Bejeweled Classic HD 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 2021-07-13. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 26394 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.
Don’t bother with knockoffs, go for name brand
This is the match-3 experience you should be playing. The game’s greatest strength is that it doesn’t push IAPs. Instead, when you finally get a Game Over, it asks if you want to watch an ad to keep going or start another game. No frills like, “Here are 5 lives, give us your micro money.” (Certainly not like Bejeweled Blitz...😂) 10/10 would recommend (Bonus: there’s a zen mode!)
Playing classic Bejeweled in 2019 is like time traveling to an era when casual gaming was simple. Match 3 gem swapping didn’t need more than a board with shimmering images that made a satisfying “ching” sound when aligned with like images. Bejeweled existed before mobile devices as a PC game, but the touch screen of those early iPhones and iPod Touches made Bejeweled an instant classic casual time waster. Given modern match 3’s emphasis on quests, power ups, and collectibles, returning to basic gem swapping feels... quaint. And it’s hard as a long time App Store consumer to not feel a bit ripped off, having purchased one or two premium Bejeweled apps once upon a time, only for them to have been removed from the store and replaced with a free, ad-filled version. Sure, the free version lacks most of the frustrating money-squeezing tricks of its free-to-play brethren, but it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth that my previous Bejeweled purchases no longer count for anything. But for newcomers looking for a low key game, this is worth the download. Seven game modes offers a bit of variety—though not as much as you’d expect, splitting between modes without timers and those with timers—though one of those, dubbed “poker,” allows a few plays before requiring a purchase to fully unlock. Poker mode might be the most interesting, though poor instructions make it unintuitive and the free plays don’t give enough of a feel to spark the purchase.
You are my childhood. The first game that I would play on my dads computer was the first bejeweled. An innovative game with good soundtrack. One payment, no ads. Now? The influence of EA is unbearable. It has become a complete cash grab. There are bugs everywhere. PopCap, you used to be the KING of puzzle games. You delivered only the best. My question is what happened? Your games are amazing but ever since your contract with EA, you just lost your dignity and my respect. However there is a chance of redemption for this app. I prefer this game more than Stars because it's not riddled with techniques from clones of your original masterpiece. I want you to restore it. This game has the potential to be a reminder of who is the REAL boss when it comes to puzzles. Bring back quest mode, don't make poker worth three bucks, rather the entire game, with a preferably revamped quest mode, the medal system, and most importantly, TRY TO ADD THE PUZZLE MODE FROM BEJEWELED TWO! The point is, you may have lost my respects, but you still have my hope. Please capitalize on your past. Restore this game to its former glory. I will pay a reasonable price for an outstanding game. A good five dollars I believe would be good.
Lengthy Ads galore and sound errors
I had this app on my first generation iPad mini and when I loaded it onto my latest iPad mini I find the ads that last on average 30 seconds each, to be very annoying and cause me to really not want to play the game. There also seems to be a glitch in the sound because especially in the butterflies game the background music will play but the sound effects will not. This happens quite frequently and is quite annoying. There is no rhyme or reason or pattern to it. This happens even though the settings indicate the background music and sound effects to be at full volume. One last point with regard to the ads, I do understand that ads play a crucial role in the revenue stream of app developers however the type of ads that are in this game do not need to be so intrusive and lengthy.
I have been playing bejeweled on my iPad for 6 years now. I started having some issues with zen cutting out and returning to a lower score. I had it up over 174,000,000 points. And last year the sound quit. By playing zen a few rounds at a time, I have been increasing my score again. I’m above level 6000. I downloaded it on my new iPad, but it wouldn’t let me access the game on the other iPad. I had to start a new game with a new user name. A few days ago I deleted and reinstalled it on the new iPad and played. But last night the game on on my old iPad quit opening at all. And suddenly the new version on my new iPad won’t open either!!! So now what????
VIOLATION: ads despite paid removal
Paid for ad removal in this app years ago, which worked fine until most recent app update around June 2019. Now I’m getting full screen ads that can’t be closed for at least five seconds, every day, either at app launch or on starting a game. Game itself is still excellent, but getting ads when I’ve paid not to is jarring, and a violation of our legal agreement. Tried deleting app, reinstalling, and restoring purchases, but that had no effect. Happens in both iPhone and iPad (HD) versions of Bejeweled Classic app. Hoping developer makes this right.
Latest update added back ads to paid users
I’ve happily enjoyed this game for years. However, the latest update appears to have added ads back to previously paid users. On the iPhone version of this game, I went ahead and bought the no ads pack and then deleted the game to see if ads were back when reinstalled. Sure enough, ads are back and it looks like you have to re-buy the no ads option again in the Game Store to have them removed. As far as I can tell, there’s no option to restore your previous no ads purchases. If PopCap/EA doesn’t fix this for paid users, I’ll never again buy from them. Edit: Upping my initial rating because I did discover the option to restore the previously purchased no ads option. I still don’t like that I started seeing ads after the latest update when I had previously purchased this.
Stop the spider!
