Bejeweled Classic is an iPhone and Android Games App, made by PopCap. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - PopCap, with the latest current version being 3.1.3 which was officially released on 2021-07-21. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 101320 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.6 out of a possible 5 stars.
Discover your perfect match with 6 breathtaking modes in this classic gem-matching game, from the fast-paced, time-based Lightning, to the gem-driven Flushes and Full Houses of Poker Mode. Create electrifying special gems like Flame gems, Star gems, Hypercubes, and Supernova gems, collect flashy Bejeweled badges and achievements, and soar to dazzling heights in the Game Center leaderboards – all while enjoying fantastic Retina-display graphics! This is the Bejeweled you’ve loved for years, and it’s still delivering amazing high-carat excitement!
This app offers in-app purchases. You may disable in-app purchasing using your device settings.
Play the most popular puzzle game of the century with powerful new gems. You’ll find cascades of fun as you test your gem-swapping ability!
MODES FOR EVERY MOOD
Enjoy the original in Classic, race against time in Lightning, dig deep for treasure in Diamond Mine, discover your own relaxing retreat in Zen, match gems to save Butterflies from a hungry spider in Butterfly, keep the cold out in Ice Storm, and make top hands with gems in Poker.
BOOST YOUR WAY TO BIG SCORES
Each mode has two Boosts, one regular and one Super Boost, which help you make even more matches and set even higher scores. Whether it’s pulling all the Butterflies to the bottom row with Reset in Butterfly mode or shuffling the board in Classic mode, Boosts take your game to a whole new level!
PROVE YOUR SKILLS, CLIMB THE RANKS
Earn flashy Bejeweled badges and Game Center achievements to prove your multifaceted skills, and compete against the world and your friends in Game Center leaderboards for the top score! Gloat over your scores for total matched gems, all-time best moves, and top 10 personal bests in Classic and Diamond Mine.
HINTS ON DEMAND
Can't quite spot the next match? Use the "Hint" button for a quick tip.
Stars mode will open a separate, free Bejeweled Stars App.
Too busy and freezes
It would be nice if the game did like the old days where you could play one game to the end or timed or continuously earning shuffles and gem deletes to keep going. This one has levels with graphics so flashy and busy I don’t want to watch and frustrating to wait for next level to come up. Watching an ad to continue after reaching a no-more-move point isn’t so bad, they gotta get $ support some where. Also right in the middle of a move the app freezes (funny how ads still stream across top) forcing you to swipe it off and reopen, select which type you were playing, press continue, and play till next time it freezes. There is no timing of the freezing, could be minutes or seconds. I am not one who plays all day long usually just while waiting on an appointment or for someone so the freezing is very frustrating for me. And yes, I do have the latest iOS.
Bejeweled - A true hidden ‘gem’ of the AppStore!
Bejeweled is a fun time wasting game that quickly made me glued. I do have some issues however, that sometimes when I game over, the screen freezes and i have to exit, loosing all the high scores and badges I may have earned that particular round, but, it’s only happened once or twice in the 5 years I’ve been playing this. I am a fan of the new ice mode, to say the least. And, although some said the adds were distracting, jeez people loosen up! It’s a FREE game with all but one of the modes! The only REAL issue I have is with Poker. It’s not that fact that you only get 3 plays, rather, it’s the fact that between versions, poker has seemed to skyrocket in difficulty. And it’s not me being a noob, either. I’ve seen many reviews complaining about this too. But who can’t go wrong with a game of bejeweled?
Ads came back after I purchased it?
**Update: Ads are gone, and I’m thrilled! Bejeweled does a great job of producing new variations alongside classic that are all equally enjoyable! The blend of sounds and graphics/visuals are pleasant satisfying. Still my top favourite app game! I love Bejeweled. I've been a big fan for many years and used to play it and Peggle on the computer. I don't usually like paying for game apps, but my love for Bejeweled at a great price made the app purchase totally worth it! All the games are fun and engaging to play. However, I suddenly have ads again after updating my phone. Having been playing for so long without ads, I find them very distracting and irritating. And the price to remove them is more than I paid to buy it initially! I'm exceptionally disappointed, and I hope it's something Popcap will recognize and fix.
