Product Type: Electronic Arts PC games
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Bejeweled 3 (PC)
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Bejeweled 3 (PC)
Advantages: Fun, addictive, great time killer
Disadvantages: Game can become repetitive at times
Most people will have Bejeweled in some form or another. However, Bejeweled 3 tops all the other games. The premise for the game is still the same, and is extremely simple; Match the different gems together in either groups of 3, 4 or 5. Matching the gems in groups of four give you small power ups such as an explosion, while connecting 5 gems together will give you a magical cube that will destroy every gem of a certain type that is currently on the board.
The game starts with 4 different games modes, with 4 more modes to unlock by completing certain challenges within the different modes. The first mode is 'Classic mode'. Classic mode is very simple; you must connect the different gems together to score points to complete the level. This is repeated for every level until there are no more moves available, at which point the game ends.
The second game mode is Zen mode. Zen mode is a never ending game, which just allows you to keep playing the game until you get bored. The added feature of Zen mode is it adds various things that can help you relax while you are playing the game. This includes adding things like breathing modulation, which lights and darkens the board to tell you when to breathe in and out, adding ambient sounds while you're playing the game, displaying motivational mantras, and adding Binaural beats. All these are optional, which means you can just play a never ending game if you are bored.
The third game mode is Lightning mode. The game starts with one minute, and you try and get as many points as you can. You can add time to the next lightning round by connecting up special time gems or creating chains. If the time chains aren't matched in one of the rounds they become power gems, and the game ends once the time runs out and no more time gems have been collected.
The final game mode is Quest mode. Quest mode sets you different challenges to complete. For each challenge you complete you unlock a piece of an ancient relic, once all the pieces have been collected you can move on to the next relic. The game has different challenges, such as collecting 120 gems in a certain number of moves, or making sure you collect a balanced amount of both red and blue gems.
Each of these modes unlocks one of the secret modes by completed a certain challenge within the game mode. Poker mode is unlocked by completed 5 levels of the classic game. Poker mode gives you five turns to match gems. Once the 5 gems have been collected you are awarded points based on your "hand", such as a pair or three of a kind. at a certain point a Skull coin will appear on one of the hands. If your hand matches the hand with the skull coin the coin is flipped. If the coin lands on the clover you are safe and can play the next hand, but if it lands on the skull the game is over.
Once you complete 5 levels of Zen mode you unlock Butterfly mode. In Butterfly mode parts of the game board have different coloured butterflies which must be connected together with the gems of the same colour. The butterflies start at the bottom of the board and move up one row each turn. Should a butter fly reach the top of the board it is captured by the spider and the game is over.
If you get 100,000 points in Lightning mode you unlock Ice Storm. In Ice Storm towers of ice rise from the bottom of the screen to the top. The aim of the game is to keep joining together gems in order to destroy the columns of ice. Should all the columns of ice reach the top of the board, the game board will freeze and the game is over.
The final secret game mode is unlocked once you have collected the first relic in Quest mode, this mode is called Diamond Mine. This mode has a layer of dirt at the bottom of the screen that must be destroyed by matching the gems directly on top of it. As you destroy the dirt you collect gold and unlock buried gems. The aim of the game is to clear all of the dirt above the line before the time runs out.
Summary: A great game to kill some time