The Gemtastic Journey
This is a free online bejeweled game that comes with several levels of difficulty. As with all gems games, you are supposed to get three or more gems in a row or column in order to remove them from the grid; when you do so, you are given a certain number of points and other gems fall in place to fill those that you have removed. The trick is not getting the gems to be removed, but to have them removed in what is called a combo. A combo comes about when the gems that fall in to replace the ones removed, also form a removable set, without any further interaction from the player. This is what makes you get many points since combo scores multiply the score geometrically. The first combo double the score for the gems removed, the second triples it, as so on. In order to move to the next level, you have to fill the meter that is on the right side of the game; without doing this, you cannot proceed. You also have to do it in a certain amount time in order to get a good bonus and also a great star rating. If you are very quick, then you get 3 stars, and for the slowest, you get a single star. You do not what to be so slow that you cannot even get a single star. Although the game looks like one of chance, it is one that requires a lot of strategy in order to win. You have to know which the best gems are to remove, so you can get the most points. This is a trade that you will have to learn as you go ahead and play the 40 levels that are in this game. The higher the level, the larger the grid becomes.