PC Game Title: Bejeweled 2

PROFILE

Game Title
Bejeweled 2

Description
The World's #1 Puzzle Game

The hit sequel to Bejeweled® — inducted into Computer Gaming World's Hall of Fame!

Escape to the beautiful world of Bejeweled®, where sparkling gems burst into points when you match three or more. Exploding jewels, dazzling special effects and four modes of play provide hours of high-carat fun!

Minimum System Requirements
For Microsoft Windows: Windows XP/Vista; 700MHz processor; 256MB of RAM (512+MB recommended); 50+MB of free hard drive space; DirectX 8 or later; DirectX-compatible sound/video; 16MB of video memory; 16-bit or 32-bit color quality; CD-ROM or CD/DVD-ROM drive; keyboard; mouse

For Apple Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3.9 - 10.6x; PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor; 256MB of RAM (512+MB recommended); 50+MB of free hard drive space; 32MB of video memory; Thousands or Millions of colors; CD-ROM or CD/DVD-ROM drive; keyboard; mouse

Installing Your PopCap® Game
To avoid potential system conflicts, please close all applications before installing this product.

For Windows®

1. Insert the CD in computer's CD or DVD drive.
2. The PopCap Launcher program will open in a few seconds on most computers.
Note: If the launcher doesn't open, go to the Windows Start menu, select My Computer, and double-click on the CD or DVD drive icon (usually labeled D: or E:). If the Launcher still doesn't open, double-click PopCDRun.exe (the Launcher program) in the open window.
3. From the PopCap Launcher, click Install Now and follow the instructions. For standard installation (recommended), click Next when prompted to accept the default settings.
4. To play the game, double-click the shortcut that is installed on the desktop, or go to the Windows Start menu and select All Programs > PopCap Games > [Game Name] > Play [Game Name].

For Mac OS®

1. Insert the CD in computer's CD or DVD drive.
2. Double-click the CD icon (it looks like the PopCap logo) on the desktop.
3. In the window that opens, drag the game icon to the Applications folder (or to another folder on your hard drive, if desired).
4. To play the game, open the folder where the game was installed and double-click the game application icon.

Need help with your CD? Go to http://www.popcap.com/help and click on CD-ROM Games. Have fun!

ISBN / Bar Code number
8 99274 00141 3

Video Format
1.78:1 (16:9) / Pillarboxed

Audio Format
Stereo

Disk/CD Count
One (1) CD

Language(s)
English

Genre
Puzzle

Rated
E - Everyone

Region(s)
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Specification
Color

Licensed by
PopCap

Developer
PopCap

Company
PopCap Games, Inc.

Product Number (P/N)
BEJ2-10-00580 11/10 10-00162

Released
2004

Copyright
© 2004 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
"The best puzzle game since Tetris... maybe of all time"

- Gamer's Press

Other
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PICTURES

Bejeweled 2 (PC)


PC Game Review (Posted on 07-29-2017)

When a game, or even a movie, is very popular among the masses, it is wise to create a sequel for it (unless, of course, you work in Hollywood where you run out of ideas and make sequels out of old films where some should've gotten sequels during its peak).

Along with beautifully composed music tracks, and fresh new graphics, the game now gives you a menu option shown below:

Bejeweled 2 menu options

Classic is the normal, untimed mode and usually is the most highly recommended option; Action mode is like Classic but you must clear as much in the allotted time; Puzzle mode is best for those wanting a big challenge when it comes to gem swapping along with the usages of the "Power Gems" and various other obstacles not found on the Classic mode; Endless mode is very much an infinite loop of continuous gameplay.

What's different about this game, compared to its first version, is the feature of Power Gems which is created when you match 4 gems, as opposed to the normal 3 gems. It doesn't stop there: if you match 5 gems, you will be able to create a Hyper Cube. Power Gems, when created and matched, explodes, thus eliminating any gems surrounding it—upwards of 8 gems. As for the Hyper Cube, whichever gem you try to match it with, it eliminates all gems of that very color on the game board. Both these features add a lot to the intensity of the game.

As for my highest scores, here it is:

Bejeweled 2 menu options

Not too bad as I could've surpassed the million mark for the Action mode.

Also, it is possible to beat the game! You can do so playing the Puzzle mode and Action mode. When doing so, the game's credits roll—something not featured from the first version of the game.

Besides those amazing new features and modes, what more is there to say? It's a simple, fun and timeless game to have. Other than the game itself, the animation and the different backgrounds used during gameplay is so soothing to looking at. It may as well be a mural you find on walls at major metropolitan cities.

Highly recommended!

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

PC Game Ratings

My Rating:
100% 0%

Fan Rating:


PC Credits


***** BEJEWELED 2 CREDITS *****

- Created by PopCap Games -


Game Design
Jason Kapalka

Programming
Brian Fiete

Technical Assistance
David Parton

Art
Josh Langley
Walter Wilson

Planetary Backdrops
Armads Auseklis

Music
Skaven

Sound Effects
Stephane Brault

Puzzle Design
Scott Kim

Level Balancing
Ben Lyon

QA
Eric Harman
Shawn Conard
Brenna Flood
Chad Zoellner
Isaac Aubrey
Jon Pulling

Biz Dev
Don Walters

Special Thanks To
John Vechey
Brian Rothstein
Tysen Henderson

Beta Testers
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Thanks for playing! Keep an eye out for Bejeweled 3, coming soon to a computer near you!