I downloaded the Jewels app to my Android phone while I was in the waiting room at the dentist. I picked the Jewels game because it was FREE and also because of the number of stars it has in Android Market. Something like 148,772 people gave it 4.5 stars.
The directions are TERRIBLE!
“Jewels follows the basic match-3 rules. You swap adjacent jewels to create combinations of three or more jewels in same color. You can either drag with your finger across two jewels, or touch a jewel, then another to initiate the swap.”
Ok so I read that and then tried moving some jewels around but couldn’t get any to move. It would have helped if the directions said find two or more matching jewels, either horizontal or vertical (diagonal won’t work). If you click on the image on the right, you can see I circled two jewels that are next two each other, above them is a white jewel, it can be swapped with the green one above that by dragging either to the other one’s spot. The only way to get a jewel to move is if it will make a set of 3 or more once it is moved.
There is a setting for a hint delay where a jewel that can be moved will sparkle after 10 seconds, I changed mine to 999 seconds because I don’t want any hints.
Once I figured out how to play, I found the Jewels Game to be a good diversion.
Tested on: Android Phone