Those whacky developers at Popcap Games have released another
frustratingly addictive and equally entertaining puzzle game.
Bejeweled Twist is dubbed a casual game which means it can be played
by all types of people and not just gamers and this latest
incarnation is no exception to the rule.
Based on the original Bejeweled game where players must match
certain colours and gems together, the “twist” to Bejeweled Twist is
that the player can now rotate or “twist” the pieces. As you rotate
these pieces, you get a true sense of satisfaction when you
successfully complete the level and it's ironic how entertaining and
addictive this game is. It's simplicity is the key!
However as you progress, so does the difficulty and speed of the
game which does become quite frustrating, albeit in a good type of
way. Once again, these casual games from Popcap are a difficult
genre to review, probably because of the straightforward and
simplistic nature of the title, however they thoroughly entertaining
The control system of the game is the mouse which is used to twist
and rotate these pieces in order to unlock the current puzzle. For
instance, by clicking on the gem, it will twist to another colour
which can then be linked to the same colour. In laymen's terms,
Bejeweled could be considered the Escher game of Tetris.
The best part of the gameplay is that Bejeweled Twist can be played
for a short amount of time, like a few minutes or a thorough gaming
session of hours upon hours and another key feature is the
replayability which means you could be playing this game almost
forever.The game boasts a great scoring system as well which allows
the gamer to either beat their high scores or other gamers and add
in some special items such as bombs and this gives the game an extra
level of excitement.
Graphically, Bejeweled Twist is a rather colourful and cartoon-esq
looking game that will keep most gamers, both casual and the like
glued to their screen. Of course the star of the series are the
colourful gems themselves that move well with the gaming environment
and the player. Although the sound effect and music department is a
little lacking, it’s probably a good move for Popcap as it does not
ensure the player gets distracted but allows you to become fully
immersed into this addictive world of puzzles.
you are a fan of the series, than this is another game for you and
even if you have never played it and would like to “play” something
different, than we could happily recommend this strange puzzle game.
It’s fun, it’s frustrating and it’s fantastic!