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"Keeping your bonus going long enough and fast enough will eventually put you in Blazing Speed mode, in which every matched gem acts as a Flame gem that will explode to help quickly collect Time gems on the board."
Bejeweled 3 Strategy Guide
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A Blazing Speed bonus as seen in Bejeweled 3.

Blazing Speed is a type of bonus featured in Bejeweled Blitz and Lightning mode in Bejeweled 3.


When the Speed Bonus is maxed out (+1000 in Blitz and the PC/Mac/DS versions of Lightning mode on Bejeweled 3; or +1500 in PS3/Xbox 360 versions of Lightning), the Ignition Meter is unlocked. Every quick match from then, the meter fills with orange fluid. In Bejeweled Blitz, a sound of fire crackling is heard when Blazing Speed is close to being activated.

When the Ignition Meter is completely filled with the fluid, Blazing Speed is activated, thus making the board pulse orange. Matching any gem (except for Hypercubes) will make it explode in a 3x3 range, similar to Flame Gems for a limited amount of time. In Bejeweled Blitz, if the time runs out, Blazing Speed ends. In Lightning mode from Bejeweled 3, if additional time is stored in the Time Extension tank and there is a lower amount of time remaining in the Timer Bar than the duration of Blazing Speed, the timer will "slow down" as to allow the clock to run out only after the Blazing Speed has passed.

In the Chinese re-release of Bejeweled 3, it is possible to activate Blazing Speed in Ice Storm and Time Bomb modes, as well as the Ice Storm mini-quests found in Quest mode.



  • In Bejeweled Blitz, as the Ignition Meter is filled the sound of fire crackling can be heard. This sound gradually becomes louder as Blazing Speed is closer to being achieved.
  • In the Chinese version of Bejeweled 3, obtaining Blazing Speed in Lightning mode requires fewer matches of gems.
  • The Blazing Steed rare gem starts the game with a Blazing Speed. It is the first and only rare gem to do this. When Blazing Speed is activated, "The Voice" will say "BLAZING STEED" instead of "BLAZING SPEED". However the pop-up compliments still say "BLAZING SPEED!".
  • The Quickfire boost can trigger an instant Blazing Speed at any time. It is the first and only boost to do this.
  • A special sound effect is heard when Blazing Speed is achieved.
  • In the PS3 and Xbox 360 version of Bejeweled 3, getting the ability during Lightning mode for the first time will awards the Blazing Speed trophy.

Names in other languages[]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブレージングスピード
Burējingu Supīdo
Blazing Speed
Spanish Velocidad de rayo Lightning Speed
French Vitesse foudroyante Lightning Speed
German Rasantes Tempo Rapid Speed
Italian Velocità fulminante Fulminant Speed
Portuguese Velocidade de raio Lightning Speed
Chinese 暴烈极速
Bàoliè Jísù
Violent Speed