Conclusion: Overall, the successful model of the Bejeweled franchise remains intact outside of a few small changes. The presentation of the game is great, but it would be a lot better if the new modes had something different to offer other than the traditional formula we’ve all played before. If you’ve never played Bejeweled , it would be something you would play for a couple of hours, or when you are looking for a less intense game to play.
Conclusion: As one of literally dozens of similar games on the system, Bejeweled 3 is a little bit hamstrung by its price, especially as it's probably 90% cheaper on the various iDevices, but it is second only to Chime in the genre, effortlessly outdoing the other match-three puzzlers on Xbox Live and more than living up to the PopCap brand. 9/10 Achievements For once EA and PopCap have judged the achievements just about right.
Excerpt: The World's NUMBER ONE Puzzle Game has made it to the Nintendo DS. At least the case to the box claims Bejeweled 3 is the World's #1 Puzzle Game. I will take their word for it because the Bejeweled franchise has been huge in the puzzle genre. I have spent many hours playing these match three games. Although my latest kick has been another Popcap title (Bookworm on the iPad).
Conclusion: I had a lot of fun playing Bejeweled 3, a compelling and instantly gratifying puzzle game that might surprise a lot people. Its variety is truly what sells the experience, making the already captivating gem-matching gameplay seem like the icing on the cake. If you’re looking for a soothing and highly approachable puzzle game with a lot of content on offer, then Bejeweled 3 is a safe bet, it’s one of the greats.
Excerpt: Bejeweled 3’s basics are as simple as ever: swap neighboring gems on an 8x8 grid to match and vanish three or more pieces of the same color. Match four or more pieces at once, and you’ll replace plain colored stones with gleaming jewels that explode in board-clearing storms of fire and electricity. Four of Bejeweled 3’s eight modes will be familiar to long-time fans.
Pros: + Boasts all the addictive easy-to-play/hard-to-master appeal of the original game., + Four solid new gameplay modes round out a robust collection of eight variants.
Cons: ? Why is there still no head-to-head multiplayer?
Conclusion: The PC version still wins; it’s been out for a year, the mouse offers superior control and Zen mode has binaural beats (oddly removed from the 360). Oh, and there are no Xbox Live Notifications popping up right in the middle of the screen, blocking your view and causing you to fail a timed challenge you were so close to acing. And the only thing that was missing, fully realised multiplayer, is still absent.
Excerpt: So I’m at home waiting for Ph1lem0n ZA to come online because its Gears night and we’re going to jam some Gears, but as usual Ph1lem0n ZA lives in his own timestream and is late. So what am I to do while I wait? The ZA video marketplace is virtually non-existant and its far too much effort to put in a different game as I would just have to take it out again when Ph1l eventually arrives.
Pop Cap, bekannt durch Arcade Spiele wie Pflanzen gegen Zombies oder Peggle, gibt sich erneut die Ehre. Mit Bejeweled 3 wird die Puzzlereihe fortgesetzt. Kenner der früheren Spiele werden sich sicher freuen.