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PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords delivers, for the first time ever, classic puzzle-game action backed with an epic story of good vs. evil. Challenge your match 3 skills as you battle against computer opponents to save the Kingdom of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2007

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Includes 6 items: PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords, Dr. Daisy Pet Vet, Hot Dish, Mahjongg Investigations: Under Suspicion, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?™, Mission Runway

About the Game

PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords delivers, for the first time ever, classic puzzle-game action backed with an epic story of good vs. evil. Challenge your match 3 skills as you battle against computer opponents to save the Kingdom of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane. Make matches of different crystal types which build your inventory of spells. Outscore your oponents and unleash your spells to disrupt their matching chances and lower their totals. Build your heroic character by winning head to head battles. Or play classic match 3 in quick play mode. Explore the expansive kingdom as you experience a puzzle game like nothing you have played before.
  • Embark on an epic single-player campaign comprising more than 150 challenging quests.
  • Jump into this exciting puzzle game and outmatch your opponent in Quick-play mode.
  • Build your empire as you capture cities, build castles and gain a party of companions that will aid you in battle.
  • Earn money with each gold title to buy helms, weapons, armor and more!
  • Experience tiles grant you additional experience instantly.
  • Match skull tiles to inflict damage on other players.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium® III 1.0 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB video card (ATI 7000, Geforce 2 or Intel GMA 900 series)
    • Hard Drive: 105 MB hard drive space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9c compatible sound card
    • Input: Keyboard and mouse
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,027 products in account
34 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
BEST bejewled-style game I've ever played!

I played this game for months on my PSP back in the day. I could be mistaken, but I believe this is the game that was the catalyst to the creation of so many puzzle-rpg hybrid games.

It does a great job in tuning out the monotony of a Bejewled game by adding in rpg elements. Each gem color signifies mana, which are used to cast skills, which you learn as your character gains levels and completes side-quest puzzles. Each match is a battle against an enemy that you encounter on your quest. Your character traverses a map that is similar to the world map in Final Fantasy Tactics. Certain locations on the map can be captured as your territory, and then upgraded to provide you with gold revenue and other benefits. Items can also be found and bought for your character to grant additional perks.

To compare this to other bejeweled games, such as: Puzzle Quest 2, Legend of Fae, Bejeweled 3, Marvel Puzzle Quest...
I enjoyed this game the most.
Posted: January 14th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
977 products in account
21 reviews
4.5 hrs on record
It's basically Bejeweled with RPG elements thrown in. Every colored set of gems is for a different element, and you have to spend these element points to cast spells to damage the enemy. Otherwise you can match 3 skulls and damage the enemy directly.

Winning a combat round gives you experience towards your next level which in turn grants you access to new spells, and gives you some skill points to distribute towards making certain elements more powerful, or to give you an overall boost in the game. You also have equipment that adds certain effects such as reducing the amount of damage you take, increasing the damage you can do, or even reducing a certain element from your enemy when you fulfill certain conditions.

In a way the game reminds me a lot of "Gyromancer" except you do the matches directly instead of doing the "bejeweled twist" style matches. The only thing not "bejeweled" about this game is that there are no special exploding gems created for doing complex matches. You do get a free turn if you match 4 in a row, and if you match 5 in a row you get a free turn + a wildcard piece added to the board.

There's also some gold pieces to match for more money, and "purple stars" for experience. In addition, certain stats increase the likelihood of these non-element matches giving you a free turn, so sometimes it's worth giving it a shot even if you'd rather be collecting the elemental pieces (red, green, blue, and yellow).

The music is decent, the graphics are kinda flat but it does the job, and the story is.... there. I mean, so far it hasn't added that much extra to the game but it's not cheezy either. If you're a fan of Bejeweled and puzzle games it's worth checking out. If you're dying for some real action or deep strategy, you should probably look elsewhere though.
Posted: January 25th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,268 products in account
169 reviews
38.0 hrs on record
Really fun game. It's got great RPG elements and really explores a lot of possible variations on the bejeweled gem match-up gameplay while still keeping the core elements essentially simple and enjoyable for the casual gamer. The game progresses well, the gameplay is familiar and has a lot of life to it. It doesn't feel short like other casual RPGs around. Definitely recommend if you are a fan of casual RPGs or want a Bejeweled game that is a little more involved.
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
226 products in account
46 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Puzzle Quest takes tetris into a whole of new level of gem, and combat like enviroment. Basically you choose between a few classes. Then you are introduce into the game, and just follow the storyline. You can also capture enemy towers for extra income. Movement is linear, but nonetheless is 100% better than Puzzle Quest 2.
Posted: May 23rd, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
666 products in account
90 reviews
2.9 hrs on record
Take a classic puzzle game (think Bejeweled), add RPG elements and a plot progression where all battles are carried out through that puzzle sequence where both players alternate while sharing the board, and you've got the general idea of what Puzzle Quest is.

Puzzle Quest is a silly wrapper around the puzzle game which ends up strangely compelling - you get special abilities your character can use which use "mana" depending on which colored jewels you combine. You collect experience and money by matching those, and deal damage to your opponent via lining up skulls. Victory is defeating your enemy before your own health runs out. It manages to take an already addictive formula and make it even more addictive.

I was first exposed to this game via the Nintendo DS game, and honestly think that the game is more suited to a mobile platform than to the PC, but the game is still a lot of fun here. Check it out if you haven't.
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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