Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge

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Description

Jewels 2 is a puzzle game set in an archeological dig were a pre-sumerian culture left a great treasure. To unlock the treasure you must uncover 24 rune tokens from several places in the dig by solving for each one a logic/pattern recognition puzzle of varying difficulty. The main game screen consists of a map from where you can go directly to each puzzle as well as other interesting sites. There's an in-game journal that offers hints for most puzzles and if you are really stuck you can also consult with the digitally-captured professor Bhandam (the guy in charge of the dig) for hints. The game also offers two difficulty settings for each puzzle.

Screenshots

Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x Numeric puzzle
Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x A prototype puzzle being tested on the documentary
Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x Pattern grid puzzle
Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x Pentomino puzzle

Alternate Titles

  • "Gems of Darkness" -- 1995 Release title

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Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Nov, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamezilla Windows Aug 20, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Just Adventure Macintosh 1999 B 75
Quandary Windows Oct, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows May 25, 1998 3 out of 5 60
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1998 60 out of 100 60
Just Adventure Windows 3.x 1998 D 25
Just Adventure Macintosh 1999 D 25

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 1999 (Issue #177) – Runner-up as Best Classic Game of the Year

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