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Thursday, October 5, 2006

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Bejeweled For iPod Reviewed
7:20 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Pocket Gamer has posted a review of Bejeweled, one of several games recently released for the iPod. To win at Bejeweled players must match gems of the same color in groups of three or more. Pocket Gamer gave the game a score of 5 out of 10.

From the review:

While Bejeweled has made it to iPod intact, the controls are so wildly unsuited to the game that you're left with an experience that's just frustrating, particularly if you've enjoyed the game on other platforms.

You're playing against a time limit, and here's where the problem begins. Bejeweled requires you to move around the screen quickly and accurately. Yet in the iPod version, you move the cursor with the iPod's scrollwheel, which only lets you move right and left. In other words, to get from the top left gem on the screen to the bottom right involves moving through every single other gem, row by row.

Speed isn't so much a problem, as the cursor moves fast. But accuracy suffers, as you'll need hair-trigger control of the wheel to end up on the jewel you want without a bit of jiggling about. On early levels this isn't a problem in terms of the gameplay, but as time levels diminish, it gets increasingly annoying.

The full review can be found by clicking on the link below.

Pocket Gamer: Bejeweled Review

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