There’s seems to be quite a lot of jewel-matching games out there for the iPhone, each one of them claims that they are as good as the original Bejeweled game, some even go as far as saying they are better. Now let’s take a look at one of the newly released Bejeweled clone, Jewel Hunt; will it reinvent the game genre for us, or is it just another wannabe?
Jewel Hunt by Concrete Software is another attempt to create a jewel matching game that has the same impact as the game that started the entire jewel-matching craze, Bejeweled. When you first take a look at the game in the App Store you will think that at least the graphics would be great, but when you start playing the game you will find that the visuals are just so-so, bordering to disappointing.
Though you have to give credit to Concrete Software, they did not completely copy Bejeweled, they really tried their best to make Jewel Hunt play differently from all the other match 3 games. The objective of the game is to clear all of the highlighted gems on the screen by matching them to jewels that have the same color. The powerups you get for matching more than 3 gems in a row are also different from the other games, though most of them are not really quite useful, some are even a bit confusing to use. Though the gameplay of Jewel Hunt is rather different from the other games, it is by no means better than most.