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The Bejeweled plug & play console (labelled as Bejeweled Deluxe on packaging and on the title screen) is a 2008 plug-and-play TV game controller developed by PopCap Games and HotGen, and was manufactured by Jakks Pacific. It is a port of Bejeweled to the line of plug-and-play systems, and features Bejeweled 2 graphics and sounds. The console was released in 2008.

Overview[]

Bejeweled plug and play console closeup

Console

Console[]

The console is shaped and sports the appearance of space gadget, similar to the interface elements seen in Bejeweled 2. The arcade-like control stick is shaped and sports the appearance of a Blue Gem, with a purple base surrounding it. The Menu and Hint buttons are present on the controller, and functions about the same as they did in the original game. An A button is present on the controller, and is used to select gems and options in-game.

Gameplay[]

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The plug and play console plays identically to Bejeweled. Despite this, this version of the game features Bejeweled 2 backgrounds, UI elements, music and sound effects.

Differences from Bejeweled and Bejeweled 2[]

  • The game is themed off Bejeweled 2. As such, the game features themes, audio and more based on Bejeweled 2.
    • Backdrops from Bejeweled 2 are featured, which feature several backdrops from the original game, plus an additional one.
    • Like Bejeweled 2, a random backdrops setting is available in the game options.
  • At startup, company logos and copyright info are displayed.
  • The title screen shows off the Centuari Prime backdrop rather than the original loading screen from Bejeweled 2.
  • The game features a heavily compressed version of Skaven's The Journey Begins.
  • Several sound effects sound compressed.
  • Normal and Time Trial are labelled as Classic and Action.
  • The transition and level up sequence feature the backdrop zooming in, spinning and fading to a bright light, and reverting back to normal with a new backdrop.
  • The level counter is shown on it's separate widget gadget rather than being combined with the gadget that displays the score.
    • The current game mode is also displayed on top of the level counter gadget.
  • The level bar's progress indicator is colored solid blue rather than shining white.
  • High scores display only three initials, compared to the original game's lengthy name limit.

Trivia[]

  • This is the first and only Bejeweled game to be released on the plug and play platform.
  • Several backdrops not seen in other versions are featured here.
  • This game, Java and iPod versions of the game feature Bejeweled 2 graphics and sound, instead of the game's original graphics and sound. But gameplay is identical to this version of Bejeweled.

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