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 Bejeweled 2 Palm OS® Products 
Current released version: 1.2 - 1st April, 2005
Current release expires: never
Feedback to: Janet Campbell ([email protected])
Game Info: http://www.astraware.com/palm/bejeweled2/

Recent update headlines: Added Screensaver mode - various bug fixes and minor improvements

Copyright (c) 2004-2005 Astraware Ltd, 2004-2005 PopCap
All rights reserved.

Introduction

The legend has returned...and is more wildly addictive than ever before! Bejeweled 2 takes the classic game of gem-swapping to euphoric new heights.

Bejeweled 2 features:

How To Install

Use an extractor program such as WinZip or Stuffit Expander to get at the Bejeweled 2 files.

Install the game by double-clicking the .prc file, which opens the Palm Install Tool or Quick Install program.

If one is available, users with Palm OS® 5 devices may wish to install the music file as well. Double click on the .pdb file (or files, if there is more than one) to install it in the same way as installing the .prc file. Please note that not all Palm OS® 5 handhelds support music, for more information please refer to our knowledgebase here.

Use the HotSync button as usual to install the game onto your handheld. If you have a handheld with an expansion card, you can then move the game over to it. Do this before you register the game!

Now run Bejeweled 2 and tap the screen to play the game!

If you've got any queries about Bejeweled 2 or the registration process, first check out our knowledge base on our website (you must be connected to the internet to access this). If this doesn't help, get in touch with us at [email protected]. If you've got any questions (or suggestions, we love those) about the game itself, please get in touch with us at the email address at the top of this page.

How to Play

Bejeweled 2 uses the same classic gameplay from Bejeweled with a few unique twists, and of course the addition of some explosive new game modes!

For those new to the Bejeweled phenomenon, the premise is simple - the screen will fill with a random arrangement of seven different gem types. The aim is to try and make lines (vertical or horizontal) of 3 or more identical gems by swapping pairs of gems. As you make matches and remove gems, new gems will drop in from above.

Swapping a pair of gems can only occur if the swap will result in a match occurring, if it does not, the gems will return to their original positions. You cannot swap gems diagonally, only horizontally and vertically!

In Bejeweled 2, making a line of 4 gems will produce a Power Gem. These powerful gems are left behind, and if used to create a match as normal, will explode, destroying all the gems around them! These can be great for making some space in the game board and getting new gems into place.

Making a line of 5 gems is the ultimate in experiences - this creates the rare and powerful Hyper Cube. Hyper Cubes can always be swapped with a gem, even if the swap would not make a match...the reason for this is that when swapped, the Hyper Cube activates, and lightning shoots forth to destroy all the gems of that type on the board!

Game Modes

Bejeweled 2 features a host of games modes, from the classic mode we all know and love, to the mind bending Puzzle mode! There are also several additional game modes that you can unlock as you play the game - can you find them all?

Classic

Classic mode is based on the game which started it all, Bejeweled itself. You have unlimited time to make matches, but if you run out of moves it's game over! Make careful use of Power Gems and Hyper Cubes to keep the gems flowing!

You can always ask for a hint by tapping on the "?" button in the bottom left, but this will cost you a little of your progress towards the next level.

Action

In Action mode, speed is of the essence! You will always have at least one move available to you, but the timer bar will get progressively faster as time passes. Make matches quickly to fill the timer bar, and when it reaches the end you will progress to the next level!

Requesting a hint in Action mode will cost you a little time from the Timer bar, so keep an eye on it.

Endless

As the name implies, Endless mode keeps going forever! Endless mode will always ensure that you have at least one move available, and there is no way to lose in this mode. As you progress through the levels, you will collect gems - maybe something special will happen when you have enough?

Puzzle

Puzzle mode is very different from the normal Bejeweled modes. Instead, there will be an arrangement of gems on the screen, and your goal is to make matches to remove all the gems! This may take several moves and careful planning to achieve!

Special Gem Types

The different gem types you will encounter in Bejeweled 2 are as follows:

Game Options

The Tips Game option allows you to determine whether or not to show the dialog boxes containing hints and tips about how to play Bejeweled 2.

The Hint Sparkles controls whether the automatic "hint" system will be active. If this is enabled (the default), then if you make no move for a few seconds, then a valid move will be indicated by the gem you need to move sparkling. Unlike asking for a hint, the automatic hint system will never cost you points/time.