I love zen mode, currently on level 180. You play classic bejeweled, but without the possibility of losing. While playing, you have the option of choosing from several calming ambient sounds like frogs or rain. There’s also an option that sends breath waves through the screen to time your breaths with, and it allows you to adjust the intervals between breaths. It’s really calming for me. If I had 1 suggestion, it would be to add the shuffle feature to zen mode. You already can’t lose so why not? There are several times when the game corners me in and forces me to use my multicolor blocks and it’s kinda irritating that I can’t shuffle the screen, really detracts from the zen mentality. Great feature overall
I love Bejeweled Classic and been playing it a lot and I mean a lot. So upset now because I’ll start the game and I can hear static then the game immediately goes to my icon on my iPhone. I’ve tried everything on my iPhone to assure the problem isn’t the phone and it’s not. I’ve deleted the app and put it back onto my iPhone many times only to be disappointed that it still didn’t work. I have other games on my iPhone that doesn’t have this problem. I also downloaded many variation to bejeweled and they work. I don’t expect and answer or an explanation as to my problem. Bummed! Announcement 🙃🙃🙃🙃 it works now. How happy I am today. Hooked on the game something fierce. Love Bejeweled!
Big jewels are back!
Oh thank you! The prior version with the little jewels was awful. Now with the bigger jewels back, I can stand to look at it again. Then I stumbled into “zen mode”, and now I can just play for hours while watching tv, without having to restart the game! One feature I would liken to see added is, I wish the clock were still visible in the upper left, and perhaps the battery and signal strengths in the upper right. People killing time waiting on a particular time, or riding in a car waiting on the signal to come back, currently have to keep getting out of the game to check.
It’s not like the old days
I really like Bejeweled and I always have. I played Bejeweled 2 a lot and really loved it. Once I could no longer use the app I looked at EA’s more current versions and was kinda disappointed. For one I really liked the space theme of Bejeweled 2 and it’s over all more dark appearance as it’s easier on the eyes. Another thing is that when playing I used to be excited to proceed to another level just to see what the background would look like and what kind planet was portrayed. Now it’s just boring and there aren’t as many backgrounds. I also liked the menus of Bejeweled 2 they weren’t this super stylized floral palacey looking crap, but they were a cool si-fi theme. I like this new version of Bejeweled enough to play it but I would really like to have Bejeweled 2 back if at all possible.
Good for the most part except Butterflies
I’ve enjoyed playing the game for the most part. But it irks me to no end how if the butterfly gets captured by the spider in the Butterflies game, and you agree to watch an ad so you can resume the game, when you’re returned to the game (the same screen you left off from) the spider is carrying away the SAME butterfly AGAIN and you immediately receive “game over” without having had a chance to resume your play, make a single new move, etc.! This has happened to me several times now over the past few months. I don’t get why it hasn’t been fixed. It’s not even worth playing that specific game anymore since I know that even if I watch the ad, the game will still end without allowing me any sort of chance to continue. Please fix this.
What happened to this game?
What has happened? Bejeweled has always been one of my most beloved games and has been a go-to for me ever since the original version running on my palm pilot back in the early 2000s. Yesterday I wanted to play a game of Butterflies and the layout of the app is totally different. (1) The pop up menu that expands from the bottom is now constantly on-screen in a “half-expanded” position, and (2) this causes the main game view to get reduced in size (to make room for the menu). Not to mention, having that menu always in the way is really annoying. (3) The size reduction of the game area affects resolution and image quality. (4) There are some new menu buttons (for example “game store”) which when clicked display an unreadable mix of improperly sized images, text and buttons. Then there is “restore purchases” which appears to do nothing at all. This is just two examples. I suppose I should have left raving reviews years ago when this app was king of games but I didn’t. Here I am now, though, and the app is a mess. I hope it can be restored to its former glory soon. The current state of the app is not one I “will get used to” and carry on using anyway.
