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Bejeweled 2 Arcade[]

Bejeweled 2 Arcade (also called Bejeweled 2 for Arcade Machines) is a timed tile match-3 game developed and published by PopCap Games and adapted by Blueprint Gaming. It is a arcade machine version of Bejeweled 2.

Bejeweled 2 Arcade lacks some features that exist in most versions of Bejeweled 2, there is only one game mode: Arcade.

Bejeweled 2 Arcade was initially released in 2005. (On the almost the same date as Xbox Arcade version)

Gameplay[]

Bejeweled 2 Arcade in game

Gameplay of the Bejeweled 2 Arcade "Timed/Arcade mode"

As with the original Bejeweled timed mode, the game is focused on arranging gems into lines of 3 or more to clear them from the board. When a group of gems are cleared, more gems fall down from the board, which can produce cascades, leading to earning extra points for seperate level bar, unlike Bejeweled 2 Action mode, score not effects on TIME bar (which replaces the progression bar) which does not stop while making any matches. (in Bejeweled 2 Deluxe you can abuse this to stop time if you will do non-stop illegal matches to have almost endless time.)

By completing levels time will decrease like in Action mode, but also cash prize will be bigger when you reach each color pod.

The game also introduces the "SHUFFLE" button, which will rearranges all the gems on board when clicked. This button replaces the "MENU" button on the PC version.

As in Bejeweled 2, major additions are the introduction of Special Gems: When more than 3 gems are matched at once, the matched gems will merge to create a Power Gem that can destroy multiple gems 3x3 at once.

When 5 gems or more are lined up in a row, a Hypercube is created, that can destroy all the gems of it's color present on the board when swapped.

Exclusive to the Puzzle etc are Rocks and Bombs.

Game Modes[]

Bejeweled 2 Arcade features only 2 game modes in total. Arcade and Puzzle (which was unused from this version).

  • Arcade plays as a combined the gameplay rules of Action and Classic, except the TIME bar retracts and does not stop when a move is not made. The player must make matches to fill level bar but time bar can't replenish like in Action mode, the level bar must be filled completely to complete a level before TIME bar become empty completely.
  • Puzzle works the same as in the PC version of Bejeweled 2, but was unused from the game.

Easter eggs[]

After the first level, these codes will work by default: NETWORK, STARFIELD, NAUSEA (Buggy).

Main article: List of Bejeweled 2 codes

Music[]

Bejeweled 2 ost cover

Official cover for the Bejeweled 2 Soundtrack on Bandcamp

This game was composed by Peter Hajba (known by his scene-name Skaven) and its game music exists under the filename BeyondNetwork.mo3. Programs like Open ModPlug Tracker (abbreviated as OpenMPT) can open and edit MO3 files, but cannot be saved as MO3 (since MO3 compressor is a standalone software and not included in OpenMPT).

Track List[]

(2) Bejeweled 2 Suite[]

  • Beyond the Network
  • The Journey Begins
  • Rain of Lights
  • LightStorm
  • Sea of Amorphity
  • Masked Intentions
  • Routinoid
  • Tunnel Society V2
  • A New Beginning (Intro 2)
  • Silent Conquest
  • Schein
  • Choose and Contemplate
  • Breathing Love
  • Jewels of Denial

(3) Bejeweled 2 Theme[]

This Track Works Only In the Main Menu.

  • (4) Intro
  • (5) Unknown
  • (6) Autonomus 2.0

Trivia[]

  • In Bejeweled 2 Arcade, Hardware Acceleration can't be changed and is enabled by default, unlike in the PC Version .
  • Bejeweled 2 Arcade was the first PopCap game which has touchscreen only support on an Arcade Machine.
  • Bejeweled 2 Arcade is only available using Arcade Machine emulators, however the mouse cursor does not show over the game window because the game was touchscreen only.

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Promotional Material[]

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Bejeweled 2 Arcade exclusive assets[]

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