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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: With twice the game modes of its predecessor as well as eight mini-games and a complete revision of sound and graphics, Bejeweled 3 is a quantum leap forward in the match-3 category pioneered by the original Bejeweled.