To really master Zuma, take things slow and focus on learning the controls. Always remember there are always two different balls that are held on the board. Pay attention to their colors and plan your shots ahead using both balls, says Bigfishgames.com.
Remember to take advantage of chain bonuses, where multiple explosions chained together grant a large increase to the score. Shooting balls through small gaps also create a score bonus, and an even larger bonus is earned if the ball shot through the gap explodes. There is a large bonus at the end of each match, depending on the distance the ball is from the exit. An even larger bonus is granted if the level is beaten faster than its corresponding "Ace Time."