Bejeweled 3 is a tile-matching puzzle video game developed and published by PopCap Games. It is the fifth game of the Bejeweled series. The game was released as a download for Windows and Mac on December 7, 2010, later being ported to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One through the Backward Compatibility Program, Nintendo DS, iOS, Android, Java ME, and Windows Phone. It features four new game modes, as well as the four standard ones from Bejeweled and Bejeweled 2.
The core objective of Bejeweled 3 is similar to the previous installments in the series. Players swap any on-screen gem with an adjacent one to form chains of three or more gems of the same color. When this occurs the gems disappear and new randomly generated gems fall from above to fill up the empty space. If these falling gems land into another three-or-more pattern, a chain reaction known as a cascade is caused. Unlike earlier versions, players can now match other gems during a cascade.
The game features new sound effects and the ability to match more than one set of gems at one time (a feature that debuted in Bejeweled Blitz). Bejeweled 3 also has a badge system that functions as an achievement tracker and an additional set of goals for the player to complete.
In most versions of Bejeweled 3, players can play eight different game modes, each with different objectives. Four of these game modes were new to the series and four are recurring gameplay types in the Bejeweled franchise. The Java ME port of Bejeweled 3 only has 4 modes, the 2 standard modes Classic and Lightning and the 2 secret modes Diamond Mine and Butterflies. The full eight modes of Bejeweled 3 are:
Screenshots from the game Bejeweled 3
System requirements Bejeweled 3 for Mac Os:
- Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
- Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or later
- Memory: at least 1 GB
- Free disk space: 320 Mb