Friday, April 8, 2011

The most addictive game ever

There's an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" called "The Game" where an alien captivates the crew with a puzzle game so it can take over the Enterprise. Everytime I play "Bejeweled 3" I think of that episode.

Hardcore gamers talk about marathon "Call of Duty" sessions where they lose a weekend to the game. However, there is no game out there more addictive than "Bejeweled."

I don't if it's the simplicity of it or the hypnotic nature of the jewels, but there is no such thing as a quick game of "Bejeweled."

Playing is relatively simple and involves lining up the same jewels in rows of three or more. The more jewels in a row, the more specialty jewels created. Plus, when several rows are made to create combinations, the game can get exciting.

"Bejeweled 3" has added a few updates from the previous edition, including graphics and fun versions of the classic game, like poker and lightning (the speed version). These additions have given the game a new feel and help it fit in with more modern games.

The game continues to infinte levels and high scores, there's no beating the game. It simply continues until there are no more moves. Players don't have to be avid gamers to play and that's one of the most appealing things about it.

It one of those games that you can turn your brain off and just play. It's great after a long stressful day.

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