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Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:54 am
by Megamixer
Never played one of these games before but I've recently become semi-addicted to the Facebook version. It's like pure crack, I can't stop playing it.

Don't suppose there's a DS version available by any chance...?

:)

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:05 am
by Smurph
No, but Zoo Keeper is basically exactly the same. Bye bye free time!

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:15 am
by Nienna
Thats the beggining of the end for you. It starts with one game and before you know it you can't go through your day to day life without facebook games. :wink:

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:19 am
by batman877
Smurph wrote:No, but Zoo Keeper is basically exactly the same. Bye bye free time!
Actually there is - it's just been released in the US.

You could also try 'Jewel Quest' on the DS which is a blatant rip off - it's basic but very addictive.

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:24 am
by CraigGrannell
I'd say Zoo Keeper > Bejeweled,

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:55 am
by Smurph
batman877 wrote:
Smurph wrote:No, but Zoo Keeper is basically exactly the same. Bye bye free time!
Actually there is - it's just been released in the US.

You could also try 'Jewel Quest' on the DS which is a blatant rip off - it's basic but very addictive.
Shh. :wink:

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:59 am
by Antiriad2097
Jewel Quest is the better of them, with a vague sense of upgrading and special weapons for your 'character' such as it is.

After a while you do realise (as with all these games) it cheats like mad at higher levels.

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:16 pm
by Megamixer
I'm playing it again...damnit.

On a similar note of time-wasting addictive games, did that DS version of Peggle ever actually get released?

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:52 pm
by MikeHaggar
Released in the US.

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:32 pm
by Freestyler
Megamixer wrote:Never played one of these games before but I've recently become semi-addicted to the Facebook version. It's like pure crack, I can't stop playing it.

Don't suppose there's a DS version available by any chance...?

:)
Get Bejewelled 2 on Live Arcade! It's fabulous! 8)
Just don't for the LIFE of you try to get any of the Achievements. It's virtually impossible.

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:17 pm
by JetSetWilly
There is as well Cradle of Rome and Cradle of Egypt, which I've become addicted to on the DS. Both play the same as Bejeweled, great fun to play and become fiendish later on.

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:47 pm
by nokgod
I must admit i play Bejeweled 2 Deluxe on the PC almost daily. :oops:

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:03 pm
by JazzFunk
After getting 'hooked' on DS Puzzle Quest whilst doing a night shift at work, and becoming a 'victim' of it, let me just say that in terms of drugs, it is comparable to cigarettes - highly addictive, vaguely enjoyable yet never really offering a 'high' worth experiencing, for all the ill effects it possesses (in this case total repetition, a bad waste of good time that could be spent playing something more epic and worthy, and the nagging frustration you get when you realise you've spent 18 hours playing it and that not only is the CPU a massive cheater, the game is ALWAYS the same and the overall enterprise will fill only your soul in the same way that those 'celebrity laps' on Top Gear do.)

"WINNERS DON'T USE PUZZLE QUEST"

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:04 am
by hydr0x
There's plenty of clones on the DS, the best probably being Zoo Keeper. Others are 7 Wonders 1+2, Jewel Quest, Jewel Match and Cradle of Rome/Egypt. There's probably a few dozen more than that :lol:

Re: Bejewelled - how I hate you

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:02 am
by Freestyler
Some of these games (Puzzle Quest, Puzzle Quest: Galactrix etc.) suffer from the most unimaginably cheating AI you've ever seen.
It can swing from insanely easy to utterly rock-solid hard, even during the same game.

Not least is the fact that the AI seems extraordinarily "Lucky" just when it needs to be, and can wipe you out with a single move that you couldn't possibly have seen coming. Even if you were seconds away from victory.