All of you that dedicate your hours to a full time office job know that it’s all too hard to forget the stranglehold PopCap’s Bejeweled Blitz had on your life when it first came out. The revised Facebook version of the world-renowned puzzler had players competing with their friends for high scores in short one minute rounds, and effectively turned into one of the most notorious office timewasters for our generation.
Well slackers, you’re about to feel the wrath of workplace procrastination once more, as PopCap’s newest Facebook addiction, Zuma Blitz, is now available as a preview beta. It’s pretty the same as Bejeweled Blitz, with one minute rounds trying to accumulate the highest score amongst your friends, so you can trash talk them about how much more valuable time you wasted at work. Additionally, unlike Bejeweled, every week the game board changes, so there’s a bit more variety involved.
As for its addictiveness? I’ll just say this: I had to go and find a link to supplement this news post, and while I did find the official Facebook page, I also ended up forgetting about this post altogether and playing for a solid hour. But hey, at least I now have a pretty damned high score.
Get a chance to play the beta here. Be quick; only the first 15,000 people are getting into the preview Beta. I do have 5 Golden Tickets to hand out though, so if you ask real nice, I might just spread the wealth.