Jewel Quest: The Sleepless Star
By iwin, Inc.
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Follow the travels and travails of intrepid explorer, Percy Pack, in Jewel Quest: The Sleepless Star. On a quest for a jewel called the Sleepless Star, Percy discovers that the jewel has been stolen from a Native American village by an unscrupulous jewel collector!
Along with Percy and a beautiful Algonquin named Yellow Feather, travel to exotic locations on two continents and overcome dangers at every turn, in an effort to recover the jewel.
Solve over 150 jewel board puzzles, including never-before-seen obstacle puzzles! Progress through a beautifully illustrated and fully voice-acted story that includes collectible power-ups and quest options filled with your favorite classic Jewel Quest games.
It is good, but now what?
I enjoy the Jewel Quest match three games and have spent far too much time playing them. I was happy to see that I could purchase The Sleepless Star through the app store. The story, using characters mentioned in previous adventures, is engaging and the variety of jewel boards expanded from previous games. The goal here is to complete the boards to read the story, but each play of a board is given a star rating based, it seems, on the number of points you earn; so a secondary goal is to get a gold star rating on all boards in a "Chapter" in order to earn extra strong talismans that give you good bonuses.
I haven't given the game a 5 star rating here because, although I have achieved a gold star rating on every board, no new challenges appeared, which is kind of disappointing. But this game is certainly worth your $$ and time.
When I loaded the game I was warned it had not been tested on Mac Mini. Well now it has, I'm using a new Mini with Lion and it runs perfectly. The game is fun with some unexpected twists. Just when you think "same old same old" it surprises you. Try it and you won't be sorry.
Fun but not as good as Jewel Quest 3
The boards were fun but it is a very short game and not a lot of different challenges. Jewel Quest 3 had more story and challenges than this. It was a disappointment after the other J.Q. games I have purchased. Very short! The collectibles it speaks of are suppose to make boards easier. Don’t need them to clear boards.