By Damien Richard on BRIGHT HUB
The game itself is addictive but what makes it more addictive is competing against your friends. My wife and I are constantly goading each other about Bejeweled Blitz. Whether PVP'ing in WoW, console gaming or playing Bejeweled Blitz, competing against your friends always brings a whole new aspect to a game.
A list of your friends who play Bejeweled Blitz shows up on the Byright of the game board along with their high scores for the week. Bejeweled Blitz also has medals you obtain by scoring multiples of 25000. There is a different medal for each interval. The game keeps track of how many times you get each type of medal. You can see how many times you, or any of your friends, have received a medal by clicking on the yellow stars in the friends list.
Smack Talk Your Friends - Facebook Bejeweled Blitz
Another fun aspect of Bejeweled Blitz is "Jewel Jab". You can use this to post Bejeweled Blitz smack talk on the wall of anyone on your list by clicking on the blue diamond next to your friend's name. It opens a little message box called the Jewel Jabber where you can post either a personalized message or one of the pre-written messages on your friends wall with a playful cartoon gem. You can also choose which cartoon you want to send as a part of your smack talk message by using the arrows below the picture of the gem on the right.
As I stated above the concept behind the game is pretty simple, but being good at it is not. You need good eyes and a fast mouse hand, but most of all you need a bucket load of luck. The way to the highest score is to have the game play itself. This happens when you make a move that makes a row disappear, which makes another row disappear and so on. In Bejeweled this is called a cascade. Since there is a speed bonus, the more gems that disappear in one move the more points you get. Another thing to keep in mind is that you can get bonuses for creating rows larger than three.
Flame Gems, Hyper Cubes And Multipliers
These three special gems were the only special bonus gems available in the beta version of the game, so you may be familiar with them. They are all still available in the new Bejeweled Blitz along with some new gems discussed on the next page,
When you create a row of four, three of the gems disappear, one stays behind and looks like it is on fire. This one is now a "Flame Gem", known as the "Power Gem" in previous additions of the game . When you create a row of three using the Flame Gem, it blows up some of the gems surrounding the row.
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