Jewel Quest Heritage
All Jewel Boards, All the Time
If you like playing Jewel Boards as much as I do, this is the game for you. There are no pesky puzzles, no hidden objects, just a long quest through the history of the Pack family and every sort of Jewel Board imaginable, ranging from simple, through very hard. The first time through, it seemed a little long, the second time, and I made it more difficult by refusing the additional time offered, it just ended too soon!
Going to give it a rest now and play a few other games then come back and tackle the expert mode.
July 14, 2012
I could not stop playing!! Wow, some of the levels were really hard! I loved it though. If they hadn't given unlimited time after about an hour of trying over and over, I never would have finished some of the puzzles. Those monkeys were a challenge. I'm glad I bought it. The only negative thing I can say is that it frequently slows down and once or twice even shut down altogether. Maybe I need to uninstall and reinstall in to fix the problem.
June 22, 2012
The BEST JQ game
I enjoy most of the JQ games but this one especially, it has a great variety of boards with levels of difficulty that range from reasonable to insane at times.
Although I had to leave the game many times due to frustration at not being able to complete a level I always came back once refreshed ready to do battle again.
PLEASE can we have more like this.
January 10, 2013
Best Jewel quest so far
Loved this one. A good variety of game types and more difficult than the earlier versions made this much more interesting to play. The downside is the squirmingly cheesy story line but it is easy to skip this. Can it actually be turned off anywhere? Expert levels are fun and challenging. More of the same please, but without the awful narrative.
July 10, 2013
Match 3/Hidden Objects
Love Love Love Big Fish Games!
May 20, 2013
Great game that lasts forever
I play a lot of match 3 and this game is a great value.......it goes on forever and is challenging and fun.
May 18, 2013
Believe it or not this is the first game I played from the Jewel Quest series. As I am back tracking now to play the whole series, I can say that this is one of the best. It is challenging, frustrating but also tons of fun. I admit I really don't pay too much attention to the story line, but the boards kept me engaged. All sorts variety between boards and different types of challenges make it impossible to step away from. The only negative is that you can't make any moves while jewels are dropping, this gets frustrating when playing with timer, but I am fairly certain the timer stops during this time as well. This game is also very re-playable so a sound investment for sure.
January 4, 2013
My Absolute Favorite M3 Game
I have played this game three times and loved it each time. I love the challege of each board. Once I start playing this, I do not want to play any of my other games until this is finished! Please make more like this one.
December 5, 2012
Most difficult game I ever have played
I have been a fan of the Jewel Quest games for years now and this is by far the mor fun and the most difficult game I have played yet! Great graphics, love how they mix up the different kinds of puzzles, storyline is cute.
Even when you beat the game you have played so many puzzles you can replay the entire game and not remember how you did it in the first place! I highly reommend this to puzzle lovers!
November 5, 2012
Want a challenge? Here it is...
Pros: Well thought out M3 gameplay, variety of obstacles and challenges
Cons: Boring storyline, high level of difficulty
Rupert Pack has had the Golden Jewel Board seized from his museum by archenemy Sebastian Grenard, and Pack's latest odyssey takes him through his family's ancestral tree to obtain the evidence Pack needs for the legal fight to get the Jewel Board back. And somehow, playing a lot of other jewel boards is involved while Pack meets various people in the process of doing his research. ;) This is about all you really need to know of the actual storyline of the game, which pops up in short videos periodically throughout the game and is augmented by commentary from the various characters Pack meets in between playing each jewel board. It's an interesting premise, but isn't all that well done. I found myself hitting the Skip button after viewing about six of the commentaries.
However, the M3 gameplay itself is fantastic. Besides the swap style M3 seen in previous JQ games, there are two new modes of gameplay--limited jewels and what the game calls "swaps mode" which is actually limited moves. There are a multitude of obstacles encountered as the game progresses that are not commonly seen in other M3 games and will require a well thought out strategy to beat. If you manage to complete the game, expert mode unlocks to give you even more challenges. The playing time is very long--it took me over 3 months to complete the game on my first run through it and I played every day--and the level of challenge gives it a high level of replayability. The backgrounds and music are soothing and appropriate to the game and not overly distracting.
I gave 4 stars because this game is definitely NOT for M3 beginners. Although it has an untimed option of sorts, it is not a true untimed mode that can be selected from the game options. The level of challenge will be a love/hate thing for most if not all as the later stages of expert mode will try the skills and patience of even seasoned M3 players. But if you want an M3 that doesn't pull any punches, this is one to check out.
November 20, 2011