Bejeweled is on its way to Windows 8.
Modeled after Bejeweled 3, which is available on some other platforms, Bejeweled Live is an adaptation of the popular game designed specifically for the Windows 8 operating system.
“Bejeweled began life on Windows 98 way back in 2001 and has enjoyed tremendous global success on more than 20 different platforms since then,” Heather Hazen, executive producer for the Bejeweled franchise, said in a statement.
“We’re confident that the beautiful new design and solid foundation of Windows 8 will provide a fantastic experience with Bejeweled Live,” Hazen added.
Bejeweled Live has three different game modes: Classic, Diamond Mine, and Butterflies. Classic is the version of the game players have come to know and love. Butterflies is a slightly different take on the traditional model, where some gems turn into colored butterflies that can take flight on the board while you play. Diamond Mine has you play the game in a mine you need to dig yourself out of.
Stats and Leaderboards help you keep up with not only your own top scores, but also how those scores compare with your friends'.
We had a chance to spend a bit of hands-on time with the game earlier this afternoon, and can verify that all three game modes are as fun and addictive as the Bejeweled with which you’re already familiar. A definite must-buy for any Windows 8 users who are Bejeweled fans.
Bejeweled Live for Windows 8 will be available March 29 from the Windows Store for $4.99.