Bejeweled is one of the most popular match-3 gaming series and Bejeweled Stars is the latest entry in the franchise for mobile devices. In order to distinguish itself from similar games, the developers have opted for a more social and extensive experience which allows the player to not only complete single player levels, but also compete with their friends. In addition to the regular match-3 playing style, players will also be tasked with special objectives in order to complete a level.
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Pro Unique visuals and presentation
Presentation and graphics are unique and good. For example, the level-design is quite stylistic but at the same time, the game has a fun and cartoon-like presentation thanks to the mascottes. It allows the game to separate itself from the competition and Stars also captures the addictive feeling of playing the original game, but on your mobile.
Pro An interesting take on the match-3 genre
Bejeweled Stars manages to be quite a different match-3 type game thanks to unique collecting gameplay and innovative level design.
Con Energy system and microtransactions
Bejeweled Stars is a free-to-play game and uses microtransactions as its business model. The player is given five lives, each time you fail to complete a level, a heart disappears. You'll have to wait until your lives are replenished. In-app purchases can offer the player more lives and vanity items. They range from $1.99 to $49.99.
Con High battery usage
The game has been reported to use up a large amount of power, which results in a fast battery drainage. In comparison to other two-dimensional match-3 games, Bejeweled Stars is the most battery-intensive.