Buggy and full of ads
The only redeeming quality of this game is that you can play endlessly without having to wait for "life points" or whatever to refill. You can restart as much as you want without the BS money gimmick of needing some sort of life/points refreshment. That being said, there are A LOT of issues with this game. The ads - holy crap, I have never seen a game with so many ads. They're in every little space, every "cutscene," every reload. It's extremely irritating. I know there's an option to pay for no ads, but why put money into a game that the developers don't seem to care about? The butterfly game is good for when you don't want to worry about a clock, but there's this infuriating issue where if your butterfly is snatched and you watch an ad to save it and continue playing, it STILL ends the game. So basically it scams 30 seconds of your time to watch an annoying ad for something you don't need or want. And that's just one of the many bugs that probably will never be fixed.
Any app that starts with an ad is not a real app
When you launch a game, you don’t even get the title page with the name of the app all you get is an advertisement for another app that can’t be skipped If you accidentally go the the App Store thinking it would allow you to skip the ad, when you return to this game it restarts the ad. the ad lasts for literally 40 seconds before before it reveals a mostly obscured little x that is almost indistinguishable from the play again button. Then you get the title page where you can pick a game type. Then it loads another ad. Sometimes the same ad. This is not a game. It’s an ad generator and I’m filing a complaint with Apple to have this SPAM removed. If I could give it negative stars for greed I would. This is a terrible port of the classic flash games from Popcap from back in the 1900s. Now they are just raking in the ad revenue by forcing you to watch ads. And not just any ads, the long 30 second ads with the tricky and hard to find close box. I absolutely loved Popcap and I cannot express my dismay about their latest decisions to place so many ads in their game. I will be deleting this and installing any of the 6 million or so other games like it with less ads and more features.
Ridiculous new version
I've had this game on my iPhone for years and never had a problem. Had to reinstall last week and it is littered with 30 second ads that pop up so frequently I don't even enjoy playing it any longer. Went ahead and paid $2.99 for ad removal but this did nothing for those insane in-game ads about other games I would NEVER play. Don't know what EA is thinking other than to ruin the one game that provided distraction from the long wait times I have to deal with daily. And to actually take $2.99 from customers and NOT providing an altogether ad-free game- well, welcome to honesty in today's world. Update- this was fixed finally a few weeks later. As of this week, another new update and I'm dealing with the same crap- game ads that pop up that I have to stare at for 30 seconds before I can play a new game. How is it so hard for this app developer to figure out I paid for ad removal???? Fix this crap. There's no need to trick people into paying an additional $ amount, if you're going to do that, just make it a monthly subscription!!! Sick of this.
Great game. However....
I've have had this game since 2012. I've enjoyed it to pass time between classes in school and my breaks at work. The game has gone through many questionable updates these past few years with how adds are presented to you. For example, an add will display while you play (nothing wrong with that). What is wrong and a poor marketing decision on EA's part, is to to FREEZE the game while you play. While your game is frozen the add is the only moving part on the top part of your screen. You can wait 10 seconds or click the add and still spend about 10 seconds for you to get back into your game. This annoyance effects game play. The icing on the cake in late 2014, EA offer you to pay 2.99$ to disable all your adds, and they took that away regardless you purchased it or not. I will never trust EA, or any company they own for providing in game services. They want your money. Wether it be micro transactions, or riddle if your screen with adds that freezes your game. Simply put. They do not care, give them money.
Got in one round and had to watch three commercials to get there ?!!!! what did you do to my game? You rapped it. put it back to where I can actually play and not watch the freaking commercials and I might reload it again!! give me a choice on whether I want to watch them don’t force them on me!!! Byby!!!! Uninstalling I tried contacting Support and I got the runaround I signed in with Facebook and still they wanted me to sign in jump through all the little hoops just to get to the submit button which will not submit. So here’s what I said to the app support that did not listen. I just wanna know how you could have so many games and no support and just give us nothing but commercials and if you read any of the apps reviews you would do something about making us feel like we’re getting nothing but spam phone calls from your games now I’m deleting it and logging in through Facebook does not work with you people anymore take your commercials and shove it waste of my time can’t even submit
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