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: 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.
Excerpt: Two things immediately come to mind as I begin this review. First of all, yes, I am in fact aware that I’m just now reviewing a game that came out last year. I’m chalking this one up in the ‘better late than never’ category. Second, and let’s just be honest here, at this point we’ve all played Bejeweled to death. With two official games and literally hundreds of clones that have spawned from them, there really aren’t many new places left to with the standard match-3...
Excerpt: Before there was Peggle , Pop Cap Games unleashed the likes of Bejeweled onto the gaming public. While it wasn't an entirely new concept - pre-empted by the likes of Columns and Doku-Go - the match-three formula of the title struck a chord with casual gamers. Now in its latest iteration, Bejeweled Twist tries to freshen up the basic mechanic of the original Bejeweled while also trying to keep gamers hooked in.