“ Manufacturer: PopCap / Genre: Puzzle „
Bejewelled Blitz... a simple game which is Oh soooo addictive!!!
Quite simply, the process of swapping different coloured gems to make a row of three, four or five sounds simple enough, but it gets to a point where you cannot stop!!
I purchased this game quite a few years ago for the PC, and I remember paying something like £5 due to some discount code I cashed in against it - and then you would have different modes of play, i.e. non-timed (so until you ran out of moves), different levels (which would get harder as you progress and time would also run out), puzzles (about 20 different challenges) and another which I cannot remember - this is probably because I stuck to the timed mode - it had more challenge to it!!
I then reached a point where I felt that I was playing it too much, so wiped the application (painful - believe me!!) and then more recently found the one-minute version on facebook.... the benefit of this is that it is for 60seconds at a time, so you just have to be quick and make the most of the time available to increase your score against your other friends who are also linked to the game... Having said that, it is still addictive... There are now changes to the game whereby you can have power gems created and supermodes which help increase your score - but essentially the game is still about matching gems and being as quick about it as possible!! Surprisingly, this manages to keep me occupied at those random moments where I feel I may become bored (but ultimately, due to the game helping me, do not!!)
I'll just have one more game... No you won't. This game by PopCap is addictive!
The aim of the game is to swap one gem by clicking on it with another, adjacent gem, in order to make a chain of the same jewels. You need to make a chain of three in order for the chain to disappear and earn points, and when this happens the gems at the top will drop down to fill the blank space, therefore allowing other gems to be placed into the game. More point are awarded for longer chains.
Sometimes by making one chain, the other gems can drop down and if there are gems 'in the right place at the right time' this could lead to a cascade where very quickly lots of links are made... leading to more points!
I bought this game as I'd seen my friends playing it on Facebook and playing for one minute at a time was just not enough.
Easy and fun to play for people of all ages, including my Mum who is useless at all technology, I would recommend this game as it is cheap and good value.
At first, I would play for long periods at a time as it is addictive, although recently I've not played it, that was until last night, I rediscovered the game on my laptop and have now rekindled my love for those jewels :-)
Such an easy game to grasp, I find myself getting frustrated when I cannot see an available move, although I have learnt not to watch my partner play, as he is slower at finding moves and hates it when I'm trying not to tell him where to click!
Great value for money and one of those games that never gets old, like Tetris perhaps.
My introduction to Bejwelled 2 was the facebook application 'Bejewelled Blitz'. I discovered it during my exams and unfortunately fell victim to this addictive little game. Subsequently I bought Bejewelled 2 as an app on my iPod touch for £2.99, and this is basically the Bejewelled 2 listed here with the added Bejewelled Blitz.
The premise is simple; you swap pairs of coloured jewels to make lines of three or more. Three in a row makes the jewels vanish, giving you points. Four in a row creates a special gem which, when combined with the correct colours, explodes and takes out its neighbours. Five in a row gives you a super gem which when swapped with any other gem automatically removes all gems of that colour from the map. By doing this you build points and pass through the different levels. In the normal bejewelled mode you continue until you can't make any more moves. In Blitz mode you race against a timer.
This game is a game which will have you telling yourself that you want just one more go, and this one go turns into another half hour of playing! In this sense you get a lot of gameplay out of the product, but I don't know if this is enough to warrant the £20 price listed on this website. As a £2.99 iPod/iPhone app however, it is well worth the price.
The game is a simple one; you have to link together jewels of the same type within the game grid as jewels fall from the top of the game screen. The game passes time well and can become a little addictive. This second version of the game includes puzzle mode whereby you have to remove all of the gems on a screen following a specific pattern to complete each level which adds some interest to the game. This game as a great time-waster to play but free online flash versions are available and personally I wouldn't pay the price for this PC version, there just is not enough entertainment and variety within the game for it to be worth the price.
Although this is a good, and slightly addictive game it is, in my opinion, not worth the price being asked for it and personally I will stick to the free flash versions online.
Bejeweled is one of those games that just gets a bit addictive. It's a simple concept where you have to link similar jewels in a falling grid. There is an element of strategy to avoid getting stuck but luck is possibly more important. A good fun timewaster that's not as intense as something like tetris but with more action than minesweeper. My major problem with this product is the price. The game is dressed up in a number of different ways but in the end it's a pretty simple and not worth paying the premium for something that could easily be implemented on flash online. But that's no comment on the gameplay of what is fundamentally an entertaining concept, if one that could do with being more strategic to become something more than a way to pass the time. But if you do play it, you'll enjoy it as the time slips by!
Bejewelled 2 is the follow up game to the very popular game Bejewelled. It is made by Popcap Games, (www.popcap.com). Currently it costs £14.95 which is a massive amount to pay for such a simple game. I got it years ago so I am not sure what I paid but I think it was around the £5 mark.
The premise of Bejewelled 2 is simple and certainly not original. You get a grid of coloured gems and you must swap them to make groups of at least three which will make them disappear and the grid re-fill. You earn points for each group you dispatch and after acquiring x-amount of points you move on to the next level which is a little harder and so on and so forth. It is very simple and easy to play yet strangely addictive and you may find yourself spending hours playing!
Bejewelled 2 has four game modes to add a little variety to the proceedings and they are...
> Classic mode: this is just as described above and when there are no more moves to be made it is Game Over time. If you get a high score you will be able to save it to your personal high score table and the high score table online.
I'm not sure but I think the levels on this mode and the Action mode are infinite; they just keep getting harder and harder much like Tetris used to.
I find this game frustrating as you can run out of moves through no fault of your own and I just think it's not fair! My Mum is ace at this mode and always knocks my poultry scores off the table!
> Action mode: this is my favourite mode. It's much the same as above but you have a time bar at the bottom and you need to level up before your time runs out. If you run out moves the board scrambles and you can carry on.
I love the fast pace and can get some whopping scores in this mode and I can spend far too long playing!
> Puzzle mode: I don't play this mode too often but when I do I always enjoy it. It is a good take on the game; you get a pattern of coloured gems on screen and you have to eliminate all of them buy making groups of at least three. There is only one way to do it and it can it be quite tricky to work it out.
There are many levels in this mode and each level has five puzzles; you have to solve four out of the five puzzles on each level to move onto the next.
> Endless mode: this mode does just what it says on the tin; an endless stream of gems for you to dispatch at leisure with no chance of getting game over. I guess it's a kind of Zen mode.
The graphics have been tweaked and are very polished and very pretty. You get beautiful space-scape backgrounds on the levels and a weird, phycodelic swirling pattern when you "warp" from one level to the next.
The sound effects are just what you would expect but beware the creepy voice saying things like "excellent"; it is reminiscent of Tekken where the creepy voice would pass comment on your moves but it can make you jump if you're alone and totally into the game! The music is parp but can be easily turned off leaving just the sound effects.
All in all this is a great game but I wouldn't pay £15.00 for it! It has got endless playability though so on an hourly basis I suppose its good value!
Take the classic game of gem-swapping to euphoric new heights! Adapted from its predecessor, Bejeweled 2 features four unique ways to play. Solve handcrafted brain teasers in puzzle mode while up against the clock or kick back, relax, and enjoy endless mode. With awe-inspiring planetary backdrops, explosive new gems, and dazzling special effects, Bejeweled 2 is more wildly addictive than ever before!