Bejeweled Twist Arrives on Mobile Phones

May 7, 2009

PopCap Games Launches Mobile
Version of Bejeweled Twist

Mobile Version of Latest
Bejeweled Installment Revolutionizes Fun On-the-Go with Remarkably Faithful
Adaptation of Top-Selling Puzzle Game

PopCap Games, the leading developer
and publisher of casual games, today announced the launch of Bejeweled Twist
Mobile, a faithful adaptation of the highly acclaimed PC game — now the
deepest, most attractive puzzle game to hit the wireless market. The game is
available now on a wide array of handsets from major North American and European
wireless carriers.

PopCap’s fourth in-house title for
mobile, Bejeweled Twist puts a completely new spin on the top-selling puzzle
franchise of the 21st century. Since its launch on the PC late last year, and
over the past month as an exclusive release on Verizon Wireless phones,
Bejeweled Twist has been a top-seller at retail and on wireless.

“We’re excited to launch what we
believe will be the mobile game of 2009 – an amazingly accurate translation that
offers truly deep and fun gameplay with tremendous visual appeal,” noted Andrew
Stein, director of mobile business development at PopCap. “Bejeweled Twist is a
milestone title in the mobile games category: novice players can pick it up and
enjoy it immediately, while avid gamers will appreciate the depth of strategy,
challenge and the overall flexibility in its gameplay.”

Bejeweled Twist features a
revolutionary new style of play and the highest production values of any casual
game ever created — removing the barriers of traditional match-3 games. Instead
of swapping adjacent jewels to make a set, players rotate an entire 2×2 block of
gems clockwise in an effort to create a line of three or more gems of the same
type. Additionally, in Bejeweled Twist, players don’t have to make a match with
every move – instead they can freely rotate gems anywhere on the board, allowing
far greater liberty of movement and vastly increased strategic freedom to plan
combinations, cascades and chains.

Beyond the completely different
method of moving gems, Bejeweled Twist provides a wealth of new power-ups and
obstacles. New gem types include Flame, Lightning and Fruit gems that produce
fiery explosions and other powerful effects; and new obstacles such as Bomb and
Locked gems as well as Coal will challenge players as never before. In addition,
four game modes (Classic, Blitz, Challenge and Zen) offer vastly different ways
to experience Bejeweled Twist. The game will also offer touch support on
compatible phones.