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Bejewled on PC

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Bejewled is a Minigames game available on the PC.

Bejewled is a Minigames game. Mini games come in a variety of shapes and sizes. What unites the genre is the speed with which players can pickup the games and the relativley short time requried to complete a level or two.


We have our reporters and community keeping an eye on Bejeweled for you, and we'll keep you up to date with the latest developments as they happen.


Returning Gamer review Sat, 02 May 2009

If, like me you are a fan of wordgames, puzzle games, and the new advent of Facebook games then you will potentially love the Bejewelled offering from PopCap. Note that Bejewelled can be played for free online at Popcap's excellent website and is also handily available as a free 30-day trial for those of us that fancy a blast before committing to purchase. Get yourself over to to take advantage of this. Also note that it's available for pretty much all platforms. Personally, I will be downloading it before popping on holiday so that I have something to do for a bit of relaxation.

Upon firing up Bejewelled you will note the similarity to Tetris. You are faced with a grid, containing various brightly coloured jewels. The concept is incredibly simple. Each jewel can be swapped with an adjacent jewel, horizontally or vertically, as long as the swap results in a line of 3 or more jewels of the same colour. Upon matching 3 or more jewels, they then explode off the screen and you earn points. The larger the number of matching jewels, the more points you earn. Jewels drop down the grid as ones below are eliminated thus filling the empty spaces, and new gems drop down from the top. Rather than trying to clear the grid tetris style, your goal is to gain enough points to increase your points and gain access to higher levels. Trust me, it is fantastically addictive. I know several people that play this game nightly!
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Eclectic Gamer review Sun, 08 Mar 2009

If you were a fan of the infamous Tetris back in the 1980s then you should probably check out Bejeweled. This fast-action puzzle game is very similar in style and game play; and can become quite addictive!

The aim of the game is to line up the brightly coloured jewels into rows, the more you can line up the more points you can earn. You race against the clock, swapping the gems around to form rows as the jewels fall from the top of the screen. What makes the game even more frenetic are the subtle twists. Every now and then an explosive gem arrives on the screen, as the individual timer ticks down you have to line up similar coloured gems to eradicate it. Fail to beat the timer and the gem explodes, taking other precious jewels with it, and you have to start lining things up all over again.
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Family Gamer review Sun, 04 Jan 2009

Available on just about every platform imaginable, Bejeweled is arguably the first in a long line of gem swapping games that just about every game player has tried at some point in their lives. Available for the grand sum of GBP 5.95 from Popcap's website, this represents good value for money - but with multiple other variants about, is it really worthwhile investing in what is now a rather dated game?

In case you didn't know, the game involves an 8 x 8 grid of different gems which you manipulate by swapping pairs around with the goal of getting a row or column of 3 or more matching jewels. On achieving this, the matching gems are removed from the board, causing new ones to drop in from above as the existing ones drop down to take up the space generated.
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