Another Update: Why do I bother🙄 You’ve rigged the game..made it incredibly stressful..not relaxing and enjoyable. I’ve given you time to change things and you choose not to so I want to warn others and let you know how unenjoyable you have made one of my favorite games. This bad review is on you. I don’t want to try anymore. UPDATE: I reloaded this game and I’m regretting it already. IF you would make it to where you can turn OFF the timer I could enjoy your games..please make it possible. Also. I would love to give this 5 stars except for the fact that I notice how you have “fixed” the game and you deliberately make it stressful and pretty much unwinable. Too many examples to cite here. I don’t want to delete it but I’m not enjoying the stress, especially when you change the board to make sure that I don’t have a match. I love the butterfly game....but it's not fair or fun to have the spider grab your butterfly if there is still a play going...xplosions all over the place..and your "stratigic" move is wasted when the spider takes a butterfly DURING a play. I am not a sore loser...I have scored many games near the 750,000- 2 million points. It would also be good to have something saved to help blast your way out when you are in real danger. I do love the game tho...and always hate spiders!
Sound Effects Issues
The game works great, except when it doesn’t. For some reasons the sound effects just go away. This can happen in the middle of a game or just happen for no reason when you log in. The music works fine and it even says Welcome Back when I enter a game. But the sound effects just won’t work. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, the app is up to date, I have re-booted my iPad Air 4 and none of this works. Then the sound effects just come back, works for days or weeks and then stops working again. I have googled the issue with the standard answers that ask if my sound is on, etc…
New Version Woes
After the new release 4 days ago, the game failed to launch on my iPad (seems to still work on my iPhone). I tried all the advice about this issue and none of them worked. So I uninstalled and redownloaded. Of course, all my game history is now gone and I had to go through setting up an account all over again. In addition, my paid version which eliminated all ads is gone and I can’t recover it. Plus, no matter what I do, another game runs full screen with no exit unless I play a few steps. The developer notes say that if you don’t want in-app purchases, set it at the device level, but there is no such thing for my iPad. At least, I can’t find it and there are no instructions from the app itself, nor any menu options to get me there. I am VERY disappointed; I have been playing Bejeweled Classic HD for years, and now it’s all gone, including my paid version.
HATE THIS APP
It has diagonal light movement across the screen (this happens even in Zen Mode. Since I have ADHD it is extremely distracting and affects my ability to concentrate. When the diagonal light movement happens, I just quit the app. I know this "feature" is in Poker mode as well. Also, another major distraction is in timed modes (eg diamond mind) when the time is about over, something very distracting occurs (perhaps flashing of gems?) at this point I quit. I also don’t like when hints are given. When I don’t make a move, because am figuring out what the best move is (I get a hint, and it’s usu. not the best move). I ONLY want a hint if/when I request a hint. Perhaps the dev's never consider that some people like to see different possibilities (including possible future movements) before a move is made. This is very different than the dev assumption that no available move(s) are noticed. Hints with white arrows are another distraction I wish I could eliminate, as well as light moving diagonally (from upper left to lower right) across the board). These two distractions are very annoying. Carol Collura (using my husband’s a/c).
downgrading my 5star to a 1star
I can’t believe after all these years playing this game you have put CONSUMER ADS IN YOUR GAME AND YOU ARE NOW CHARGING TO REMOVE THE ADS! What the heck are you doing! I’ve already paid for the game that was preciously ad free! You guys are cheap dudes and don’t deserve even a one star rating! Gamesters, revolt against such devious greediness ! Of all the game apps available for the iPad, this by far is the best gaming experience available. Top notch graphics in all section but especially in Diamond Mine. The graphics, game challenge and design are the best. This is truly the best game app available today and well worth the money. I can't say enough good things about this game. Buy it, you will not be disappointed. No other game app matches this experience of gaming.
PopCrap: App Is Broken Due to Bad Ad Integration
Just quickly, not a hater or a troll. In fact more sad than upset at this point. I understand fully ads at least for now are a necessary evil but the way ads have been integrated into this game is just a bit appalling. Believe others when they use words like “Money Grab” and “Used To Be The Best” about this title/app because those sentiments are very, very true. If the sheer frequency and awful timing doesn’t enrage, then the fact that the ads almost always crash the app will. I’m using a 2017 iPad Pro and this app is the only thing I’ve ever seen my iPad struggle to compute. Once you are disrupted in the middle of a game AND IF the ad does manage to successfully load, there is no way to X out once finished. You must tap and are subsequently carried out to a store front to make purchases for 3rd party crap you honestly don’t need. I considered the in-app purchases to remove ads but the reviews and the poor implementation and lack of thoughtful coding in this app does not inspire taping anymore “Get” buttons from these people. Many thanks PopC…
Game is addictive, or was
***Updated review: Game has stopped responding smoothly. It is jerky and slow on my updated IOS. Can't even play it anymore. I checked here looking for an update, but no luck.**** I am a long-time fan of Bejeweled 2, and frankly I like that game MUCH better. The gems and backgrounds are prettier, the music is better, the sounds are soothing rather than annoying, and since I paid for it there were no ads. But they apparently are not going to update it for the next IOS version (I guess we don't buy apps anymore, just rent them for an unspecified amount of time), so I downloaded this. Complaints aside, at least I can still play, but it's not nearly as relaxing an experience, so I'm not sure how much I will. If I could at least turn off the sounds it makes when gems disappear without turning off all the sounds, I would be much happier. Already turned off the annoying music. Give us back the control we had, and more of the old experience, please.
This page was last edited on 2021-07-13.
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