Bejeweled Blitz

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Flashy – Fast gameplay – Best yet in the series
Bad
  • Nothing to chase outside of high scores
7.5

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.

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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).

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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.

Summary:

  • 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.

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Review Platform: iOS

This review was first published on December 31, 2013. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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