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Bejeweled Blitz (Windows)

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Title Screen

Bejeweled Blitz

Developer: PopCap Games
Publisher: PopCap Games
Platform: Windows
Released in US: May 5, 2010


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.


The PC version of Bejeweled Blitz was the fourth game of popular match-3 puzzle series. The sequel was built directly upon this game. It had only one game mode: Blitz. The players are given only 60 seconds to score as many points as possible. The players could collect coins to buy various powerups to help increase their score. It had better graphics than its Facebook Flash game counterpart, but lacked some features such as Rare Gems or Daily Spins. Those features were promised to be added sometime in 2011. However, PopCap decided to focus on the Flash and iOS counterparts over the Windows counterpart, meaning that the Windows version was discontinued on September 7, 2011.

As with the most of PopCap's other games, this game packs most of the resources to a single file named "main.pak". You can extract the resources by using QuickBMS with this plugin.

This game has 3 known versions: 1.0.6.4034 (Initial release), 1.0.6.7260 (Most popular), and 1.0.9.7400 (Final version with new powerup selector), but as far as what's known among hackers, all unused materials are identical between versions.

Unused Graphics

This game has several unused graphics. Their purposes are unknown.

Carried over to the sequel

These graphics were carried over to the sequel, still unused.

Doom Gem

"You're lucky I'm on your side."

Possible leftover from Bejeweled Twist.

Exclusive to this game

These graphics weren't carried to the sequel.

Dragon Stone

Everything is better with dragon

Possibly a special gem that causes some effect when destroyed?

Mouse

Snackers gonna shoot him

An image of a mouse.

Snackers

It was the ultimate weapon... until that Prism showed up.

Snackers is Popcap co-founder and Bejewelled creator Jason Kapalka's cat. In the Flash version of the game, she shows up when "Cat's Eye" Rare Gem is used. None of the other Rare Gems graphics exist in the game, so this graphic was possibly intended for a plain cameo appearance, like in Bejeweled Twist.

Unused Sounds

These sound effects were later used in the sequel, but the format was converted to wav.

replay_popup.ogg

In Bejeweled Twist and Bejeweled 3's Classic modes, this sound will be played when the "Instant Replay" button appear. There's no Instant Replay button in this game.

voice_gameover.ogg

"Game Over" voice. There's only a "Time Up" voice at the end of the game.

voice_levelcomplete.ogg

"Level Complete" voice. This game has no level-based modes.

Unused Text

Recycle ideas from:
- The Alchemist
- FL Studio MiscCues
- Surreal (the old tracker song)
- Theatre Noiren bondibiisi

Music types needed:
- Classic
- Zen
- Blitz
- Various puzzle tracks?

The music file (music/Bejeweled3_suite.it) contains some notes from composer Peter "Skaven" Hajba. "The Alchemist" refers to an earlier original song of his.