bejeweled stars tips

Bejeweled Stars Tips, Cheats & Guide: 10 Killer Hints for Consistent Three-Star Levels

Long before everyone and his cousin seemed to be releasing Match 3 games, PopCap was at it with its Bejeweled series. Since then, PopCap has become part of Electronic Arts, which has released a new Match 3 game for Android and iOS devices alike, Bejeweled Stars. But before we give you some tips for this brand-new game, let’s talk you through some of the features.

According to EA, this game promises “endless fun and the freedom to play your way in a beautiful world filled with surprises, explosions, and unique challenges.” The company also promises several twists and challenges that you won’t find in your average Match 3 title, such as dealing with “Currents” of gems that can help you improve your matching skills, and “winning cascades” that can result when you move gem-filled Clouds around the board. You can also open chests to uncover Charms, which are Bejeweled emojis that allow you to add a personal touch to the messages you send to other players.

We can keep going on about the game’s features, but we won’t waste much more of your time here. Let’s go straight into our Bejeweled Stars strategy guide – even if you’re a master of Match 3 gaming, you may most likely be needing this, as EA is on the level when it says this game is different from your average title in this genre.

1. The Time Lapse Cheat Works For Now

As this is a new game, the time lapse cheat is apparently still a thing, though you might want to set your expectations and prepare for EA to nerf it at some point in the future. Anyway, you’re still free to set the time on your phone or tablet ahead in order to quickly regain your lives without waiting; your lives regenerate in about 20 minutes per life, so if you want to get all five lives back, you should set the time on your device ahead by an hour and 40 minutes. You can switch the time back to normal on your device and still have your lives, though if you don’t want to use this cheat, then it’s okay – 20 minutes per life isn’t that long, anyway, if you come to think of it.

2. Take Your Time

Another old mainstay tip that still applies would be to take your time when solving the different puzzles in the game. Match 3 games, in most cases, won’t come with any time limits, which means you can analyze a level, look at the gems on the board, and take it from there. Yes, it’s true that this is a more advanced Match 3 game than most, but you would still want to take it easy and make sure you’re making the right moves.

3. Connect Your Game To Facebook

Match 3 games are typically games that you can play on your own, making Bejeweled Stars and others perfect for those who don’t want to interact with other human players. But at the end of the day, you still might want to take advantage of the benefits of connecting your game to Facebook. For one, if you have other friends who play the game, you can send gifts to each other, and that includes sending lives; if waiting is too boring and time lapsing too dishonest, you can ask friends for lives, or send them lives should they request from you.

4. A Brief Backgrounder On The Special Gems

Like in other Match 3 titles, some of the vintage mechanics still apply, such as the ability to create a special gem by matching more than three of a kind. For example, if you clear four in a row, you’ll get a Flame Gem, which can destroy pieces within a small radius by acting like a bomb. If you match five in a row, you’ll get a Hypercube, which allows you to get rid of all gems of a certain color, based on the color of gem the Hypercube collides with. The Star Gem will show up if you match five gems in a “T” or “L” formation, and would shoot out a beam in a +-like formation, destroying all the gems in its path. Then you’ve got the Dark Hypercube, which is created when you match six gems in a row. It works like a regular Hypercube would, except for one main difference – it doesn’t just destroy the gems, but also converts gems of the same type into regular Hypercubes. Use that plethora of Hypercubes you’ll get to clear levels faster, and with less moves.

Additionally, if you mix two special gems, you can get much more devastating effects that take out a lot more pieces, and allow you to score a lot more points.

5. Make Use Of The Skygems

Early on in the game, you should find out what SkyGems are. But without even downloading or playing the game, what are they? For starters, SkyGems are special gems that look similar to regular gems, but with a few key differences – they come in unique shapes and have unusual indents not found on normal gems. You can, however, match them like you could normal gems, and once you’re able to match them, they go into your inventory. It’s these SkyGems that will serve as ingredients when you unlock the Power Lab (after beating Level 6), and with that in mind, you should try to collect as many of them as possible.

6. You Can Go To The Power Lab To Craft Powers

One of the rather unique features of Bejeweled Stars is that you can go to the aforementioned Power Lab to create your own special power-ups. You can do this at any point in the game, though it will take time for the power-ups to actually be created; you may want to use the time lapse cheat we told you about in order to expedite the process. There’s also the option to pay some coins to speed up the power creation process, though at the end of the day, waiting may be the best thing to do.

