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Bejeweled Blitz Kanga Ruby October 31, 2012

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The latest rare gem offering for Bejeweled Blitz has finished beta and has been unleashed on us all. The Kanga Ruby.

The kangaroo comes out at the end of each round, which is indicated by the timer at the top of the screen. He comes out and punches and kicks gems. You can speed up each round by matching more red gems – surprise surprise. And at the start of each game that you have a Kanga Ruby boost enabled, the red gems are highlighted in obvious patterns to help you along.

Shows you how many red gems you managed to destroy

Red gem layout for second instance of the Kanga Ruby.

It’s a Knock Out!

Action during round 3

Lowest Streak price


Bejeweled Blitz Phoenix Prism Wallpapers June 15, 2011

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PopCap have released a set of wallpapers for the newest rare gem of the Phoenix Prism.

Fiery Phoenix:

Non-retina display portable devices – iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPod Touch: http://bit.ly/l4x05P

iPhone 4: http://bit.ly/l9lZRf

iPad: http://bit.ly/lUcuiV

Desktop: http://bit.ly/kBSEUz

Baby Phoenix:

Non-retina display portable devices -iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPod Touch: http://bit.ly/kau8mR

iPhone 4: http://bit.ly/mkAZKv

iPad: http://bit.ly/iCMOxx

Desktop: http://bit.ly/jypgWP

* Need help setting one of these cool images as your background? Here’s some links that will show you how!

PC: http://bit.ly/kq88fp

Mac: http://bit.ly/lJNBoK

iPhone/iPod/iPad: http://bit.ly/kMAiFm

Bejeweled Blitz Rare Gem Rush Weekend June 10, 2011

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From the Facebook post:

Rare Gem Rush Weekend Event, June 10 – 12!
It’s Rare Gem Rush this weekend, June 10 – 12! Starting at 10 AM PDT June 10 till 10 PM PDT June 12, share in our mother lode of gems and harvest extra rare gems all weekend long!

The only thing I wonder is whether the cost of harvesting the gems will be reduced? I blew a lot of coins playing with the Phoenix Prism last weekend.

Bejeweled Blitz Phoenix Prism June 5, 2011

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It was The Rise of the Phoenix! Event on Facebook the other day.

A test run of the new rare gem, I guess.

I managed to get the prisms to appear without much effort. I am still unclear as to what triggers their appearance. I’m glad I had a LOT of coins to purchase the prism though. At 75,000 coins a pop, it’s not cheap!

I can’t say I’m particularly keen on it yet. It detonates gems that I was going to match, so it currently annoys me.

It did, however, let me get my best score ever! 918,500!!! Woohoo!

I had to take screenshots from the video replay since the Phoenix Prism happens so quickly, and with so many animations, there was no chance I could do screencaps quickly enough. And there is no number 8 screen cap – I didn’t notice until I’d already uploaded them to wordPress that I’d failed at counting. Oh well.

It’s cute that the reborn phoenix (which looks a lot like an owl, if you ask me!) winks at you.

Bejeweled Blitz Christmas backgrounds January 10, 2011

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Yes, they’re gone from the game now, but they did have them.


Bejeweled Blitz Halloween Backgrounds December 11, 2010

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Yeah, so it’s almost Christmas. Halloween is not that big here in Oz, and I’ve been a bit busy. But I did find time to get the Halloween backgrounds. Even the 8x multiplier one. So, in answer two my two commenters on my previous post about the backgrounds, here are the Halloween Bejeweled Blitz backgrounds.

PopCap were nice enough to post wallpapers of them as well.
http://bit.ly/BJBHlwnWP1 Haunted Blitz Mansion
http://bit.ly/BJBHlwnWP2 Here Come the Bats
http://bit.ly/BJBHlwnWP3 Zombie Squad

Bejeweled Blitz Background Artwork September 13, 2010

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Something I noticed, but never until now confirmed was that the background artwork seemed to change.
Every time you activate a score multiplier, the background picture changes.
I even managed to activate an 8x multiplier! Really close to the end of the game, with the free multiplier boost active, so that’s why the final image was taken during the last hurrah. RAINBOWS!

Finally, the artwork is noticed! :)

Update: I managed to get a screenshot of the rainbows while they were still nice and bright! yay!

PopCap’s Support is good August 21, 2010

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I’ve recently noticed a few bugs with boosts and the Moonstone Gem appearing (or, rather, not appearing), and decided I should let PopCap know about it.

hey there popcap team.
I’ve had the moonstone gem appear, and I buy it and twice now it has not actually rendered on the game that shows up next, but my coins get taken. :( not so much of an issue since i play it all the time and have lots of coins, but it might make other players unhappy to lose 25k worth of coins.
it also sometimes happens with boosts. they dont render the first time around, but then they appear for the 2nd and 3rd uses. which means you miss out on the first use. it doesnt always happen, but it does happen.
please look into it if you can.

(Yeah, yeah, I was lazy with my capitalisation and apostrophes)

I had not really expected any response, since I am sure they probably get lots and lots of messages.

So, I logged into play Bejeweled Blitz today and was surprised to see I had a lot more coins than I remembered having. About 100k more. I checked my email and saw this response from PopCap:

Thanks for your message.

We have adjusted your coin balance.

We will pass this information on to our Quality Assurance department. We appreciate your patience.

Thank You,
The Bejeweled Blitz Team

Thank you PopCap. For giving us a great, fun game to play, and for taking our feedback seriously. Keep up the good work!

Bejeweled Blitz Stats July 27, 2010

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I say it too often that I play a lot of Bejeweled Blitz.

I finally got around to it and took screenshot of the stats (well, it actually took 15 screenshots and a bit of trickery, but who’s counting?).

That’s a total of 7495 star medals that I’ve accumulated since PopCap started keeping stats. It’s pretty close to the number of games I’ve played since I so rarely score less than 25k.

I wonder how many games other people have played?

I’m also reminded why I was prompted to actually make a count – the “once in a century” thing that’s mentioned when the Moonstone Rare Gem appears. I took these screenshots just after my second Moonstone. That was two days ago. I got my third Moonstone today. Did I play 100 games between the second and third? According to my star badges: no. Apparently I’ve won only 19 star badges between the two. But I’m sure I’ve played a -lot- more games than that!

Bejeweled Blitz Moonstone Gem Update July 25, 2010

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Following on from my previous post, I managed to get another Moonstone.

“You found a Rare Gem!” “What a find!”

I’m not sure what is meant by “only once in a century” – does it mean it will appear once every 100 games I play? If that’s the case, then I must play way too often. :D

What other “Rare Gems” will they come up with?