PC Game Title: Bejeweled

PROFILE

Game Title
Bejeweled

Description
The World's #1 Puzzle Game

Addictive Gem-Swapping Fun!

Welcome to the classic puzzler that started the craze! Swap adjacent gems to match 3 or more sparkling jewels. The more matches you make, the higher your score. When you're ready for a bigger challenge, try the Time Trial!

Software Compatibility
Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista
Minnimum[sic] Requirments[sic]: Pentinum® II 350 MHz processor, 128 MB of RAM, DirectX® 7 or later, 16-bit or 32-bit color video card, DirectX®-certified sound card, a CD or DVD drive, 6 MB free hard drive space.

ISBN / Bar Code number
8 99274 00100 0

Video Format
1.33:1 (4:3) / Full Screen

Audio Format
Stereo

Disk/CD Count
One (1) CD

Language(s)
English

Genre
Puzzle

Rated
E - Everyone

Region(s)
--

Specification
Color

Licensed by
PopCap

Developer
PopCap

Company
PopCap Games, Inc.

Product Number (P/N)
125990

Released
2000

Copyright
© 2000 PopCap Games, Inc. All rights reserved. PopCap, the PopCap logo and all marks used herein that are listed at www.popcap.com/trademarks are trademarks of PopCap Games, Inc. or its licensors and may be registered in some countries.
The ratings icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association.
Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners and are used for the benefit of those owners.

Other Formats
iOS/Android app

Quoted Reviews
"Gaming Bliss"

9.6 |out of| 10

PC GameZone

Other
Disc made in Mexico

Played by more than 50 million people worldwide!

Computer Gaming World's

Puzzle Game of the Year

and

Hall of Fame Inductee




PICTURES

Bejeweled (PC)


PC Game Review (Posted on 07-09-2017)

For those of you who glanced at our list of computer games reviewed thus far, I'm sure you were waiting for this. What better way to start this timeless, fun, and popular series than from its original release? You're looking at the very first edition/version of Bejeweled.

Nothing portrays casual gaming than this game. Simple: swap gems of the same color in groups of three or more, and keep doing so. Playing in Normal mode gets you advancing level after level. However, be wary of your gem swaps as there will be a case where you can't match any gems, and in that case, the game will be over. Playing in Time Trialmode, you match the gems as fast as you can in the allotted time. The time is indicated on the horizontal bar below the puzzle board. The more gems you match, the more time added to the meter. Keep matching before that meter reaches the end!

The goal of the game? Just getting a high score; Yeah, that's very much it. As of recent, this is my current highest scores on both Normal and Time Trial mode:

My highest scores on the original Bejeweled.

That's the best I could do.

The controls are easy as it requires your mouse cursor to navigate through the puzzle board. You can use the click method or the click-and-drag method, as I prefer the latter. The graphics are simple and vibrant as they cling to your eyes for its realistic beauty, while the animation is sleek. The music is as awesome as you can get. It really sounds like soundtracks from an action film, a Final Fantasy video game, something you'd hear at a busy Casino & Mall outlet, and, if your mind is thinking that way, a track from a moderately-budgeted adult film (sorry, I couldn't help but mention it). Nevertheless, the music is totally not your typical repetitive track, common in some computer games. Nope, this is something you can plug your headphones in and play this game with the volume on maximum (100%) without being too overwhelmed in concentrating.

In terms of compatibility, I was able to run this perfectly on a Windows 7 64-bit system; I have not tested it on Windows 8 nor have I tested it on Windows 10, so double check and make sure the game installed properly. Despite being only compatible on PC, most older software/games have been able to run neatly on the newer systems so you shouldn't run into too much problems (much older games like DOS games are another story, though). If you're on a Mac system, I have also tried, tested and successfully can confirm that it can run via VirtualBox, BootCamp or any method requiring the use of Windows on a Mac; I personally used rEFIt.

This game is as casual as you can get, and can be played by anyone of any age. If you're one of the few who have never played this game, you probably aren't allowed to own a computer or any computational device (i.e. smartphones) available in today's market. No, that actually wasn't a joke.

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© 2008-2017 written and reviewed personally by Kris Caballero.

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PC Credits


© 2000 PopCap Games, Inc. All rights reserved. PopCap, the PopCap logo and all marks used herein that are listed at www.popcap.com/trademarks are trademarks of PopCap Games, Inc. or its licensors and may be registered in some countries.
The ratings icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association.
Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners and are used for the benefit of those owners.