Bejeweled 2 Deluxe (Full Game)

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Play On: Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Rating: 96%

An Incredibly Fun & Magical Game, Completely Addictive.

4 exciting game modes including Action (Beat the clock) and Puzzle (clear the screen). Score huge combos, set off chain reactions and marvel at the special effects as the gems shatter before your eyes! Tricky puzzles that will prove a great challenge for the casual gamer. Great sound effects including a commentator congratulating you on skillful moves. Download a free trial of the game now.

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Game Review

Question, what do you get when you cross columns on red bull with futuristic time travel? Answer - Bejeweled 2 Download (Deluxe). Yes, it really is that full on! When I first tried out Bejeweled 2 Deluxe I had never played the original Bejeweled game before. I had a rough idea of what to expect from seeing images of the game, but I had no prior experience of the game, nor had I read any reviews or commentary.

Within seconds of loading Bejeweled 2 Deluxe up I knew it wasn't going to disappoint. The opening screen's graphics were very glossy and smooth and the intense colours are pretty much in your face. The music sounds like it has been sampled from the movie Blade Runner with a futuristic tone and the menu backdrop is very alien like. Add to that a commentator welcoming you to the game (whose voice can best be compared to Max the Spaceship from Flight of the Navigator) and your expectations will be raised to the sky, and yes this is the full version of game with all modes available to play!

You can download Bejeweled 2 full version game for free by clicking on the big chunky button above and taking a free trial. The game is available for Windows 2000, XP and Vista. You can now also download bejeweled 3 for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 here at GamesLunatic.

Right let's get down to the nitty gritty - the game play. In the Bejeweled 2 game you are shown a board of 64 glistening, sparkling jewels of varying colours. Your job is to match lines of three or more jewels all of the same colour by swapping two jewels anywhere on the grid. If you fail to form a match after a swap the two jewels are swapped back to their original positions! Both horizontal and vertical lines can be matched.

When a line is matched it is removed from the board making way for more jewels that fall from the top of the screen. The new jewels may also form a match and this often leads to several matches being made one after the other with potentially huge combos! Unfortunately you have no control or insight into what coloured jewels will fall into the grid so multiple matches are based on pure luck and nothing else!

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The Bejeweled 2 download can be played in four different modes which makes it damn hard for the player to get bored, I really wish they'd stuck to one I don't have a life as it is! You can play arcade mode, which consists of completing a series of levels each offering a more difficult board to match. In arcade mode a level is complete when the bar at the bottom of the screen becomes full. The bar in arcade mode increases when a match is performed. In Puzzle mode you have to clear the boards of all jewels, the boards are different in size and shape. Timed mode sees the time bar ticking down as the game progresses, each match notches the bar back up, match enough lines to fill the bar and you move on to the next level. Endless mode is perhaps the simplest, you are playing against no one but yourself, there are no time limits and no bars to fill!

There aren't many power ups available in Bejeweled 2 Deluxe but the two that exist are pretty stunning. Match a line of four jewels and you are presented with a power gem, when a power gem is matched as part of any line it explodes taking out jewels around it. Match a line of five or more and you are presented with the ultimate jewel - a Hyper Cube. The Hyper Cube when matched destroys all gems of one colour on the board. The effects given off by both the Power and Hyper cubes are pretty amazing. The Hyper Cube in particular shoots out lighting that darts around jewels on the board taking them out one by one.

The most impressive part of Bejeweled 2 Deluxe for me is the graphics. To start off with the jewels have been made to look like jewels should look -precious. Jewels differ not just in colour but in size and shape. A jewel will give off a cool springy effect when you hover over it with your mouse and also will glisten from time to time. The backgrounds to each level provide all kinds of scenery and landscaping, most give the impression they are from alien planets and thus make the game feel out of this world. The alien like backgrounds are nicely complemented by the futuristic trance type music that you never seem to tire of, yes gone are the a-typical puzzle melodies that bleed your ears! Upon completing a level you are taken through a worm-hole which leads on to the next board of jewels, this is bar far the coolest effect in the game and offers fluidity between each of the game's levels.

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The sound effects in the Bejeweled 2 game are second only to the graphics, upon matching jewels a nice shattering sound effect is given off that differs depending on how long the matched chain is. Perhaps the most enjoyable sound effect is that of the commentor who is constantly complimenting you on your game play. Match chains of jewels and he/she/it even, will call you cool, amazing and even incredible, and you never get tired of it. However it would be nice if the thing gave you encouragement when the chips are down and not just when you are on a matching high!

So are all jewels shiny, is it all futuristic frolics in Bejeweled 2 Deluxe? Or are there imperfections to be found? Like most games there are a few, I feel like I am betraying the game even mentioning them however they do get kind of annoying after a while. The first thing that bugs me about the game is the in game hints offered when no matches have been made within the last sixteen seconds. Bejeweled in arcade mode is a game of patience, I for example, will often look around for a few minutes for a four or five chain match rather than an all to easy three chain match, while doing this the board will remind you where three chain matches are available. There is no way to switch this feature off and it does feel like you are cheating in a way! The second flaw in the glistening Jewel that is Bejeweled 2 Deluxe, is you have no way of knowing when you are out of moves. If you can no longer match a sequence of jewels by swapping two around it's game over. You do have some control of this, for example I suppose you could leave a pair unmatched in the corner of the board, but it just doesn't feel right that there's no straight forward way to manage the number of matches you have left!

One question that is left unanswered is whether Bejeweled 2 Download will be available for the Mac in future. For now it is only available on Windows 2000, XP and Vista at Big Fish Games. If you are thinking about purchasing Bejeweled 2 then why not check out Bejeweled Twist as well, it offers a fascinating and exciting extension to this game.

Verdict

If you are to download and play any action or puzzle game religiously over the next month, the Bejeweled 2 game should be your ultimate choice. With gorgeous graphics and gameplay, funky sound effects, hyper music and a highscore challenge the size of everest, Bejeweled 2 full version will have you ignoring your toilet breaks and living off pizzas until you conquer every game mode.

  • Playability: 10/10
  • Graphics: 10/10
  • Originality: 9/10
  • Game Detail: 9/10
  • Addictiveness: 10/10
Final Score: 96%

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