Bejeweled Blitz (Windows)
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.
This game has 3 known versions: 184.108.40.20634 (Initial release), 220.127.116.1160 (Most popular), and 18.104.22.16800 (Final version with new powerup selector), but as far as what's known among hackers, all unused materials are identical between versions.
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.
Possible leftover from Bejeweled Twist.
Exclusive to this game
These graphics weren't carried to the sequel.
Possibly a special gem that causes some effect when destroyed?
An image of a mouse.
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.
These sound effects were later used in the sequel, but the format was converted to wav.
"Game Over" voice. There's only a "Time Up" voice at the end of the game.
"Level Complete" voice. This game has no level-based modes.
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.
|The Bejeweled series|
|Windows||Bejeweled Twist • Bejeweled Blitz • Bejeweled 3|