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Time Trial/Action
In-game music
"Beat the clock in timed version."
Bejeweled 2, game menu description
"Watch out of the timer bar below! It will go down faster and faster, and you will lose if it completely runs out!"
Bejeweled 2, in-game message description

Action, also known as Action Mode, Time Trial (or Timed) in Bejeweled and Skill Level 2 (or 3) in Diamond Mine, is a playable game mode in Diamond Mine, Bejeweled, Bejeweled 2, and the Windows Phone 7 version of Bejeweled LIVE.

Overview[]

Action starts with the level-up bar half filled. The level-up bar drains gradually as time passes, which will extend by matching gems. The bar must be completely filled to complete a level. In the later levels, the bar's draining speed gradually increases. If the bar drains completely, the game is over.

In Diamond Mine, Skill Level 2's timer bar will decrease at a regular speed, but will decrease faster in Skill Level 3.

In Bejeweled, when no legal moves can be made, the bar will freeze and a new board of gems will generate on top of the discarded board. In Bejeweled 2 and Bejeweled LIVE, it is not possible to run out of legal moves.

In Bejeweled LIVE, Blazing Speed mechanics (from Lightning) are added into Action. Making matches quickly will increase a speed bonus, until filling up a bar that activates Blazing Speed, causing all gem matches to explode similar to Flame Gems.

In both games, using the hint button reduces the level-up bar and causes the score to go down as well.

In Bejeweled 2, reaching level 9 will unlock the Hyper secret game mode. In most console versions, it can be unlocked by reaching level 6.

Tips[]

  • Match gems as quickly as possible to prevent the timer bar from decreasing.
  • In Bejeweled, making repeated invalid moves will temporarily freeze the timer bar, allowing prolonged time to find matches.
  • In Bejeweled 2, detonate Special Gems as soon as possible in order to push the timer bar further, especially in the later levels.
  • Avoid using Hints, which will decrease the timer bar by a considerable portion.

Trivia[]

  • Time Trial was initially conceived to be the primary game mode for Diamond Mine, until the non-timed mode was added at the end of the game's development.
  • In Bejeweled, the level-up bar changes color depending on how full it is.
  • In Bejeweled, the timer will temporary stall if the player makes a bad move or the player continues from the last point the player is at.
  • According to the game files of Bejeweled 2, Action was originally known as Timed; sharing it's name with the Flash version of Bejeweled .

Names in other languages[]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Acción Action
French Action Action
German Action Action
Italian Azione Action
Portuguese Ação Action

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