a whole new dimension; certain marbles advance or delay the progression of the marbles in the line, others explode, one lets you pinpoint where your marble will go, and still others reverse the direction of the marbles altogether. It's addictive to say the least.
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