Bejeweled 3 review: Okay, I’m a huge PopCap Games fan. Huge. I never thought that casual games would appeal to me. I always liked complicated simulation games, action platform games, arcade fighting games, text adventures, and RPGs. Years ago I got hooked on casual games from PopCap and other companies, and I gotta say that I am blown away by a lot of them, but PopCap is still the king. I wish they would come out with more games.
I still think Plants vs Zombies is THE most addictive game from PopCap. Bookworm Adventures 1 and 2 are the ultimate word games. Peggle and Peggle Nights may very well be the flagship titles of Popcap due to its simple game mechanics, memorable characters, and depth. Zuma and Zuma’s Revenge will always be the franchise that started this craze for me.
But the hot selling Bejeweled never made me that excited. Bejeweled 1 seemed like a 1990′s Microsoft game- OK but forgettable. Bejeweled Twist was too hard for me to visualize. Bejeweled 2 was cool, but in my household, it was overshadowed, and we only played it for a few days, before moving on to the other franchises.
But Bejeweled 3? Oh, boy. For the first time, my eyes opened for Bejeweled 3 review. The graphics are pumped up for a casual game, and the music and sounds are like the latter day PopCap games, i.e. SUPER. It’s loaded with a bunch of really cool game modes, stuff to unlock, and the user has a choice of many different challenges and difficulty levels (Zen mode is for people who don’t want any stress at all.)
You know a PopCap game is good when you don’t require food, water, or sleep, and that’s what Bejeweled will do to you for around a week. When you consider that you constantly are trying to increase your rank and get rewards even after you unlock all the boards, the replay value is great, just like Peggle, PvZ, Zuma, and Bookworm. Throw in the fact that this game is dirt cheap, and you have a winner.
You can really tell how much pride the programmer and graphic design team really took in making Bejeweled 3. They really push casual gaming to the limit. Remember PopCap doesn’t want to drain resources or make games too hard- they target mainstream audiences. This game is packed.
Bejeweled 3 probably targets females slightly more than males, but it is a fun game for everyone in the family and for all ages. I’m pretty sure your kid will beat your high score.