Jewel Quest: The Sleepless Star
Goo, but too slow
Although it offers new features such as: untimed mode, good variety of boards, good and colorful graphics, differents levels of challenging,...is very slow, even playing it on a brand new mac pro.
The jewels take too long to fall and you have to wait them stop.
You just stares, unable to continue playing!
I like more when you can click even when they are falling.
It would be much more enjoyable if it were faster.
January 11, 2012
Great Game and very, very challenging
This game is NOT for the casual Match 3 player... I nearly tossed my keyboard at the screen a couple of times (those *%&*#$&##* monkeys!!!!)... Most difficult Match 3 I've played but very enjoyable and provides hours and hours of fun.... It's one I play for a while and then put aside for another day.... You won't be bored with this one, believe me!
March 25, 2012
A Match 3 that really gives you some challenges.
Most comments I hear about match 3 games are "not much variety, its all the same, match 3 or more of the same symbols". This is where this game is so different. All the different types of challenges like lighting fires, trapping monkeys, limited number of moves etc all keep you interested and challenged. (sometimes frustrating, those sneaky monkeys keep escaping. lol) I have played this game over and over again and never seem to get bored with it, and keep trying to better my score or speed. Definately a winner and great value for money.
November 14, 2011
Worthy addition to the Jewel Quest series
Pros: timed/untimed modes, varied challenges, good storyline
Cons: may run slowly, frustration factor
The fifth game in the Jewel Quest match 3 series features some of the M3 gameplay seen in previous JQ games along with new challenges such as boards with hidden spaces to uncover and new obstacles to defeat. This is also the first JQ M3 to offer a true untimed mode, although it must be enabled first. There are powerup artifacts to collect as you progress as well as a board ranking to earn on each board.
The storyline is played out in cutscenes in between boards and is skippable if players wish, but is very watchable. A nice feature is that the story continues to update itself in popup pictures that appear to the left of the jewel boards as they are being played, and the shape of the jewel board itself is often relevant to the part of the story depicted.
I gave 4 stars only for two things. First, there is no option to disable high detail for the graphics in the game options. It's nice that the jewels now disappear in puffs of smoke for instance, but players with older computers or those with less sophisticated graphics cards may experience slow play action on some board styles. Another is that slower players will likely find themselves getting frustrated on particular game stages that require a quick thinking/quick clicking strategy to win even in untimed mode. On the other hand, long time JQ junkies might find this installment overly easy if they play with all the help enabled. But still, it's a worthy addition to the Jewel Quest legacy.
November 20, 2011
Jewel Quest: The Sleepless Star
Excellent storyline. Beautiful graphics. A variety of boards and challenges keeps the gameplay interesting. On some boards, cutscenes are added to the left as the jewel board is being played, with the shape of the board matching the story.
When you fail several boards, you are given the artifact for untimed play, but can only earn one star while in use. Kudos to anyone who is able to earn the elusive gold star on all the chapters. I only earned gold on Chapters One-Two-Three-Four as the boards were much too challenging to earn gold on Chapters Five-Six, even with the help of the turtle (time) or bird (points).
March 5, 2012
Nice variety of boards
I really enjoyed this entry in the Jewel Quest series. This one has a lot of boards and many interesting challenges to deal with - lighting, monkeys, empty spaces etc.
The storyline appears in short scenes that can be skipped. There is an untimed mode, which I appreciate, especially with the monkeys. The graphics are good, the story is interesting. It is a fun game.
January 14, 2012
Great JQ game
If you haven't tried this one, it's a must. The regular JQ game, match 3. Has several different M3 boards, some challenging even for the most avid M3 player. Well worth buying. As far as the story line, I always skip and turn my sound way down, so that's why you only see an ok on those.
February 28, 2012
Go for Gold on this one!
Best JQ I've played so far. Good storyline, great puzzles. Went thru twice and till I got 5 stars on all puzzles! A true challenge!
January 20, 2012
Mediocre Story - Great Puzzles
The story line is really weak. Mostly they aren't great but this one is very predictable.
The puzzles are difficult enough to keep you playing.
Occasionally hangs up on exit. Using W-7.
November 29, 2012
.Very challenging this game lasts a long time.
This is a great game. I ordered it about 8 months ago and still trying to get all the levels "gold" Need more Jewel Quest games like this.
January 15, 2013