Detonator (challenge)
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Detonator is the first challenge in Challenge mode. It is available upon accessing the game mode for the first time.

The puzzles of Detonator involve clearing specific numbers of gems in one move each. Certain puzzles also prohibit the use of Lightning Gems; clearing them negates any progress made toward the puzzle status. However, no penalties occur for creating Lightning Gems in those puzzles. The challenge's Eclipse puzzle features a different goal, which involves acquiring the largest amount of points possible in one move within a given time limit.

Completing the first puzzle of Detonator unlocks Spectrum, the next challenge in Challenge mode.


Puzzle Objective
Detonator 1 Clear 8 gems in a single move.
Detonator 2 Clear 12 gems in a single move without using Lightning Gems.
Detonator 3 Clear 15 gems in a single move.
Detonator 4 Clear 18 gems in a single move without using Lightning Gems.
Detonator 5 Clear 25 gems in a single move.
Detonator 6 Clear 35 gems in a single move.
Detonator 7 Clear every gem on the board in a single move.
Detonator Eclipse Earn the highest single move score possible within three minutes.


Detonator's Eclipe puzzle incorporates the same basic scoring mechanics as those in Classic. However, base point values in the Eclipse puzzle can only be multiplied via the Simultaneous Match Multiplier. This is because the Score Multiplier is absent in Challenge.


  • Clearing Supernova Gems also negates progress in the puzzles that prohibit using Lightning Gems.


  • A detonator is a device or small quantity of explosive used for triggering a high explosive.
  • The challenge titles of Detonator and Enigma in the PC and Mac versions of Bejeweled Twist are exactly the same color.

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