Nokia and PopCap team up for Bejeweled LIVE+ exclusively for Lumia users

Nokia has done it again this week by bringing yet another Xbox game to its dedicated Lumia users. This time around it’s PopCap’s turn with an updated and dare we say nicely done implementation of Bejeweled Live+.

For those curious, it’s the “+” that makes this different than the current Bejeweled Live app on the Windows Phone Store. With that name change comes an extra two levels (Butterfly and Zen mode) and updated graphics.

From the app description:

"The biggest, brightest Bejeweled ever on the Windows Phone! Discover all-new ways to play the world’s #1 puzzle game.  Find your perfect match with 5 game modes now available on the Windows Phone! Classic, Diamond mine, Lightning, Butterfly and Zen modes that meet all your moods!"

  • Show off your scores to your friends on the Xbox LIVE Leaderboards! 
  • Put your skills to the test and unlock the 20 new Achievements! 
  • Engage in endless gem-matching fun with beautiful graphics, amazing sights and sounds — Bejeweled is more sparkling than ever!

Indeed we had a tough time writing this article due to the addictive nature of Bejeweled, the super poplar gem-switcheroo game that has taken the world by storm. Sure it’s not exactly a new phenomenon but it’s still a fun game to play on the go.

The game is not free for Lumia users, which means you’ll need to pony up $2.99 to keep it, though of course you get a free trial to give a spin beforehand.

Lumia users on Windows Phone 7.x and 8 can grab the game here in the Nokia Collection. Thanks, Ben R., for the heads up!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.