Developer: Pop Cap
Available Platforms: PlayStation 3
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Bejeweled 2 is a puzzle game developed by Pop Cap Games. It was originally a PC game but it has been ported to the PS3, so it hasn’t really changed much. Bejeweled 2 will end up costing you $9.99.
In Bejeweled 2 you have to destroy gems to earn points, and each level requires a certain number of points to move on. To destroy a gem you must match three of the same color in a row. There are also special gems that you get for matching four, or five gems in a row that will either explode, or destroy all the gems of that color.
There are some other modes, most notably Puzzle mode. In Puzzle mode you are given a stack of gems, that you have to destroy, but there is only one way to do it. Puzzle mode had the most appeal to me because each level was actually different, unlike classic mode where you replay the same thing over and over again with differing backgrounds.
The most impressive part of the game for me was the graphics, I would play through a level just so I could watch the little time warp animation. It was a really good port, I didn’t notice any real big issues with the controls or the gameplay. Another plus was that it was Bejeweled 2 which is a surprising addictive game.
The only real problem I had with the game was that I wasn’t playing it on a computer with a mouse. It did get a little irratating having to click around so much just to get to the right gem. Other than that I loved this game, it was a very well executed port, and it could only have been better if it was on a computer.
I would recommend this to anybody who played and enjoyed Bejeweled 2, but if you have played Bejeweled Twist I would suggest you stay away from it, because the gameplay is a lot slower in this than in Twist.