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This is an idle tapping connect 3 game. Match 3 or more jewels to clear them from the field. Meet the level’s slated goals to clear it. Aim for as high a score as you can to earn the 3-star rating.

Like Jewel Christmas, this game uses a regular-shaped playing field and is much easier in its standard and timed modes. However, it does not have an endless mode. Your playtime is limited to 60 seconds or a set number of moves.

  • Earn and activate bombs to bolster your scores.
  • Play through 5 different gameplay modes.
  • Earn enough points to reach the highest possible star ratings in each level.

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Jewel Explode Match 3 Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Match the jewels in horizontal or vertical rows of 3 or more to remove them from the field. The longer the rows you form, the more points you earn.

  • Starting the Game
    • Choose a language:
      • English
      • German
      • French
      • Spanish
      • Portuguese
      • Italian
      • Russian
    • On the welcome screen are 5 buttons:
      • Select Play to start the game.
      • To learn how to play the game, choose Instructions.
      • Choose About to see the developer’s information.
      • Select Languages to change the game’s language settings.
      • Customize the game’s audio settings by selecting Sounds
    • Your game automatically saves your game progress and high score.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • Using your mouse
        • Left click to select a jewel.
        • Drag to have the jewel switch places with any of its neighbors.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • With your fingers
        • Tap on the jewel of your choice to select it.
        • Swipe to have the jewel switch places with an adjacent jewel.
  • Game Play
    • Level selection
      • Levels are unlocked in sequence. At the start, only the first level is playable.
      • You can replay any of the levels you unlocked at any time.
      • Below each level is the best star rating you earned from playing that level.
    • Interface
      • Top
        • On the top left are the number of turns you have left. This is replaced by a timer in some levels.
        • An extra counter appears to its right for blocks and bubbled jewels in other levels.
        • On the top right is your score.
      • Playing field
        • This occupies most of the center of the game screen.
        • The playing field in this game is always an 8 x 8 square
      • Bottom
        • The jewel button on the bottom left shows you a hint. Hints have no penalties in this game.
        • On the bottom right is the pause button.
    • Basic rules
      • Match 3 or more identical jewels in a single move.
        • You can only move one jewel at a time.
        • A move counts as valid when it creates a row that can be cleared.
        • These rows can be horizontal or vertical.
        • You can form rows of up to 5 jewels at any given time.
      • Clear as many rows of jewels as you can to meet the level’s goal.
      • You win when you run out of time and moves and meet your level’s quota.
      • If you run out of valid moves, the game will reshuffle the field automatically.
    • Variant rules
      • Standard
        • Reach the level’s score goals within a limited number of moves.
        • The number of available moves vary between levels.
      • Timed
        • Reach the level’s score goals within 60 seconds.
      • Blocks
        • Clear all the blocks in the level within a limited number of moves or within 60 seconds.
        • To clear a block, form a valid row with at least jewel within a block.
        • Some blocks take more moves to remove than others.
      • Floating jewels
        • Stop the floating jewels before they reach the top of the screen.
        • Make sure to meet the level’s other goals.
      • Jewel drop
        • Make sure the gray dropping jewels reach the bottom of the screen,
        • Meet the quota of gray jewels while reaching the target scores of the level.
        • The gray jewels cannot be removed even if they form a row of 3 or more.
        • If you activate a bomb, the gray jewels will be destroyed. This does not count against your quota.
    • Bombs
      • General rules
        • You receive bombs each time you create a row greater than 3. Each bomb occupies the space filled by the jewel you moved to earn the bomb.
        • They form either on your move or in the wake of the others that form after your move.
        • Most bombs act like the jewels of their color and are only activated when you form a valid row with them.
        • The game adds unused bombs to your final score at the end of the level.
      • Bomb types
        • Star bombs
          • These are star-shaped. You receive them after clearing a straight (horizontal or vertical) row of 4 jewels.
          • These clear both a row and a column of bombs, forming a plus-sign shape across the board.
          • If another bomb is within its radius, it too explodes.
        • Trefoil bombs
          • These take on the appearance of 3 spheres stacked on top of one another. You receive them for removing 2 overlapping rows of 5 jewels that form an L or T shape.
          • They take out a 3 x 3 square of jewels around them. Placed in the right spot, they can take out a total of 11 jewels, including the row they formed.
          • They also detonate any other bombs within their radius.
      • Rainbow orb
        • You receive rainbow orbs after clearing a straight row of 5 jewels.
        • The rainbow orb can switch places with any one jewel on the screen.
        • When activated, the orb will remove all the jewels of that color in the screen.
        • If it switches places with a bomb, it will clear a larger area of the screen.
    • Scoring and tips
      • Each level has a minimum score threshold to reach.
        • To clear the level, meet this minimum score along with the other prerequisites. If you don’t meet the other prerequisites, you will still lose the level even if you managed to earn a higher score.
        • The threshold goes higher two times, indicating the points you need to earn a 2-star and later 3-star rating.
        • Once you’ve met the minimum requirements to clear the level, you can still keep playing until you run out of time or turns.
        • Although the game stores your star rating, it does not record your highest possible score.
      • The best way to bolster your score is to cause multiple rows to form in one move.
        • Look for moves that let you form two or more rows at once.
        • Activate bombs whenever you can. The spaces they create can reshuffle the board enough to create new rows in rapid succession.
        • When activating the rainbow orb, choose the jewel next to it that is the most common on the board. If you can have it switch places with a bomb, all the better.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for connect 3 in a row fans of all ages.
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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