Metacritic (Xbox): 68/100
Release: Apr 2010
Want a matching puzzle game that you can play on just about every platform you own? Welcome to Bejeweled Blitz the game developed by PopCap that is available just about everywhere.
The game grew rapidly as a Facebook game and eventually was released on other platforms after its huge success. Bejeweled Blitz is similar to other games that carry the Bejeweled title except the game is focused more on multipliers and speed compared to other iterations of the series.
In Bejeweled Blitz players have only a minute to acquire the highest score possible with the leaderboard and high score system encouraging players to continue playing to beat their best scores and that of their friends. The game grid uses an 8×8 game board where various coloured and shaped gems will appear to be matched in groups of 3 or more.
If you are able to connect 4 or more gems together of the same type you’ll get special bonus gems which can help you clear large sections of gems at once or provide a huge score boost. Obviously this makes achieving matches of this kind a key element to achieving the highest scores possible.
Bejeweled Blitz is all about speed as well though with the ability for players to match gems as fast as they can without restriction (previous games would require matches to be removed from the game board before a new one can be initiated).
Bejeweled Blitz also makes use of a Blazing Speed meter which unlocks when players match enough gems within a certain time period, resulting in increased scoring opportunities.
If you aren’t a puzzle gamer that likes things to be fast paced you can tackle the game in a classic mode (depending on the platform) which swaps the gameplay around to be focused on moves instead.
- A classic series is revived and offers plenty of new life.
- Test yourself against your friends and yourself.
- A fast paced and quick experience offering gameplay in minute chunks.
- Plenty of flashy events make the game an exciting affair.
- Play on a large range of platforms.
- Official Website
- Play Bejeweled Blitz (Facebook)
- Get Bejeweled Blitz (iOS)
- Get Bejeweled Blitz (Android)
- Buy Bejeweled Blitz Live (Xbox Marketplace)