Bejeweled is a popular game series that was first released by EA and PopCap Games in 2001. Originally created for gameplay on computers, the franchise has evolved over the years so that users can enjoy the game on their smartphones as well. As of 2021, the game has over 250,000 reviews averaging 4.4 stars (out of 5) on the Google Play store.
This brief article will describe how the game is played and also provide a review for those interested in trying Bejeweled for themselves.
Bejeweled is a color matching game, similar in many ways to the popular Candy Crush application. Players are presented with a square game board that has randomly assorted jewels of different colors. To score, players must swipe the jewels to positions the are adjacent to other jewels of the same color.
The goal is to create chains of three or more. Once such a chain is created, the jewels vanish from the board and new pieces are generated. Players can level up by meeting a certain score. Once the score is met, a new board with a different background appears.
Although several different games have been released in the Bejeweled franchise, most include several different modes for various styles of play. These include 'Classic', 'Zen', and 'Lightning'.
Bejeweled is a fun, addictive game. Although it is simple enough to be learned by anyone, it is also fun enough to be played over long periods of time. I found that the music, colors, and design of the game all to be appealing. They each add to the game's appeal.
At first, when I was playing through the first several levels, I thought that Bejeweled was slightly too easy. As I advanced, however, I found myself challenged by more complex boards. I especially enjoyed the mode that forced me to use speed to find matches before the allotted time expired.
All in all, I would recommend this game to anyone. Players can find the game on their web browsers, on an the Google Play Store, and in the Apple Store.