Getting Bejeweled Blitz for free instead of paying a dollar for Bejeweled 2 + Blitz means says a lot, and then you get to play a better version after all. But still, you should wonder – sometimes the dollar you save is worth less than what you are getting. As long as you know what you are really giving up in return for that dollar, no one is going to complain for you.
Besides, Bejeweled Blitz for iPhone and iPod Touch is really loaded this time around. Many new features have been added, without the added cost to your gaming pleasure. And it is still the same old game, but pumped up to a great multimedia experience. It could be worth that dollar you save after all. So keep matching threes in the puzzle and try to beat the record this time.
The New Features on Bejeweled Blitz
The new features on Bejeweled Blitz is all part of a master plan, according to a press release by Popcap. The game is supposed to evolve either through updates or hidden easter eggs. But as it is, the app is already a sight to behold – literally.
Added to a high resolution display, Bejeweled Blitz will also support retina display – and guess for which gadget has the feature. Bejeweled Blitz is already a visual experience surpassing the original product, and along with better audio, the overall game experience is definitely going to better than the old versions.
The Blitz part of the game is responsible for most of the changes. With a time limit set to Bejeweled Blitz, the challenge is to beat everyone else for the fastest time and hold the top spot as long as you can. It is just one little trick to keep everyone playing – sheer competition. And three game modes are in Bejeweled Blitz, so there should be no lack of records to fight for in the game.
Social Network Integration
And Bejeweled Blitz is seamlessly integrated into its preferred social media network – Facebook. The game does not go through the Game Center – instead, Bejeweled Blitz goes straight to Facebook, getting all your friends to be a part of the competition. Updating the records each time is a breeze, so you always know who is on the number one position as the fastest matcher of threes.
The added audio-visual presentation of Bejeweled Blitz is there for a purpose – the more people play the game, the tighter your social media network is woven into your Internet activity.
The Rules of the Game
The rules of the game are pretty simple – even if you haven’t played the game before, all you need is a couple of tries to figure out that matching at least three gems of the same color gets the game going. The three game modes of Zen, Classic and Diamond Mine offer some variation, and as was said before, the time element is what makes Bejeweled Blitz different from the rest of the Bejeweled family.
But that is not the only thing. IAP, or In-App Purchases, add another element to the game. The rules are simple, the game competitive, but if you have enough coins from your other activities in Facebook, you can swap the coins to come to a gentleman’s agreement with the rules of the game. IAP is another alternative – you can buy some concessions from the game to get to the top spot.
It isn’t fair when money or any other currency is used to get ahead of the game, but there it is – nothing in life is fair. With the money or coins, you get the option of adding a multiplier to your Bejeweled Blitz score, making it all the more difficult for your friends to dislodge you from the top spot. In the timed events, the currencies can also be used to add several seconds to your allotted time – and added seconds mean more time to score.
Using IAP to get ahead in Bejeweled Blitz is part of the competition. That is social media network integration for you – personal relationships are sometimes about taking all the advantage you can get.
Playing the Game
Bejeweled Blitz begins with the rule of matching three gems of the same color – try to match the colors of these events. PopCap withdraws Bejeweled 2 + Blitz from the market, disregarding the one dollar income per app download.
The successor to the franchise, Bejeweled Blitz, is much better than the paid app, and is being offered in the same market for free, but with added features and support such as retina display and Facebook integration. Finally, IAP allows you a little more flexibility with the rules, even while your competition is tied down by it.
That is the scenario for Bejeweled Blitz. It is only a game, but everyone is playing.
Developed By: PopCap
Requirements: Requires iOS 3.0 or later
Compatible With: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Other OS: Android