Conclusion: Nintendo DS puzzle games, especially Bejeweled games, are as common as pyrite. But if you're looking for a quality installment of the definitive Match-3 puzzle game, Bejeweled 3 is a sparkling choice. Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy .
Summary: For puzzle fans, there may not be a better portable value than
on Nintendo DS. With eight different modes, most requiring different strategies and techniques, there’s a lot of replay value to be found here. It’s hard to get too excited about yet another
game, especially with free versions readily available, but there’s a lot of gameplay packed into this game card.
Pros: Eight distinctly different gameplay modes, none of which feel like padding to make the game seem bigger., The visuals hold up well enough for the Nintendo DS., The gameplay is as addictive as ever., Cheesy fantasy setting that somehow works well.
Cons: The announcer seems, well, a little dark for this sort of thing., There are so many different options for playing, Bejeweled, these days that even a budget $19.99 price point seems a little high.
Extraordinarily fun and challenging match-3 puzzle game.
Common Sense Media
5 January 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Bejeweled 3 is a family-friendly puzzle game for players of ages. There are no images or references to violence, sex, foul language, or drinking, smoking, or drug use. There are no characters or locations either, as the gameplay focuses on swapping colored gems on a game board. The soundtrack doesn't contain any lyrics, and the game cannot be played online against others (therefore no risk of chatting with strangers).
Summary: For people who hella like Bejeweled , this is a fantastic game. However, for new players to the franchise, given the lack of multiplayer, I would say that Blitz is the better option. Still, this is a fiercely addictive game, that whilst having issues on a controller, is still a blast to play, and comes recommended over pretty much any other puzzle game on the platform.
Summary: Released a full year after the PC game, Bejeweled 3 makes for a solid Nintendo DS puzzler. With eight fleshed-out modes and achievement points, PopCap's newest game is easy to recommend for twenty dollars. Just don't go in expecting the Seattle-based company to have reinvented their popular puzzle game! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Excerpt: I demand a bedazzled 3DS. It's only fitting. I love traditional puzzle games. Bejeweled may not be quite the age of Tetris , but it's grabbed a bit of that "sweet spot" for itself. You know the one; one of the few bunch that can grab a hold and cause "one more game" syndrome. Bejeweled truly is the crack of the video gaming world and I still don't know just what does the trick. Is it the simplicity of moving blocks into lines of similarly-colored gems?
Excerpt: It’s widely accepted that PopCap makes addictive casual games, but Bejeweled 3 may be the first that’ll get you high. That is, if you’re susceptible to binaural beats—mood-altering audio tones that are said to cause hallucinations, aid in astral traveling, and facilitate lucid dreaming. Straight-edged gamers needn’t worry.