The Transparency slider under the Graphics settings allows you to alter the transparency of the game board. Setting it to the far left will give a completely transparent board, while the right edge of the slider will produce an opaque board.

Screensaver Settings

The Select Screensaver button allows you to change which mode the Screensaver will use from: None, Demo (automated play), and Slideshow (will cycle through the different backgrounds). Please note that the Slideshow setting does not appear in Bejeweled 2 Lite, as the Lite version only has the one background to reduce the filesize and memory requirements.

The Slideshow speed setting allows you to control how quickly the background will switch to a new one in Slideshow mode.

The Select Clock button allows you to set whether the Screensaver clock appears or not (Default: On). If the clock is enabled, it will appear in the top right corner, and allow you to move it around the screen by dragging it with the stylus! You can also use the ">" button to advance the Screensaver to the next screen (either a new set of gems, or a new background depending on the mode). The "X" button allows you to quit from the Screensaver mode and return to the main menu.

Start Screensaver allows you to manually start the Screensaver. You can only use this option while on the title screen, the Screensaver may not be enabled while in-game.

Hidden Features

Bejeweled 2 features several hidden game modes...

Original

Original mode is as the name implies, original Bejeweled with absolutely none of the new special gems. To unlock it, play Classic mode extensively!

Hyper

The speed of Hyper mode defies human description, but otherwise plays in the same way as Action mode. To unlock it you will need lightning reflexes built up from playing Action mode to high levels.

Cognito

Cognito mode is only available to those who can answer every puzzle posed to them! In Cognito mode, the puzzles are mirrored from their Puzzle mode equivalents, the colours are different and you score points for each move you make! Take heed, however: when you ask for a hint in Cognito mode, you will not score any further points for the rest of that puzzle.

Finity

Finity mode can be unlocked by the truly tenacious in Endless mode. In Finity mode, you have a timer bar much like in Action mode, but power gems, rocks and timebombs can drop in from the top as well as normal gems! Further, in Finity mode, single matches score no points - only chain reactions (also known as "cascades") will score points!

Twilight

To enter Twilight mode, circle the stylus clockwise around the purple mode buttons on the title screen, touching each in turn. You may need to circle several times before it activates. Twilight mode is very similar to Classic mode, except that gems can fall from both the top and the bottom of the screen!

Registering

In Demo form, you can play 5 games of Bejeweled 2 for free, as you decide whether you like it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message reminding you to register each time you play!

If you beam a demo to someone else, and they also like the game, then they can register it either by purchasing a copy from a local store or by purchasing online.

Registering Online:

For those that like the speed and convenience of buying via the internet, when you register for the game you'll get a code which will unlock the game and remain valid for future upgrades. Go to the web page at http://www.astraware.com/palm/bejeweled2/ for more details.

You'll need to know your HotSync ID which you can find by running Bejeweled 2, opening the menus, and selecting the 'Register...' option. Your HotSync ID will be filled in for you below.

When you register, Astraware will generate a key based on your ID, which will normally be sent out by email within 48 hours of registering. When you receive your key, go to the same register option, and enter the key into the space provided.

Astraware Products

You can find out about Astraware and the product range we have for mobile platforms by visiting our website at www.astraware.com.
Here are our top products at time of writing:

Astraware Palm OS® Packs

Bejeweled Puzzle Pack CDAward winning puzzle fun with five great games including the best-selling Bejeweled!
Family Fun Pack CDFruit, Fish, Frogs and an Ark-load of animals adds up to fun for all the family!
Family Games PackSix great games for the whole family
GameHouse Games Pack 1Get shuffling with Nisqually, blast those blocks with Collapse and test your word power with TextTwist!
GameHouse Games Pack 2Make crazy chains in Glinx, match stunning gems in Gem Drop, and get them balls bouncing in Bounce Out!
Gameplate Twin PackBuy the brain-busting Elixir and Tantric together and save $5!
Midway Games PackRemember those video games from the 80's arcade days with alien spaceships, deadly cars, and flying knights?
Pazzazz PowerPackGTS Racing Challenge and Apache vs. Hind, now available in one great pack!
PopCap Games Pack 1Get the web games revolution that is Bejeweled, plus Alchemy, Seven Seas, Mummy Maze and Atomica!
PopCap Games Pack 2PopCap Games Pack 2 brings you another five awesome games from the masters of web games, in one pack for one great price!
Tycoon Twin PackPlant Tycoon and Fish Tycoon in one great pack!

