I actually have a jewel quest expeditions addiction I think. You can pick this game up for the ds for around £15 in the games shops or supermarkets.
Once I start playing it I can't stop. It's basically a game where you have to match a minimum of 3 jewels in a row in order to clear the board. I use my stylus to select and swap the jewels to clear the board. The more you play the harder the puzzle becomes whihc makes me more determined to play on and complete the challenge.
Is similar to games which you can play online on puzzle website. There are 180 different puzzle boards to play so it can keep you busy for hours.
As far as the storyline goes I am not to interested in it you are exploring Africa looking for jewels I tend to just zoom past the writing bits to carry on with my mission. As you play the gold car on the top screen counts down so you know how much time you have left to complete gets quite stressful as you run out of time with one square to complete lol.
I would recommend this for adults more so than children as its a puzzle game rather than a story game which has variation. I think the repition of the game for younger children would probably make them give it up quite early on. I feel as an adult the game helps relieve stress as it makes my brain completley focus on whats happening and blocks out the stress of the day.
5 stars recommended for adults.
Jewel Quest Expeditions is a Nintendo DS game which is compatible on the Nintendo DS, DS Lite and DSi. I believe the game is based on children aged from about 8-16 years but is suitable for ages 3+.
The game consists of up to 180 unique boards to solve which consist of different shaped playing boards and contain rows of different coloured and shaped jewels. The object of the game is to turn all of the squares behind the jewels a colour to complete the level. To achieve this three of the same jewels must be lined up horizontally or vertically by swopping two jewels around; the three squares behind the three jewels will then turn a colour. To do this you are also timed and must complete in changing all the background squares a colour before the given time runs out.
However on some of the puzzles there are sometimes stoned jewels within the board, making it harder to complete because to get rid of these you must match up three jewels that are of the same colour as the stoned jewel, above it. This then therefore breaks the stone (note that it may take two goes) and you are able to then match up the jewel underneath to colour the background. On the other sometimes there are things to help you, for example occasionally though the game a special gold coin will appear in the board and if three of these are matched up then they can be stored for later use, when they can be used to get rid of a jewel.
Overall I think that it is quite a good game, however I have only had it about four months now and I have to admit that I am bored with it and was only after the first few times that I played it. I believe that this game would benefit those people that have a lot of patience with games such as these as it gets quite repetitive after a while. However I believe that this game would be quite fun if you were to join with other DS owners and play as it can connect with a maximum of seven other players.
Jewel quest - DS Game
Jewel quest game brings a twist to the traditional match three in a row game. The basic game play is to swap adjacent jewels to match three in a row, horizontally or vertically; till every square on the board as been highlighted. The square is highlighted once a match has been made on the square. The Game revolves around a story with four different characters, so you get an intro story before each level; although you can skip the brief story before each level. The twist to this traditional puzzle game is that as the game progresses and gets harder you need to make multiple matches on the board, to complete the level. The board you play on also get harder it starts of as a simple square and as you progress to the next level, the board changes, each level you play a different board, some of the boards are quite hard and will take a couple of times to complete as they have unusual layouts. Also in the games progress they introduce skulls which make the game harder, if you match three skulls in a row it will un highlight the squares they were on meaning that you need to make a match on the square again. The easy way to get rid of the skulls is to get the skull to the bottom of the board and it will simply drop off the board. The game does also have special coins which you earn by matching three coins in a row you will get a coin added to your collection. You can use this coin to highlight one square on the board. It is very useful if you have been trying to highlight a square on the board in an unusual place. However be careful as it is very easy to use up all you coins in the game, and it is not easy to match three coins in a row as they do not appear on the game board very often. The coins also act like the skulls once they reach the bottom of the board they drop off and you cannot use them.
This game is very addictive, you can enjoy playing the same level twice over just to complete it. I have had this game on my mobile phone and it was good on the phone but had limited levels and was easier to complete. Now the game is on the DS it has so much more capability the levels seem to be endless, you start the game in one character and play numerous levels, maybe 30 in total, then you more on to the next character and play the same amount of games, this continues till you have played as all four characters. So as you can imagine there is a lot of levels you keep you occupied. This is a very addictive if not a simple puzzle game that you can pick up to play for a quick game just 10 - 15 mins or you can play on it ages. I would definitely recommend this game to any one who enjoys puzzle games particular match three in a row games. This game can be found, in various shops ranging in prices, i received this a gift, but i know that it can be purchased on Amazon new for £12.99 and from £9.95 for a used product. It is also on play.com for £14.99 which is slightly more expansive. In My opinion this game is definately worth the £14.99, but if you can get cheaper, great. THe game provides multiple levels and for £14.99 this game is a good bargain compared to some of the prices of DS games. It is a must have game in you collection for all the puzzle addicts.