“Jewel Quest” is a puzzle game with an nice interface, which recreates a magic jewel quest journal, in which an ancient manuscript proclaims: “Align the relics you can see, across or down in groups of three. Turn all squares to solid gold, the path to riches will soon unfold”, and that’s pretty much what you have to do in the game.
The objective of “Jewel Quest” is to create matches of three-in-a-row (or more) tiles, on the boar provided, by swapping the tiles with your mouse. When you create the match, those tiles become into gold and are filled up with new jewels. Sometimes, the new jewels will create new matches triggering a chain reaction, which is great since you get more points and progress faster. You have to turn all the tiles into gold in order to finish the level.
You have to complete the board before the time is over. Otherwise, you’ll lose a life from the five with which you start playing.
When you first enter the game, you’ll see the welcome screen with the following options on it:
- Player: after you create one or more players, they’ll be saved. When you enter into this submenu, you’ll be asked for a name as a new player. It’s possible to have a list of different players and record their performance. This way, you can play home tournaments with family and friends.
- Start: this option leads you to the first level of the game and you’ll be seeing the introduction to the level.
- Options: this is the menu from which you can set some game options like, sound volume, music volume, full screen.
- Quit: no further explanation required.
- Rules: it leads you to a card-styled help.
When you’re playing the game, you can always click on the Menu button to access to a pop-up menu with these options:
- Rules: to go to see the help.
- Options: to open the options menu commented before.
- Main Menu: to leave the game and go back to the menu.
- High Scores: to see the best records.
- Replay Any Board: to replay the board you choose.
- Restart Board: to start all over again in the current board.
- Unpause: you go back to the game.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. Also, you can try it online, without the need of downloading the setup file. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.95 dollars, right from the Oberon Media Game Center, on the Web.
About the system requirements, is not that big computer that you need to run this game. Take a look to the list:
- RAM: 32MB or more
- Windows XP/Vista
- DirectX: Version 7.0 or higher
- Easy to learn how to play the game using the rules
- Affordable price
- Nice interface and animations
- It’s available only in English
- Not a multiplayer game
- Use on network not supported