Astraware Palm OS® Games

Acid FreecellAcid Freecell is the card game of choice for advanced solitaire enthusiasts
Acid SolitaireThe incredibly addictive solitaire game for Palm OS® handhelds
AlchemyTurn lead into gold in Astraware's addictive PopCap puzzle game!
Astro DefenceDefend your city from the asteroid threat!
AtomicaMake Molecules in Dr. Atomica's Laboratory in Astraware's addictive PopCap puzzle game!
Bang BangBackyard blasting fun
BattleshipThe classic naval combat game now in the palm of your hand
BejeweledBejeweled is the official handheld version of the incredibly popular and addictive online game by PopCap
Bejeweled 2The legend has returned...and is more wildly addictive than ever before!
Big Money!Coin collecting fun in another Pop Cap classic!
Biplane AceDogfight against rival fighter pilots
Black Jack DeluxeBlack Jack Deluxe is the most popular Casino game, and now it comes to life with never-before seen realism on your Palm!
BookWormFeed the bookworm’s loquacious appetite with words made from connected letter tiles.
Bowling DeluxeWhether you're a novice or an expert bowler, Bowling Deluxe is the game for you!
Bzzz!Fly-catching action for the Palm
Candy CruncherCandy Crunching Fun
Candy TrainGot a sweet tooth? Get your teeth into this new game from PopCap!
ChainzUn-chain your brain with Chainz from Mumbo Jumbo!
ChromaGamesGreat triple pack of classic games
ChromaGames CDIgnite your handheld with this full-color bundle of Chess, Checkers and Backgammon
Collapse!Tap matching blocks in this simple but frantic GameHouse game.
Crazy DaisySpin the flowers to match the colored petals and watch them pop!
CubisThe next generation puzzle game
Darts Deluxe IIDeluxeware's addictive darts game!
DynomiteGet prehistoric with this dino egg-citing game!
ElixirCollect valuable elixir from a stack of capsules without upsetting the balance in this ultra addictive game from Trixiam Studios.
EquilibriaMatching balls on an ever shifting playing field
Exact IIDouble your eXcitement with this sequel to Deluxeware's Exact!
Eye of HorusUnleash your magical powers with this Astraware puzzle game.
FarkleYahtzee meets craps in this fast-paced dice game. Race to 10,000 points against computer opponents or your friends. Farkle is easy to learn and fun to play. Roll the dice today!
Fish TycoonBreed fish in LDWs sequel to the fantastic Plant Tycoon!
Fruit FrolicIt's time to get fruity with this new game from Pyrogon!
Galaxy RangerBe a Galaxy Ranger, Save the Universe!
Gamebox GemsGameBox Gems is a collection of eight highly addictive puzzle games to keep your mind stimulated and your stylus tapping!
Gem DropGem dropping, jewel matching fun
GlinxMake chains of gems as long as you can!
GTS Racing ChallengeBring the power of high speed car racing to the Palm of your hand!
HedgehogTile matching fun from Deluxeware
HellfireRevolutionary combat action that will take you on a worldwide tour of duty
InsaniquariumFeed fish and fight aliens in the craziest aquarium ever!
Link LettersForm chains of words by altering single letters in Astraware's version of a classic word linking game
MahjonggRelax your mind with the most authentic Mahjongg solitaire game for Palm-powered handhelds
Mars Needs CowsThe challenging PopCap puzzle game of animal abduction!
MazeraGuide Ix through the world of Mazera as he searches for a way to escape and return to his home planet
MonopolyNow you can play the world's most popular property trading game on your PDA
Mummy MazeEscape the maze and outsmart the mummy in this great PopCap game!
NisquallyMake lines of blocks to clear the screen and complete the level
Noah's ArkSave pairs of animals from the rising water in this great PopCap game!
Plant TycoonThe immensely popular Plant simulator brought to you by LDW Software
Police RangePolice Range is a fast game of reactions, dexterity, accuracy and good judgment!
RicochetClassic brick blasting fun comes to the Palm in this conversion of the PC favourite.
Rocket ManiaPopCap's new pyrotechnic puzzler is here!
Rooks RevengeTry to kill king in this real time chess game from ASAP Games.
Round UpMarble Moving Madness
ScrabblePlay the world's most popular word game on your PDA!
Seven SeasShip Ahoy! Blast pirates with a broadside and navigate through dangerous waters, in this PopCap puzzle game
Shape ShifterMatch the shapes and beat the timer in this brain bender from GameHouse!
Shattered Worlds 1: Space CombatYour planet needs YOU!
Shattered Worlds 2: Planet AssaultThe second instalment of the Shattered Worlds saga!
Strange Adventures in Infinite SpaceSail the high sea of stars in your own deep space exploration vessel.
Super Bounce OutGet the latest brain bending ball matching action in this update of the classic Bounce Out!
T-BlasterPractice your graffiti/text entry by blasting aliens!
TacTicA twist on the classic Tic-Tac-Toe game pits you against the brain
TantricIt's a race against time as you attempt to fill in the puzzle pieces before the descending bar of doom!
Tetris ClassicThe authentic Tetris® game for the PDA
Text TwistJuggle letters to make as many words as you can in a limited time!
TipTopTipTop is a swinging new action puzzle game with plenty of Fifties style and Vegas pizzazz.
Tots 'N' TogsThe weird clothing shop simulator
Toucan TangoPuzzle fun in the Jungle! Switch eggs to make groups before they pile too high, and rescue the baby hatchlings!
TradewindsBuild your empire through swashbuckling sea combat and trade
Tradewinds CDFar East trading and adventure in the Nineteenth Century. It's your adventure... you choose how to play it!
Trivial PursuitThe worlds most popular trivia game
Warfare IncorporatedFull-on Single and Multiplayer RTS in the palm of your hand
What WordWord finding fun on your palm
Word MojoMisplaced your mojo? Just say the word!
WordPop!WordPop! is part word creation, part puzzle, and all fun. Clear the board by creating words. Plan ahead and you'll win the round and the game. WordPop! is easy to learn and thoroughly entertaining.
YahtzeeThe family dice game
Zap!2000/2016Arcade gaming on the Palm has never looked so good!