What kind of special power-ups can you expect from the Power Lab? One good example would be the Flame Swapper. If you create this power-up, you can transform any gem on the board into a flame gem, all without having to match four gems in a row.

Also, as a bonus tip, make sure that you only use those created gems/powers when you truly need them! Don’t use them simply because you have them, and are able to create them.

7. More Moves Left Over Means More Stars

It’s a basic aspect of Match 3 gaming, but we’re going to mention it nonetheless. Once you’ve accomplished all of the objectives stated for the level, whatever leftover moves you have will create special gems out of the random gems on the board. So if you weren’t able to make it to three stars, or even two stars, before the level ends, those extra points from your extra moves can help you out, taking you to the three-star level and eliminating the need to grind it out by replaying those levels you weren’t able to three-star. It all goes back to the tips we told you above; make use of them so you can optimize the moves you’re allowed to make in the game.

8. What Happens When You Get Three Stars?

Fortunately for you, earning three stars is more than mere bragging rights among you and your friends. Once you’re able to get all three stars out of three, you’ll be treated to a special graphical display that shows off the different constellations of the night. And each star you earn will take you closer to completing a constellation (you can always grind for more stars). Once you’ve got a constellation completely filled up, you’ll get a good number of SkyGems as a reward, allowing you to do more crafting at the lab.

9. Be Smart When Working At The Power Lab

Let’s go back to the Power Lab for yet another tip on how to make the most out of this feature. Before you leave the game for an extended period of time, such as if you need to go to sleep, or need to head off to work or school, you’ll want to go to the Power Lab. Once there, you can queue up new power-ups to be created, so that way you don’t have to do any time lapsing; once you return to the game, your new power-ups will be all crafted and ready to use!

10. Always Be Aware Of The Objectives

Last, but not the least, you should always be looking at the objectives of each level before you try to solve it. It’s easy to play a new level like you would the last one, but since different levels have different objectives, you should always be prepared to make some changes to your game plan, in order to complete those levels with the least possible moves.

52 Comments

  1. ADB May 29, 2016 Reply
    • samantha harry November 23, 2016 Reply
  2. Kathy July 17, 2016 Reply
    • samantha harry November 23, 2016 Reply
  3. Karin McAuley November 6, 2016 Reply
    • samantha harry November 23, 2016 Reply
      • samantha harry November 23, 2016 Reply
      • Audrey July 21, 2017 Reply
  4. Sara November 24, 2016 Reply
    • m September 15, 2017 Reply
  5. Steph November 27, 2016 Reply
    • Nina September 4, 2018 Reply
  6. Marti December 5, 2016 Reply
  7. AJH December 16, 2016 Reply
  8. Robert Morrocco January 9, 2017 Reply
    • Naomi March 4, 2017 Reply
      • Ash April 29, 2017 Reply
  9. Deb April 8, 2017 Reply
    • Theis Hugo June 21, 2017 Reply
      • Margie August 22, 2017 Reply
      • Murat can October 15, 2017 Reply
  10. Joanne April 9, 2017 Reply
    • D April 26, 2017 Reply
  11. Sherry kolb May 7, 2017 Reply
  12. Jean May 30, 2017 Reply
    • Murat can October 15, 2017 Reply
  13. Tawanah Fagan May 30, 2017 Reply
  14. Robert June 13, 2017 Reply
    • TeeLea August 1, 2017 Reply
  15. tricotbelle July 3, 2017 Reply
    • Murat can October 15, 2017 Reply
      • Murat can October 15, 2017 Reply
  16. tricotbelle July 5, 2017 Reply
  17. 00mamabear00 August 14, 2017 Reply
    • Murat can October 15, 2017 Reply
  18. Bejeweled fanatic October 18, 2017 Reply
  19. Allen October 30, 2017 Reply
    • Gabby November 11, 2017 Reply
  20. Cheryle Hilton-Taylor January 24, 2018 Reply
  21. Alison Snyder April 19, 2018 Reply
  22. Pixie K April 30, 2018 Reply
    • KathyK July 3, 2018 Reply
  23. Pixie May 7, 2018 Reply
  24. P May 15, 2018 Reply
  25. Pixie May 27, 2018 Reply
  26. Amanda June 7, 2018 Reply
    • Maybelle July 11, 2018 Reply
  27. Colie Sutton August 14, 2018 Reply
    • Janaya Thomas October 8, 2018 Reply
  28. Alex August 25, 2018 Reply
  29. Patty September 3, 2018 Reply
    • Lisa October 18, 2018 Reply

