Get ready to match up some jewels in Bejeweled 3. This game features four interesting game play modes: classic, zen, lighting, and quest. In classic mode, you play the original game in untimed mode. Zen mode includes relaxing modes as you play the game, such as breath mediation, ambient sounds, mantras, and binaural beats. The designers did a good in creating the relaxing modes in zen mode; they really do relax you as you play the game. In lighting mode, you play with a timer, and you can collect time gems for bonus rounds. This mode takes some practice to get a good score, but it is pretty fun. Quest mode features forty different challenging mini games. There is a good variety of mini-games in this mode, with each of them requiring a different task to complete. For instance, in one mini-game you have to clear 120 gems in 20 moves. In another mini-game you have to uncover 3 buried treasures before time runs out. My favorite mini-game is the one where you have to clear the 120 gems, mostly because it's fun to figure out the perfect strategy to beat this mini-game. To me, the best modes to play are the quest and zen modes. The classic mode is too plain, and would be alot better with more powerups, like double score and bonuses. Classic mode does have a few powerups, like flame gems formed from making four gems of the same color. Another nice power up is a star gem, which is formed by making two intersecting matches. Zen mode is good to play if you're feeling stressed; after playing this mode for twenty minutes you will be in a more relaxing mood. Bejeweled 3 is a pretty fun game with nice game modes, but I find that Jewel Match 3 has better gameplay to it.
September 24, 2013