Release Revision History!

Release 1.2 : 1st April, 2005 Release 1.1 : 6th January, 2005 Release 1.0 : 6th December, 2004

Feedback

If you've got suggestions for Astraware Bejeweled 2, or wish to report any problems you've had, then please contact us!

Bejeweled 2 enquiries/feedback: [email protected]
Registration problems: [email protected]
General Astraware enquiries: [email protected]  

Contributors

PopCap (PC Version)
Design: Jason Kapalka
Programming: Brian Fiete
Art: Josh Langley, Walter Wilson, Armands Auseklis
Sound and Music: Stephane Braut, Skaven
Puzzle Design and Balancing: Scott Kim, Ben Lyon

Astraware
Programming: Janet Campbell
Graphics: Brian King
Quality Assurance: Graham Harrison, Steven Carrie, Paul Klosowski, Kieren Smith, Kirsten Tomlinson

Thanks also to all our beta testers, who helped perfect it!

Software License Agreement

This is a legal agreement between you, the end user, and Astraware Limited. Read this agreement very carefully. If you do not wish to accept this agreement, you may not use Bejeweled 2 on a device or software emulator.
  1. Grant Of License
    This License permits you to use Bejeweled 2 on any single computer, provided the software is installed on only one handheld device at any time.

  2. Copyright
    The software is owned by Astraware Limited and is protected by United Kingdom copyright laws, international treaty provisions, and all other applicable national laws. You may not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the code and algorithms of the software.

  3. Other Restrictions
    You may not rent or lease the software, but you may transfer your rights under this license agreement on a permanent basis provided you transfer all copies of the software and all written materials and the recipient agrees to the terms of this license.

  4. No Warranty
    The software is delivered as is and Astraware Limited makes no warranty as to its use or performance. Astraware Limited does not, and cannot warrant the performance or results you may obtain by using the Software or its documentation. Astraware Limited makes no warranties, express or implied, as to noninfringement of third party rights, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event will Astraware Limited be liable to you for any consequential, incidental or special damages, or for any claim by any third party.

Legal

Astraware Limited takes no responsibility for any adverse effect that this software could cause to your machine or the data on it: backup important data before using Bejeweled 2. Bejeweled 2 is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Bejeweled 2 is licensed, not sold.

You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this software.

Astraware’s and its suppliers’ entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Astraware’s option, either (a) return of the price paid, if any, or (b) replacement of the product that does not meet the warranty and which is returned to Astraware with a copy of your receipt. This warranty is void if failure of the product has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement software product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. These remedies are not available without proof of purchase from an authorized source.

Written permission must be obtained before distribution of this game, either in demo form or full form, through any online or offline methods. You may link to the product specific page, but not directly to the files (as these will change and as the programs are updated) 

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