Jewel Master Reviews (Genesis)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A Hidden Gem For The Sega Genesis! Classic Nigel (150) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Cool platform, arcade-like, shooter. atrahasis (138) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
80 (Mar 08, 2007)
The bottom line is that Sega knew how to make arcade games that were fun, and Jewel Master has all the elements of a great arcade game. It has lots of memorable music, fun levels, lots of enemies, even mini-bosses before the big bosses, and an incredibly challenging final level with an ending that leaves you fulfilled. But there's no getting around the fact that this game is hard. Even though the first levels don't take long to master, the second half will have you coming back again and again. Those who are easily frustrated should take Jewel Master as a chance to build some character, for it will be a game with some great action, and an ending truly earned! Overall, Jewel Master is a solid side-scrolling adventure, although I would have made it just a little bit longer.
Consoles Plus (Oct, 1991)
Un bon jeu dans le genre, avec de nombreuses options de combat grâce aux anneaux magiques. Indispensable à ceux qui aiment l'ambiance "fantasy".
The Video Game Critic (Nov 11, 2016)
The layered scenery is alluring and I especially love the ivy-covered temples. The stage designs are a little repetitive but there's a nice variety of locations. You can pretty much predict where enemies will appear and thankfully they do not respawn. What makes the game challenging is that you're relatively slow, especially compared to bosses like a pouncing cheetah or floating skeleton. You get three continues, but you always restart from the beginning of the stage, and they can be pretty long. Jewel Master is slow and methodical, but experimenting with the rings opens up a world of fun possibilities.
The controls are crisp, the increasing difficulty rate as you progress is easy (but not too easy) to adjust to, and the creature fights will keep you on your toes. The bottom line is that purchasing Jewel Master will not give you what retailers call "buyer's remorse." You'll be proud to include the game in your collection.
Score (May, 1994)
Jewel Master je jen a jen klasická 2D plošinová střílečka. Technické zpracování je na úrovni průměru, to znamená, že vás neomráčí na první pohled, ale ani se vám neudělá příliš špatně. Hudba není špatná. V každém případě je jí tady hodně a každou skladbu si můžete v úvodním menu poslechnout, protože se k těm finálním jen tak lehce nedostanete. Sečteno a podtrženo: i když nápad s prsteny a jejich kombinacemi pro různá kouzla je neotřelý a originální, časem se Jewel Master stejně změní v klasickou střílečku, jakých jsou mraky. To ale nic nemění na faktu, že pro příznivce kouzel, fantasy, prstenů a klasických stříleček je Jewel Master slušnou zábavou.
IGN (Feb 04, 2008)
Jewel Master is not one the Genesis' shining stars and should it ever surface on the Virtual Console, I seriously doubt it would garner much attention. Despite the cool ring idea, too much of Jewel Master is tame. The game works entirely within the boundaries for a 16-bit side-scrolling action game. For a much better example of the genre, definitely check out Super Castlevania IV for the SNES.
Power Play (Jan, 1992)
Schon wieder spielerisches Mittelmaß im Fantasy-Gewand: "Jewel Master" ist ein durchaus passables Jump'n'Run mit Actioneinschlag, dem jedoch neuartige Ideen und überraschende Effekte weitgehend abgehen. Nur die Belegung der einzelnen Finger mit magischen Ringen ist neu und sorgt für motivierende Gier nach den kostbaren Geschmeiden. Spielerisch sind die fünf Levels fair ausbalanciert und grafisch gut dargestellt, während der Sound und die träge Musikbegleitung knapp unter dem Durchschnitt bleiben. Ärgerlich und unverständlich find ich jedoch daß fast zwei Jahre nach "Mystic Defender" ähnliche Programme noch weit dahinter zurückbleiben.
Eine insgesamt sicherlich hübsche Idee. Leider wurde sie nicht ebenso umgesetzt. Die Grafiken scheinen eher von „gestern“ zu sein. Die Spielfigur ist recht steif, die Monster (Gegner) etwas einfallslos gestaltet. Ich denke die Kommentare der anderen sprechen für sich: Guido: „Naja.“; Achim: „Das sieht ja öde aus!“; Uli: „Kann man das auch spielen?“