Summary: Bejeweled Twist puts a completely new spin on the game by removing the barriers of traditional match-3 games. Instead of swapping adjacent jewels to make a set, players rotate an entire 2x2 block of gems clockwise in an effort to create a line of three or more gems of the same type.
Excerpt: Those whacky developers at Popcap Games have released another frustratingly addictive and equally entertaining puzzle game. Bejeweled Twist is dubbed a casual game which means it can be played by all types of people and not just gamers and this latest incarnation is no exception to the rule.
Excerpt: It seems like “casual” has become a bit of a dirty word to some gamers. I can sort of see why considering the amount of garbage games out there, such as Random Wii Compilation 34 and Lame Xbox Live Arcade Game Redux. Good thing PopCap Games has nothing to do with that shovelware. Their puzzles games manage to both relaxing and maddening, but no matter how easy it is to get pissed when a level is just barely failed, their games are damn good.
Excerpt: As always, the basic goal is to clear three panels adjacent panels of a particular color: red, yellow, blue, green, white, orange or purple. Previously this was accomplished by moving a single piece through the grid, swapping out as you went. That mechanic is gone now. Instead, you move a circular patch over the field, position it wherever you think is best, then set a 'twist' into motion.
Excerpt: Expectations in video games vary in many ways. Some gamers have expectations of great sound, music and graphics. Others expect something more emotional and look for games that make them angry, compassionate and joyful.