Jewel Quest - Addictive or what!!

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  1. dbm001

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    I can't seem to stop playing Jewel Quest. I know it's got pretty mediocre graphics and sound, but this just goes to proove that looking pretty isn't everything!

    I'm still waiting for my GRAW and FN3 from HMV, so thank god this game was on live arcade!!

    Dave.
     
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    What is it?
     
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    it's a game:suicide:
     
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    I'm really enjoying it too, I must admit to cheering out loud a couple of times as well when I scraped through levels. Particually just now when I finished 5-10 (part 4) after droping down to my last life on 5-5 I thought my game was over.

    17th in the world :thumbsup: won't last I'm sure, but I don't think I've ever been that high on a game before.
     
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    I think my wife may love it too when she gets back from Australia. In fact I'd expect her to be better at it than me too, she loves doing logic puzzles and sees patterns much better and faster than I do normally.
     
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    Mine too, I had my wife playing the trial game at the weekend and she seemed to enjoy this more than Bejewelled 2. I thought it was more fun, given the fact that it becomes quite strategic trying to colour the grid gold, especially if you end up leaving one towards the bottom. Will likely pick this up, but has it got any longevity?
     
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    If you want to get the achievements, then IMO it has yes. The game changes slightly once you have completed it and you will find relic pieces half-buried in the board that you have to unearth before you can move them. I would guess a similar change will occur each time you complete it and I think you need to complete it 5 times to get all the achievements. Noggin should know better though 'cos he's nearly finished it ;)

    Noggin, don't know about 17th in the World, but your name came up on one of the levels I was on as being the no.1 top score :smashin:
     
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    Im not so sure about this game. The game screen is too small, looks poor in design (not HD) and has some shocklingly annoying music. Am i missing something?
     
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    Yes, playability :)

    I agree it looks a bit dated and the board is a tad small, but if you give it a chance it's a great little puzzler. The music changes for each stage too so it's not too bad and the achievements are well thought out to keep you playing until the end. :smashin:
     
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    Well to complete the game its 180 about levels total, Although only 36ish unique ones that you play 5 times each. So I think its alot of play for 6 quid. Especially if you have a partner that plays through it too.

    To be honest though I can't see me playing it once its complete though, so the longetivity isn't great. Still Well worth the money I feel.

    Thanks, I'll admit to having a little cheer when I first got a number 1 in the world score. I've gotten 4 or 5 so far, though I'm sure some or all of those have been beaten. It's luck more than anything to be honest.
     
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    yeah i agree it is a good puzzle game for the money, with achievements to be had more easier then that of bejewelled, a good one for us lasses too.:clap:
     
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    What is it with girls/women and puzzle games? I can play Ghost Recon for hours without interference, but as soon as the missus spots me on a puzzle, Jewel Quest in this case, its; "move that one over there", "if you'd done it this way...". I just gave her the pad and left her to it :D

    I should point out that I lost all my lives beforehand on level 5 adventurer - this game requires skill and luck, the latter was not forthcoming. Good news is you CAN continue where you left off, albeit with a zero score :( Don't think I'll be starting again from scratch so no chance of catching you Noggin ;)
     
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    Looks like I will be picking this up, especially as the wife wanted to go through the trial game yesterday evening... again!

    Click here for a good write-up from Eurogamer.
     
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    Superb wit!! Love it.

    :smashin:
     
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    I'm nearly dead myself, my confidence was riseing towards completing it but then I got 3 "no more moves" over 2 levels. As well as me not manageing a level as well. So I'm now on 4-4 or 4-5 with only 2 lives and all the hard levels still to come. So almost no chance of success.

    Nice to hear I'll be able to carry on from where I left off when I die. :thumbsup: That makes the acheivements a bit trival but with bejeweled 2's acheivements being so hard its a nice change.
     
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    How many levels does this go up to?
     
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    Can't remember exactly as there are a different number of levels in each stage, but basically there are about 35-40 levels across 5 stages. When you complete these 5 stages you go up a rank and then replay them all, with a twist... so that would be between 175 and 200 levels to get all the achievements :smashin:
     
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    Ahh excellent, replay the same levels with a slight twist. But of a cheeky way to extract longevity but when a game is this fun I don't mind! :D
     
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    It is good fun yes, but if lady luck buggers off during stage 5 then some of those levels can be really unfuriating! :D
     
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    I'm pretty sure its 36 unique levels and 180 total levels.

    The first 36 are a normal board
    The next are is the same but has 4-10 peices that can't be moved untill they are matched.
    The following 36 are a normal board again but with cursed relics. Black circles that if you match them remove the gold colour they are on so you have to turn it gold again. Matching these from a combo rather than than manually matching them doesn't have the same penalty.
    The next 36 don't have the cursed relics but when you first make a match the board turns silver, you then have to match a second time to make it gold.
    The final 36 are a combination of the second and 3rd sets. Unmovable peices till you match them and cursed relics (they seem alot more frequent here too)
     
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    agreed, if the peices are in the right place to start with the level can be 10 times easier than if they arn't. Dieing about 5 moves into a level with a "no more moves" feels frustrating and unfair too.
     
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    Yeah, it just proves it is unfair when I replayed the same board after losing all my lives and did it first go with plenty of time to spare... nature of the beast I suppose... :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm really liking this demo. Certainly going to buy the full game
     

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