I recently found out that Bejeweled Blitz is now linked to Facebook via the iPhone. I’ve been playing Bejeweled for about a year now but stopped because I was never “number one” on my Facebook list. A couple of weeks ago, when I was updating my “aps,” I saw Bejeweled Blitz linked to Facebook and long and behold, I was playing the very second after I downloaded it.
The object of the game is to line up colored rubies or diamonds(red, yellow, blue, green) in a three, four or five in row to score points. You are provided 60 seconds to line them up. The more colors you line you, the more points you can get and you have only one minutes to score as many points as you can. If you play this game on the computer with a mouse, I think it is harder and slower than playing it on the iPhone. Once you get a high score, Facebook automatically ranked you among your Facebook friends and the ranking resets every week. The ranking motivates you to beat everyone else on your list. I’m an “OK player” but there are some serious players on my list who can score more than 450,000 points. I think that these players have no lives and they are cheating somehow! I don’t know if that is even humanly possible, I have to check around for some cheatsheets. Anyways, I didn’t know I was a very competitive person until now. The score and the ranking actually motivate me to play more to try to beat all my friends which I have not yet done. My score right now is only 240,000. I played it maybe for 20-30 times a day (I try to limit myself to 10 lately) When I play, I like to crank up the volume because the sounds (achievement chimes) from the game make me even more competitive because I can hear and see the points as I win more and more points. I love this game, I haven’t figured how they made it so that there are always a move-it is incredible.