I have always been a fan of Jewel Quest ever since I first played this game. While there are many variations prior to this, they were more or less the same. While Jewel Quest Heritage does offer the same kind of game play, this time they introduce a few new features.
Solve over 175 boards and one puzzling family mystery on a topsy turvy quest through Europe’s ancient hot spots. Hit the trail with Rupert on a journey through the shrines and castles of Hernan Cortes’ lore. Swap jewels and collect puzzle pieces to unravel a perplexing web of Jewel Quest® family history.
There may be a story line here but it is really not crucial to clearing the game. I even skipped the text because I find it time consuming and inessential.
This game starts off as easy, then to medium level and challenging ones as you progress through the family tree. The good thing about this game is that you can choose which board you wish to play per portrait. As you clear each board, puzzle pieces will be given to you which you use to connect to other pieces to complete the portrait and new boards will then be available to you.
There was one thing that annoyed me though. I still do not understand how to clear boards with monkeys in it. It said to put the monkeys in the cage. So yes, all the cages are occupied by monkeys but I still could not clear the board.
If I did, I did not understand how. Also, when jewels animate being matched, the timer still runs. I had one case where it was just a split second before I could clear the board but time ran out because I had to watch so many jewel animations being matched. It was a waste of time and it took me quite some time to get a chance to clear that board again.
All in all, this is a good game. I just hated the board with monkeys because the instructions are not clear how to clear the board with them in it.