Jeweller: The Cursed Treasures
Timing not as tight as others are saying
This game is an interesting combination of match 3 and tangram, where you make matches to get the gems to complete a tangram puzzle.
Yes, it's timed, but as long as you can make matches of 4 or more, you continue to get 'spare' gems that you can drop into the box that grants extra time. I never even came close to running out of time in the dozen levels I played. The trick is to keep an eye on your time, and your spare gems, and stay on top of things.
Somehow sadly this game just didn't "catch" for me. The symbols are a little tough to distinguish, and a few times the screen would start flickering for some reason. The story is a little thin, but that's not why I play these games. I think the thing for me is that there is no reason to try for gold - no bonuses for me to purchase, nothing. Just beat the level (at gold, or silver, or whatever) and move on. Not enough to keep me pulled in, I'm afraid.
But - if you want something where you can play a few levels a day, focus intently and win and then move on with your day - I would actually recommend this game. But as always - test it first!
October 5, 2013
Changes to the Mac version?
I'm not sure if there have been any updates to the PC version of this game, but the Mac release is much newer and apparently the developers addressed some PC complaints. The Mac version has an un-timed option.
What still holds true is is a lack of adequate directions. Eventually you will see what to do, but it is not clearly stated in the "how to play" section.
At least the developers attempted something different here, but I'm not sure I will have the patience to get through it.
Sure -- give it a try.
December 24, 2013
The game itself is wonderful. It is a unique approach to match games & puzzle games. (I'm sure there is a better name than this...but). There is one idiosyncrasy. In the story part of the game...The lines of dialogue REPEAT, AND REPEAT, AND REPEAT. Either this is a ridiculous way to tell a story, or my computer is broken...just during "story time". I don't understand this part of the game. It is annoying (at least to me). I'd actually like to split my vote: 1/2 yes, and 1/2 no. I hope the game designers.. can move the story part along so we can actually play the game. I'm still confused!!!
October 3, 2014
Not fun much better match 3 games.
This is a match 3 with a puzzle element. But the opening video with text kept playing with the text along the bottom of the screen. This text continued and did not match what the "ghosts" were saying as the video progressed. I did not care for the music either.
Beyond that, the match 3 with the puzzle was an interesting element, but it did not work for me as the puzzle was part of the timing for the match 3, and you don't get puzzle pieces unless you match 4. It just felt clunky to me. Sorry.
October 4, 2013
Jeweller: the cursed treasures
I love match 3 games but with no option to play untimed its a no buy for me
October 4, 2013
time limited !!!!!
the principal vice of this game is the limited time!and that dev does not let you choose if you want it or not!try it,....and deleted it as soon as i have to begin again,again,again the same level!with no help at all!bad,bad,bad!
October 4, 2013
It starts off with a story which was fine the first time. Mine repeated 4 times and gave no instructions of how to get out of the loop. Finally found the game, read the instructions and proceeded to play. I never did figure out what I was supposed to do with the pieces of the puzzle that did not fit. Since reading the reviews, there must have been a treasure chest to put them in. I played less than half of the time and deleted the game, which is something I very seldom do. Relaxed version maybe would have helped me figure it out by trial and error.
October 5, 2013
Don't like the format
I didn't like having to break my concentration in the middle of the game to try and fit pieces of the gem together. Won't be buying this one.
December 29, 2013
Good Idea but Poorly Executed
Match3s are my favorites but good ones are hard to find. This one tries to mix M3s with a tetras type game but it functioned poorly. It paused unexpectedly & hung up repeatedly in the trial. The power ups really didn't give you much power or additional control. During the story, the subtitles didn't match the voiceover. It was just off in a lot of ways & I disliked it.
December 27, 2013
Good combo but too short
I like the combination of match 3 game with a mosaic game, but the "60 levels" are far too short. It should be 2-3 times as much content for the money.
February 1, 2014