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  • Jan 26, 2010
I am a HUGE fan of Bejeweled. I play it on my iPod Touch and on my computer, both the Blitz version on Facebook and the standard Bejeweled PC version. It's one of those games that you can easily get lost in for an hour or more. When I ordered Bejeweled Twist I knew that it would be different than the other versions I'm used to playing, because of the "Twist". Luckily it wasn't so different that I didn't love it just as much.

When you begin there are 2 modes of play open; Classic and Zen. I decided to try classic first as I assumed that it would be most like what I was familiar with. Immediately I found out what the "Twist" was! Instead of sliding the gems around to match up, this has you rotating 4 gems clockwise to make your matches. The nice part about this change is that you can rotate them even if it doesn't make a match, which allows you to set up your next move. I have to admit that it threw me for quite a loop and I had to take my time to get used to the new controls. (Note: The initial settings have it at 2 taps to rotate, but I changed it to 1 tap which I prefer for speed.)

Once I felt like I had gotten the hang of it I moved on to Zen and it was in this mode and about 30 minutes of play that I was able to open up the third level; Challenge. And it was there that Pop Cap had me HOOKED! In this mode you have different planets to choose from and each will provide a different "Challenge". Just a couple of examples are: 3x Cascading Gems, Clear 25 Gems in one move, Detonate 5 Lightning Gems in 5 Minutes, Clear 70 Gems in 20 moves, etc. In total there are 13 planets and each planet has 7 challenges for a total of 91 additional games! Last night I played one challenge for over 2 hours and still didn't complete it.

Overall this is a fantastic new version of Bejeweled! Pop Cap made some great updates and new features that make this game a MUST HAVE for any fan. Add in the reasonable pricing and the amount of play you can expect to get and you can't go wrong in buying this.

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review by . March 23, 2010
Bejeweled is the original match 3 and is very addicting! It is a classic and I have played it for years. Its nice to have a portable version for my ds now so I can play it when I'm not on the computer. There are a few differences in this newer version but its really the same old game. Fun as always, though!
review by . February 06, 2010
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Bejeweled Twist is PopCap's latest addition to the award-winning puzzle/strategy franchise that Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition recently named Most Popular Puzzle Game Series of the Century. Like the original, Bejeweled Twist is a game that anyone can play and enjoy. Twisting is the basic mechanic in Bejeweled Twist, giving the game even more depth and strategy. Players earn points by matching three or more gems. Every time you make a match, the gems explode and new gems fall down to fill in the board. The Nintendo DS version of Bejeweled Twist incorporates all the explosive power gems, game modes (Classic, Zen, Blitz and Challenge) and stunning graphics that people loved in the PC/Mac version. This version also includes an all-new 2-player wireless Battle mode and the ability to upgrade spaceships when competing with friends. It’s a brilliant new way to play!

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Spin, match, explode… wow! It’s a brilliant new way to play the world’s #1 puzzle game! Spin and match explosive gems for shockwaves of fun in the new Nintendo DS® version of the award-winning PopCap® game. Rotate jewels to set up electrifying combos, outwit obstacles like Locks and Bombs, and create high-voltage Lightning and Flame gems.

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When you want to dial up the intensity, go for Challenge mode or five-minute Blitz. Want to take on a friend? Enter the DS-exclusive, 2-player Battle ...

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Number of Players: Single-player
Publisher: PopCap Games
Developer: PopCap Games
Console: PC, Nintendo DS
Genre: Puzzle Action
Release Date: October 27, 2008
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