Bejeweled Blitz LIVE
_Bejeweled Blitz Live_ is a reworked version of Bejeweled Blitz. Just like
all other games in the _Bejeweled_ series the gameplay is centered around
swapping gems on a board to create matches of three gems of the same type.
They explode and new ones drop down from the top, often forming chain
reactions. Matches of four gems or more introduce special gems and additional
points. It contains both the original Classic game mechanic with swapping a
gem vertically or horizontally, as well as the Twist mode where a group of
four gems is rotated left or right without the need to create a match for each
action. For this XBLA version the quick gameplay is supported through separate
buttons and keys to move the cursor and to swap and rotate at the same time to
mimic the speed the game can be played with a mouse.
Multiplayer is available locally through split-screen or online for both the
Classic and Twist mode. It can be played as a 60-second time limit game or in
a head-to-head battle. Online multiplayer is also available for up to sixteen
players simultaneously in the Party mode. A grid on the left side of the
screen shows the position of each player in the ranking based on the points
gathered so competitors can be tracked without having to see their board.