I’m a huge Bejeweled fan and if you haven’t heard of Bejeweled you’ve been living under a rock, with no Internet. (Remember you can get the Internet everywhere now so you have to spell that stuff out.)
For the uninitiated, or those who plainly do not care (so why are you still reading?!), Bejeweled came out in it’s first edition some eight years ago. The brainchild of Jason Kapalka and a few of his friends over at PopCap the game was first called Diamond Mine and was purely a Flash-based game back then.
I got really addicted to Bejeweled 2 which featured more polished graphics over the crude, low-gfx first version. Today I play Bejeweled 2 on my XBox, my iPhone and occasionally fire it up on my PC when I need to refresh my brain. (For those days I run out of Brawndo!)
If you want to know how popular Bejeweled is world wide consider this; in the eight years it’s been around, addicts like myself have dropped around $300 million – and more than 6 billion hours – on the first and second game. Consider those numbers for a while. Now, on to Bejeweled Twist!
According to developers PopCap’s been developing Bejeweled Twist for 3 freakkin’ years. This better be a smashing hit because Twist will have some amazingly large shoes to fill.
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!
Some screen shots of the new gem.
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Memory: 256 (minimum); 512+ (recommended) MB RAM
Processor: 1.2GHz MHz or faster
DirectX: 8 (minimum); 9.0c+ (recommended)
Internet: Internet connection is required to register both the download and CD-ROM versions of the game
So what are you waiting for?! Head over to PopCap and download the new demo.