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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.

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Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x Pattern grid puzzle
Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x Title screen
Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x Corridor and gems menu
Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge Windows 3.x A mixture of concentration and a jigsaw puzzle

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Alternate Titles

  • "Gems of Darkness" -- 1995 Release title

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Critic Reviews

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