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Bejeweled Twist

MobyRank MobyScore
Zeebo
...
3.6
Windows
74
3.7
J2ME
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4.0
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Description

Bejeweled Twist is a tile matching game, where the player rotates groups of four jewels to create rows and columns of three or more matching gems. In the Classic and Zen modes, the objective is to make enough matches to fill a tube at the left side of the screen to move to the next level. There's a chain meter at the top of this tube, that builds up with matches in a row multiplying the points, and making a fruit jewel appear when full. A box at the tube bottom shows the sequence of matches needed for bonus points.

Obstacles appear randomly on the game board. The coal can't be matched, but it can be exploded by one of the power-ups gems. The locked jewel is chained to its place and can't move, but it can be removed with a match. Bomb gems display the number of moves allowed before they explode, destroying the board and ending the game. They have to be matched before their counters reach zero, otherwise a revolving wheel-of-fortune appears that stops in one of two values, skulls or gems, that either detonate or disarm the bomb. This mini-game becomes more difficult every time it comes up.

The power-ups appear after making matches of four or more gems. A four jewel match creates the flame gem, that explodes when matched removing all surrounding jewels. A five jewel match creates the lightning gem, that destroys a column and a row at the same time in a cross of fire.

With the exception of Classic Mode, the other modes are unlocked with continuous playing. Zen Mode is similar to Classic, but is more relaxed without the bomb and locked jewels. Challenge Mode is a puzzle mode, where the objective is to perform a task, like removing all gems of one color, or making a number of matches in a row. In Blitz Mode, the goal is to accumulate the maximum amount of points possible within a time limit.

Screenshots

Bejeweled Twist Zeebo A Fruit Gem was awarded after increasing the score multiplier to x10. When matched, Fruit Gems remove all locks and all gems of the same color.
Bejeweled Twist Zeebo Game mode selection.
Bejeweled Twist Zeebo A Bomb has ticked to zero but I have a chance to defuse it. To do so, I must stop the wheel in a match position.
Bejeweled Twist J2ME A bomb gem

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User Reviews

Positive Feedback Bonanza part three! Windows Andy Voss (1636)
A twist (no pun intended) to the Bejeweled series. Windows enigma4120 (93)

The Press Says

Impulse Gamer Windows Mar, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
The Review Busters Nintendo DS 2010 8.25 out of 10 82
Thunderbolt Games Windows Dec 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Nintendo DS Mar 05, 2010 B 75
Play.tm Windows Nov 17, 2008 75 out of 100 75
IGN Windows Nov 06, 2008 7.4 out of 10 74
4Players.de Nintendo DS Mar 25, 2011 70 out of 100 70
GameZebo Windows Oct 29, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Nintendo DS Feb 09, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Out Of Eight Windows Nov 12, 2008 5 out of 8 62

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Bejeweled Twist appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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