Conclusion: This thought is reflected across the game as a whole too. While Pop cap haven’t changed up too many of the fundamentals that make Bejeweled what it is, they have instead added some modes that feel either superior or wholly unique when compared to other puzzle games on the market. Though some will be happy sticking with the various other versions of this now legendary series, those who need just a little more depth in their puzzle titles can do no wrong with Bejeweled 3 .
Excerpt: Over the past ten years, Bejeweled, one of PopCap's oldest and most successful series, has become a household name. Everyone has played this game in one form or another and so when the announcement for Bejeweled 3 on the Nintendo DS came about, I was not quite sure how to feel. The core objective of the game is to swap one gem with an adjacent gem to match three or more of the same gem in a row.
Summary: Bejeweled 3 takes the basic 3-match gameplay that defined its predecessors and adds yet another series of twists to stay as fresh and addicting as ever. Players will have eight modes of play in total, four of which are available from the start. Each mode requires a little bit of different thought on the basic gameplay mechanics, offering new challenges to overcome. Popcap’s struck gold again, and players everywhere will once more be entranced by the latest Bejeweled .
Conclusion: With endless gameplay hours and eight different game modes, Bejeweled 3 practically has a replay value that can keep you busy for (I dare say it) years to come. You’ll never encounter the same gem pattern twice and you can always try to beat your own high score. The saddest part is that even though you can always view your high scores, you can never compare them to any of your friends.
Excerpt: Bejeweled 3 is a difficult game to review because it’s one of the few games that doesn’t need to be fixed in some way. The developers have the formula on such lockdown that it’s nearly impossible for them to screw it up. It works in the way that Tetris works, it survives in the way that Pac-Man survives. It will be around for years and years, taking on new forms, but always holding on to the classic gem matching gameplay mechanic that PopCap has perfected.