Add A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

west battle royale tips
West Battle Royale Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Survive Longer and Unlock All Characters
hovercraft battle arena tips
Hovercraft: Battle Arena Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Dominate Your Competition
garena contra return tips
Garena Contra: Return Guide, Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Dominate Every Game Mode
critical strike dead or survival tips
Critical Strike: Dead or Survival Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Kill Hordes of Zombies
power fishing tips
Power Fishing Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Become an Ace Fisherman
cash, inc. tips 2018
Cash, Inc. Cheats (2018 Update): 9 Tips & Tricks to Become a Top Money Tycoon
circle pool voodoo tips
Circle Pool (Voodoo) Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Drive Up Your High Score
pick the gold voodoo cheats
Pick The Gold (Voodoo) Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Find More Treasures
tap empire tips
Tap Empire Guide: 13 Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Become a Billionaire Tycoon
chasecraft tips
Chasecraft Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Unlock Everything
hello cats cheats
Hello Cats (Fastone) Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Help Your Furry Friends
super cat tales 2 tips
Super Cat Tales 2 Guide: Tips & Tricks to Beat All Levels
Idle Royale Tycoon Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Maximize Your Gains
candy crush friends saga tips
Candy Crush Friends Saga Cheats: 6 Tips & Tricks to Complete All Levels
hello cats cheats
Hello Cats (Fastone) Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Help Your Furry Friends
happy catch cheats
Happy Catch (Android) Cheats, Tips & Walkthrough for Levels 1-20
fr legends tips
FR Legends Cheats: 5 Tips & Tricks to Win More Drift Battles
hovercraft battle arena tips
Hovercraft: Battle Arena Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Dominate Your Competition
uphill rush new york tips
Uphill Rush New York Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Dominate Tracks
gravity rider cheats
Gravity Rider Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Dominate Your Opponents
champions manager mobasaka tips
Champions Manager Mobasaka Beginner’s Guide: 10 Tips & Tricks to Become a World Class Manager
zombie strike the last war of idle battle tips
Zombie Strike: The Last War of Idle Battle Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Dominate Every Game Mode
sega pocket club manager tips
SEGA Pocket Club Manager Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies for Rookie Managers
dragalia lost tips
Dragalia Lost Beginner’s Tips, Tricks & Strategy Guide: Everything You Need to Know
mr juggler cheats
Mr Juggler Cheats, Tips & Tricks to Complete All Levels and Get a High Score
monthly idol tips
Monthly Idol Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Build a Top-Notch Entertainment Company
holyday city tycoon guide
Holyday City Tycoon Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Become a Business Tycoon
magic school story tips
Magic School Story Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Build and Manage Your Magic School
champions manager mobasaka tips
Champions Manager Mobasaka Beginner’s Guide: 10 Tips & Tricks to Become a World Class Manager
new star manager player profiles
New Star Manager Advanced Guide: 10 Tips & Tricks to Take Your Club to the Next Level
new star manager nrg cards
New Star Manager Ultimate Guide: How to Use NRG Cards, Dealing with Contracts and Winning More Penalty Shootouts
sega pocket club manager tips
SEGA Pocket Club Manager Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies for Rookie Managers
massive warfare aftermath tips
Massive Warfare: Aftermath Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Destroy Your Enemies
Idle Royale Tycoon Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Maximize Your Gains
cats & cosplay tips
Cats & Cosplay Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Complete All Levels
zombie strike the last war of idle battle tips
Zombie Strike: The Last War of Idle Battle Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Dominate Every Game Mode
happy catch cheats
Happy Catch (Android) Cheats, Tips & Walkthrough for Levels 1-20
life of boris super slaw guide
Life of Boris: Super Slav Walkthrough
hot lines ios
Hot Lines Walkthrough: A Quick How-To for Completing All 60 Levels
the guides axiom cheats
The Guides Axiom Walkthrough: Cheats & Solutions for Levels 1-20