Jewel Match 2 Reloaded is a Match 3 game, where you can build your own medieval castle as you play the game and gather the different currencies.
As you progress in the game and clear more match 3 boards while earning all the currencies you can, you will get to unlock more customizations for your castle!
The game’s visuals are very pretty, and in a way keeping a solemn tone. On its most important visuals, that is on the building space, there are no shining lights or big bright colors. This keeps with the theme of a lovely, grand castle where you could envision yourself ruling over a kingdom.
As you build it, you can keep adding to the feel of the place as you add decorations; nothing too out there, as we discussed, but still charming visuals like watchtowers that give a militaristic mood to the otherwise peaceful landscape.
For the matching sections, the medieval style is left aside to let us match the titular jewels. This helps tell each tile appart, since we are in a faster paced mode that requires us to be alert. Colors are more vibrant and each tile has a 3D animation as we hover over it.
The items that we need to move around are all gemstones of some kind. Like most other games of the same genre, we must clear golden tiles in order to progress, which combined with the precious stones it feels as if we are conducting an excavation to fund our newly constructed castle, and it fits the theme just perfectly.
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The main game mode is the matching game. To clear a stage, you need to follow a series of steps. First, clear all the golden tiles by making matches inside of them. While sounding simple, there are plenty of things that might prevent you from doing so. Chained tiles can not be moved until a specific combination is made with them, boxes need to be broken by making matches near them, safes are similar to boxes but require more than one match, and so on.
What this game also has, are different items that are not for matching, but for taking to the bottom of the screen. This is the only way to make the premium currency needed for the castle, so you should make this a priority. Other than that, you might also find several keys. These keys, once they hit the bottom, can unlock things according to their color.
Within the same stage, they might unlock access to the rest of it, or they might even unlock access to another screen; you see, levels are mostly composed of more than one screen, and you have to complete them all to beat a level. In the relaxed mode this is a non issue, but in the more challenging ones like timed or limited (limited moves, that is), this is a more pressing matter. Not having the whole playing field in view can make the strategic thinking more complicated, since you can not plan ahead what you can not see.
In essence the game is divided into two modes, as we discussed before: The building aspect and the gameplay aspect. What you build is the center of your kingdom, the castle, and you start with only a plain view of the mountains. As you buy upgrades, you expand and improve upon the building until you have a grand monument of grandeur. To make this building, you need coins and a premium currency.
The game also comes with a shop menu, separated from where you buy upgrades for the cottage. In here, you can buy useful items for the Match 3 mode of play. Things like a hammer to destroy troublesome tiles, bombs to destroy multiple rows, and many more.
Plenty of these power ups are obtainable during gameplay, but this offers an instant access to these things. And as a plus, you can access the shop while in the middle of playing a stage; useful for when you are particularly stuck. Be careful, however, since the coins that you use in this shop are the very same you need to make the building. If your goal is to complete it, you might want to think twice before buying anything here.
Jewel Match 2 Reloaded is a fun game with very pretty visuals. If the addictive gameplay fails to hook you, the premise of having your own desktop background of a massive castle surely will.
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