Bejeweled Twist

Bejeweled Twist

Bejeweled Twist

The World's #1 Puzzle Game!
Welcome to a brilliant new way to p-lay Bejeweled! Get set for a vivid sensory rush as you spin and match explosive gems for shockwaves of fun. Rotate jewels freely to set up electrifying combos, outwit obstacles, and blast high-voltage gems. Rev up with a strategic challenge or just relax in the gem-spinning zone. Any way you play, you'll find endless ways to win!

  • Use the revolutionary Gem Rotator to move gems around and make matches anywhere on the board
  • Relax, rev up, refocus or recharge in four game modes- Classic, Zen, Challenge and Blitz!
  • Clear away Locks and Bombs for magnificent bonuses
  • Create Flame and Lightening power gems, then blast them to smithereens just because you can
  • Relieve your best moves with Instant Replay and see where you rank on the high-score list
  • Start playing quickly and easily with in-game tips
  • Enjoy eye-popping graphics and special effects… you've never seen Bejweled like this before!

    PopCap games, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, has introduced an irresistible innovation in its flagship Bejeweled franchise. Bejeweled Twist, the first new Bejeweled title in almost four years, put a completely new spin on the top-selling puzzle game that PopCap pioneered eight years ago. Featuring a revolutionary new style of play and production values unrivalled by any other casual game, Bejeweled Twist is distributed by Mindscape, a leading Australian consumer software publisher and distributor, and is available now in Australian retail stores.

    Bejeweled is the most popular casual game franchise of the 21st century, with more than 350 million copies downloaded and over 25 million units sold. And Bejeweled Twist is already winning over fans of the original Bejeweled and Bejeweled 2: 'There's no doubt this is the world's greatest casual video game', declared Cindy Robertson, who wrote, published and sells a strategy game for Bejeweled 2 under the pen name Julia Gemstone. 'PopCap has done it again… Bejeweled Twist provides thousands of hours of fun for anyone. If Bejeweled is hot chocolate, Bejeweled Twists is a double mocha latte!'

    "It took considerably more time, more money and more people than the original Bejeweled, but we feel it was worth every ounce of that effort', said Jason Kapalka, chief creative officer and co-founder of PopCap, and co-creator of all three Bejeweled titles. 'We promised ourselves we'd come up with something really new for 'the next Bejeweled' and we must have gone through at least a hundred ideas before settling on the 'twist mechanic' in the new game.'

    Bejeweled Twist removes the barriers of traditional match-3 games. Instead of swapping adjacent jewels to make a set, players rotate an entire 2x2 block of gems clockwise in an effort to create a line of three or more gems of the same type. Further, in Bejeweled Twist players don't have to make a match with every move- instead they can freely rotate gems anywhere on the board, allowing far greater liberty of movement and vastly increased strategic freedom to plan combinations, cascades and chains.

    New Features of Bejeweled Twist:
    Virtually every aspect of Bejeweled Twist is new and different from the previous iterations of Bejeweled including:
  • Stunning visual and audio effects- the highest production values- high- definition imagery, subtle audio effects and a custom-composed soundtrack
  • Endless rewards- instant replays bonus multipliers, stats and rankings
  • Deep play- the more you play, the more you'll discover new ways to play
  • All-new elements- new gem types, obstacles, challenges, and modes of play.

    New Special Gems:
  • Flame gems are created by matching four gems of the same kind at once. When matched with like-coloured gems, these fiery jewels explode.
  • Lightening gems are created by matching five gems of the same kind. When matched, they fire bolts of explosive destruction in four directions at once.
  • Fruit gems are rare but powerful gems that can only be created by making lots of consecutive matches to max out the chain meter. When the chain meter reaches its zenith, one gem on the grid is transformed into a special Fruit gem, which, when matched, vaporizes all like-coloured gems, among other powerful effects.

    New Obstacles:
  • Bomb gems: These appear in later stages of the game and count down with every move you make. Eliminate them via matches or adjacent explosions from Flame or Lightening gems before they reach zero; if you don't, only the last-minute disarm spinner can save you.
  • Locked gems: Locked gems can still be matched, but they can't be moved. Break free of them with like-coloured matches and special gems.
  • Coal: These inert rocks can hamper your ability to match gems, but they deliver a sparkly surprise when you burst them open with Flame or Lightning gems!

    Four Game Modes:
    Classic and Zen is available from the start - unlock the other modes as you progress:
  • Classic: The essential version of the game, Classic features Bomb gems that tick down to a deadly detonation. You need to clear them before they hit zero!
  • Zen: More relaxation exercise than a puzzle. Explore dozens of alien worlds as you hone your gem-matching skills without the pressure of obstacles or time.
  • Blitz: This timed mode is perfect for both hardcore arcade players and those who only have a few minutes to spare.
  • Challenge: Challenge mode offers a dozen separate puzzle worlds, each with seven levels of difficultly and a final infinite stage. For the serious problem-solver.

    From PCs and Macs, Playstations and Xbox consoles to mobile phones, PDAs, iPods and iPhones, Bejeweled is available for more than a dozen devices and platforms. More than 350 million copies of Bejeweled/Bejeweled 2 have been downloaded from the Web, accounting for nearly a third of the 1 billion-plus downloads of all PopCap titles. Tens of millions of copies of Bejeweled have been installed on mobile phones worldwide, and more than 25 million units of the game have been sold across all platforms, amounting to over $300 million in consumer spending over the history of the game. The Bejeweled franchise has been enjoyed for more than 6 billion hours by consumers worldwide.

    PopCap Games: is the leading multi-platform provider of 'casual games'- easy-to-play yet utterly entertaining and addictive bran food enjoyed by players young and old, male and female. PopCap's games have been downloaded more than 200 million times by consumers world-wide, and its flagship title Bejeweled has sold more than 10 million units across all platforms.

    Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 200 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver B>C., Dublin, Ireland and Shanghai. Its timeless games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics PopCap's games are played on the Web, desktop computers, myriad mobile device (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only casual games developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including Web portals, retail stores, consoles, mobile phones and MP3 players.

    Mindscape: is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of productivity, kids games and reference software for the PC, Mac, DS and Wii platforms. The company publishes and distributes a rich portfolio of award-winning products including Broderbund, Crazy Chicken, Encyclopedia Britannica, eGames, Hoyle Games, IMSI, Legacy Family Tree, Legacy Interactive, Mindscape's Brain Trainer, Animal and TV Games, Nancy Drew, Noddy, Nunance, The Learning Company, Playfirst, PopCap, Punch, Thomas & Friends, Roxio and Zoner. Mindscape is a publicly listed company on the Paris Stock Market- Alternext since December 2007.

    Mindscape is Australia's #1 Consumer Software Publisher and Distributor for Creative Edutainment, Family Games, Personal Interest and Reference software.

    Item Code:E106682
    UPC Code:9338671003534

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