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DFG Exclusive Review Summary
A superior game, one of the very best in its category.
- Extremely addictive
- Easy to learn and easy to play
- Several modes that provide different challenges
- Hints available if you get suck
- Repetitive gameplay
- No option to set difficulty
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe - New, Improved, and Even Better Than the Original!
Could Bejeweled possibly get any better? Here's your answer! Bejeweled 2 Deluxe has all the best features of Bejeweled, and much more!
The basic game remains the same: swap two adjacent gems to match three or more in a row or column and make them disappear. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white - there are seven vibrantly colored types of jewels.
Fun, fast-paced, and addicting, Bejeweled 2 Deluxe will dazzle you!
4 Great Game Modes Including 2 All-New Ones!
Bejeweled 2 is packed with fun and value and includes the following modes:
- Classic mode gives you the simplest way to play Bejeweled 2 Deluxe. It's just like the original Bejeweled!
- In Action mode, race against a timer. Successful moves add precious seconds, but if you take too long, game over!
- For a more relaxed game, try out Endless mode, which is exactly like it sounds - endless! Play a marathon game of Bejeweled 2 Deluxe and defy your friends to beat your high score.
- Last but not least, Puzzle mode presents you with a variety of increasingly challenging brain-busters. Clear all the gems to solve the puzzle and move on to bigger and better ones!
Extremely Addictive Gameplay
Anyone who has played Bejeweled knows how catchy and entertaining it is. It's simplicity is so fun and a tremendous way to provide stress or a cure for boredom.
Never played Bejeweled? No Problem! Bejeweled 2 Deluxe includes simple, easy instructions which show you how to play each game type.
New features to Bejeweled 2 - Match 4 gems in a row and you get an exploding Power Gem, while 5 in a row creates a Hyper Cube, which can clear the board of an entire color! For extra points, clear multiple sets at once and spark cascading chain reactions.
Stretch your mind and think in new ways to create matches, combos, and huge point bonuses!
Attractive Colors and Vivid Animations
Brought to life with crisp, clear graphics, every aspect of Bejeweled 2 Deluxe looks great, but there's a lot more here than meets the eye at first glance.
As you move through levels in each mode, you'll be transported to many distant alien planets by a time and space warp. View breathtaking natural backdrops of mountains, beaches, and starry skies as you play the game!
Children and Adults Alike Can Enjoy Bejeweled 2 Deluxe!
The combination of vibrant color and fast-paced gameplay in Bejeweled 2 Deluxe can fascinate players of all ages for hours at a time. It's a great family game, so be sure to let someone else have a chance once in a while!
If that's not enough, all-new in-game music adds to your experience.
This is One Excellent Game
Bejeweled 2 really is the complete package for a fun, easy to learn and highly addictive game experience.
Whether you're a fan of the original or just love puzzle games in general, Bejeweled 2 Deluxe might just be perfect for you - there's only one way to find out! See for yourself all this game has to offer and download Bejeweled 2 Deluxe today! Bejeweled 3 has also recently been released.
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe Review
Review by Brandon
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe is a delightful puzzle game in which you must match gems in a line to form a group of three or more. The simple gameplay and controls makes it something that would be a great choice for anyone to play. There are several games modes available right away for some variety, as well as a handful of hidden game modes to unlock. Bejeweled 2 Deluxe is an incredibly addictive game that can keep you playing for hours at a time.
In Bejeweled 2 Deluxe, you have a grid that is full of different types of gems. Your goal is to match three or more of one gem type in a horizontal or vertical line. You must do this by swapping gems with one another. Swapping gems can only be done between two gems at a time, and causes them to switch positions if the swap will create a match. You can swap a gem with another gem that is directly above, below, to the left, or to the right of it. It might sound a bit complicated, but it's fairly simple in practice.
Matching more than three gems at once can give special gems, such as a power gem for a match of four that explodes and destroys other gems. A lot of strategy can come into play in trying to get larger matches, or create several matches with one move.
Gradually Increasing Difficulty
While Bejeweled 2 Deluxe does contain levels, there is little difference between them. All levels are just a random selection and placement of gems on the game grid (except for Puzzle Mode). A different background or slightly higher difficulty are the only real changes from level to level.
4 Different Game Modes
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe comes with four modes available to you from the start. You choose between Classic Mode, Action Mode, Puzzle Mode, or Endless Mode. In Classic Mode, matches you make fill a bar at the bottom of the screen. Once you fill the bar, you advance to the next level (which needs even more matches to fill the bar). Action Mode is where you must be quick, because you only have a limited amount of time to play. Matches in this mode will increase the time before the game ends.
The Puzzle Mode provides a variety of different puzzle to complete by skillfully matching gems. Endless Mode lives up to its name, with an endless gameplay experience in which you can never run out of moves or time. The are an additional four hidden game modes unlocked through playing the first four modes that add even more challenge and complexity.
Modes Fit a Wide Range of Puzzle Players
While Bejeweled 2 Deluxe does not provide multiple difficulty levels, the different modes can provide a variety of challenges. Newer or less-skilled players could play the Endless Mode, in which they don't have to deal with the possibility of running out of moves or time. Players looking for something a bit more challenging, or something that requires a lot of thought could find it in the Puzzle Mode. Players wanting something fast-paced that will keep them on the edge of their seat will enjoy Action Mode.
On top of the separate modes, there is always the option to receive a hint (at the cost of points) if you get stuck and can't find a match to make. Even without a difficulty setting, the game does a good job of providing something for players of all skill levels.
Easy to Learn and Play
Like many other similar games, the controls for Bejeweled 2 Deluxe are simple. The only thing you need to do in the game is swap gems, which can be done via clicking the mouse. The game gives you a quick explanation and demonstration on how to swap gems and create matches before you start playing.
As with many other matching puzzle games, the graphics in Bejeweled 2 Deluxe are not the most amazing thing you've ever seen. However, the simple nature of the game means that you don't need cutting-edge or over-the-top visuals. Likewise, the music and sound effects won't be part of any soundtrack of the year. At the same time, they are a net positive for the game.
Repetitive But That May Be a Good Thing
Despite the various modes you can choose from, the game can become repetitive as you constantly swap gems over and over again. This part never changes, regardless of the mode in which you play. The game can also be surprisingly addictive, bringing you back to play again and again. As a result, Bejeweled 2 Deluxe is a game that you can play anywhere from a few minutes to hours at a time.
Conclusion - An Addictive Gem
Whether you absolutely love puzzle and matching games or have never touched them before, Bejeweled 2 Deluxe is an excellent game to play. The simple gameplay and controls make it an easy game to learn and get into, while the different modes offer a wide variety of challenges to take on. It can be a bit repetitive, but it can also be extremely addicting. Bejeweled 2 Deluxe is a worthwhile game for anyone to play.
See highlights from the game including the different game modes, power gems, and more.
- Bejeweled 2 was first released on November 5, 2004 for the PC.
- It was developed by the Seattle-based company, PopCap Games.
- This is the second official game in the Bejeweled series, with the rest consisting of Bejeweled, Bejeweled 3, Bejeweled Twist and Bejeweled Blitz.
- PopCap is famous for producing many other creative and award-winning casual games like Plants vs. Zombies, Rocket Mania and Peggle.
- The game can be played on Windows, Mac, Palm OS, Playstation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Windows Mobile platforms, Android, iPhone and even on just a browser.
- Bejeweled 2 won 'Mobile Game of the Year' for the 2008 Golden Joystick Awards.
- By the end of 2012, more than 500 million copies of Bejeweled games have been sold and downloaded.