- Rank up
And finally, this is the ranking and achievements screen -- as you rank up while playing, you get access to more challenges and achivements to obtain.
- Personal Scores
The game tracks all kinds of stats obviously -- none of these stats can count for ingame achievements (as this is an unofficial third-party addon), but it's fun to see what you've done in the game so far.
Here are the options for the addon -- you can set the game to fade on mouseoff, or make the window itself transparent, or set when the addon appears or disappears. The default settings worked great for me, but you can switch them to whatever you like, obviously. Note that this is a beta version, and that the final version may have different functionality.
- Tooltips and leveling
As you can see, when you first start playing, tooltips will pop up to show you how to play. Also, as you can see at the bottom, you earn "Bejeweling" skill as you play -- this isn't an official skill (it won't show up on your WoW character screen and it has no effect on WoW gameplay), but it does let you do more things in the game, like open up more achievements and play modes.
- Multiplier Up!
When you fill that bar at the bottom, you get a multiplier up (complete with ding noise, natch), and all of your matches are worth more points. It's faded a bit in this picture, but just like all of the other colors and animations, it looks great.
- Timed game over
Flight points will automatically (by the default settings) pull up a timed game, and here's the result of a game I played between Theramore and Ashenvale. 277 PPS isn't too bad, but my high was 300 something.
- Skill up!
This is the main game window -- as you probably already know, the game consists of switching jewels around to match up three of a kind. Match up four of a kind and you can get the flashing gems at the bottom, which will explode if you match them together. Match five of a kind and you get a little glowing energy ball, which when switched for a match, will destroy all gems of a certain color on the board. It's Bejeweled -- if you've never played it, you're in for a treat no matter what kinds of games you like.
- High Scores
What's a Popcap game without scoring? As you can see, they track both timed and classic mode scores, and you can see score totals across your personal games, your friends list, or even your guild at large.