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All that Glitters

Complete all common Bejeweled 3 Badges to gold level or higher.

All that Glitters+4.0
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PeaceSquidPeaceSquid490,651
25 Oct 2011
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This achievement is for getting at least gold level in the first 12 badges. The four elite badges at the bottom of the badges page are not required for this achievement.

GOLD BADGES:

INFERNO- Clear 1000 Flame Gems
STELLAR - Clear 400 Star Gems
CHROMATIC - Clear 400 Hypercubes

You'll gain progress towards these three badges as you complete the game's other achievements. After doing everything else in the game I still had star gems and hypercubes to get. I found Diamond Mine was a great mode to get them on as it practically gives them to you.

A flame gem is created when you make a row of 4.
A star cube is created when you make an L or T shape using 5 gems.
A hypercube is created when you make a row of 5.

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BLASTER - Destroy 50 Gems in a single move

This will most likely happen by accident for you. If you want to try and force it, look to make two hypercubes and smash them together. A few star or flame gems should do the trick also.

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BEJEWELER - Finish a Classic Game with a score over 300,000

A very easy badge. Just concentrate on making matches and looking for special gem possibilities. Work low on the board where possible. This mode only ends when you run out of matches.

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FINAL FRENZY - Score over 40,000 Points During a Last Hurrah in Lightning Mode

Another easy one. Not sure you can really force it but you wont need to anyway.

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HIGH VOLTAGE - Score over 500,000 Points in Lightning Mode

Just go as fast as possible while making as many special cubes as possible as they score higher, do more damage and create time bonuses.

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ANTE UP - Score 500,000 Points in Poker

A little tricky but you just have to try to go for big hands where possible. If you are trying to make flushes bear in mind that making a hypercube with a row of five creates a 'joker' type gem for you which can be any colour. That's a really handy tool for working towards flushes.

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THE GAMBLER - Get 30 Flushes in Poker

See above. This was my final mode-based badge and I was basically just starting matches, seeing if a flush was likely and if it wasn't I pressed 'back' to restart. You can restart during a match also and keep your badge progress. Annoyingly each badge colour (bronze, silver, gold) restarts the count from zero so you'll need 60 in all for this.

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GLACIAL EXPLORER - Score 500,000 Points in Ice Storm

Stop the rising columns of ice by getting vertical matches. This mode has the most pressure on it so you won't have time to get clever with special gems. However, you should definitely aim to take out columns first if the chance is there. After a few matches your multiplier goes up. There's an achievement for getting it to 5x but be warned, the game gets a lot tougher at 4x level.

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ICE BREAKER - Get a x12 Column Combo in Ice Storm

The bitch of the bunch. To get a column combo you have to destroy an ice column (any height) with vertical matches. Getting a vertical match on a non-icey column doesn't count. The only linking factor here is time so you can still get horizontal matches to set up vertical ones but be quick, this is pretty unforgiving.

A good tip is to go for this from the very start. The board has eight columns but in terms of ice it only has four (as each one is two columns wide). Start up a match and instantly look for all the possible vertical matches on the board. If you are lucky there will be one in each potential ice column. Now let the ice build up in a few columns and start picking them off. This will get you a nice 4x combo headstart but you've still got to find another 8. So pick off those verticals making sure they are in ice columns. Hypercubes can work for or against you. I got one at around 7x and it pushed me over 12x.

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DIAMOND MINER - Score 500,000 Points in Diamond Mine

*see below*

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RELIC HUNTER - Collect 12 Artifacts in Diamond Mine

This is the harder of the two Diamond Mine badges. The key is to break rocks at the bottom of the screen so focus on making matches next to the rocks. The placement of relics is pretty random and you can't miss them so just focus on getting low (there is an achievement for getting to a depth of 200). Star gems can be incredibly helpful if near the bottom. If you get a hypercube, look at the gems near the rock. The most common colour is the one you want to crash your hypercube into. This is pretty frustrating but stick with it as you'll be earning stars/hypers for those first badges.

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BUTTERFLY MONARCH - Score 500,000 Points in Butterflies

Pick off those butterflies as soon as possible. There's no timer so look for hypercube and star gem possibilities as these can really help you out. If there's no direct butterfly matches on, look for verticals below them as these buy you a bit more time. There is an achievement for getting 100 butterflies in one round so aim for that too.

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BUTTERFLY BONANZA - Collect 8 Butterflies in 1 Move

A different strategy to the above. Start picking them off at the beginning and save up any hypercubes you can find (be warned though, these will be triggered if a butterflies moves into one as it climbs). The longer you survive, the more butterflies you'll get joining the board. When there are lots of them, do something spectacular. There's a bit of a luck to this achievement I guess.
MfydThanks dude on the strategy for the 'Ice Breaker' badge, I followed it and kept reseting from the start and eventually got it. Just need the Hypercube one now and I'm done. Thumbs up. :)
Posted by Mfyd on 26 Oct 11 at 13:15
The WeskerJust a note for the "Gambler" badge, you will need to have a Flush and finish a game to earn the badge, or the game doesn't recognize you having it.
Posted by The Wesker on 30 Oct 11 at 19:27
Mfyd^ In addition to this comment, if you don't and you go to your badge's to check your status on them it'll show up 21/20, something along those lines, so yeah, you must complete the game mode before you get the badge.
Posted by Mfyd on 31 Oct 11 at 07:49
forced2changeBetween your tips and the other solution posted, I will finally be able to complete this game (only need 33 more flushes). Anyway, a tip for Butterfly Bonanza is to fill the board with as many as butterflies as possible and only collect the ones toward the top of the board. This will buy you time as the game starts to really throw the butterflies at you as you progress thru the levels. I was able to have the entire bottom row falmost full of butterflies and used a lightning cube match to wipe out the entire row.
Posted by forced2change on 23 Jun 12 at 15:52
Hampshire VeganICE BREAKER is owning me right now, it's all I have left to do. Would be so sweet to finally complete a Bejeweled game.
Posted by Hampshire Vegan on 06 Oct 12 at 16:16
Hampshire VeganI think my new approach for ICE Break will just be to play hard like it were a normal game (blitz etc.) and hope to get lucky. It seems I choke hard on 9+ when focusing on it.
Posted by Hampshire Vegan on 14 Oct 12 at 14:30
Uber Silk Roadsweet guide maxed out!
Posted by Uber Silk Road on 29 Oct 12 at 19:02
ExultraviolenceThis game was invented by Satan.
Posted by Exultraviolence on 20 Dec 12 at 03:30
vegansoundI had no idea on how to raise the multiplicateur in the Ice Breaker mode. I thought we had to aim x12 with the counter on the left of the screen, and I couldn't go further than x4. Sooo I came here for any tips, and your helped me so much! The game has no tutorial, so it's hard to get the rules right. But thank you, you explained to us how to get combos to x12. I did it now, and it's thanks to you. Thanks !
Posted by vegansound on 01 May 13 at 20:03
PeeMcPeeJust loaded the game up whilst internet was down. Started Ice Storm, and got x14 combo straight away, then another x13 combo straight afterwards. I have been trying to get this for a long time, and never got above x10 before.
Could have been coincidence, but worth trying offline if it's the last one you need.
Posted by PeeMcPee on 16 Aug 13 at 15:00
That505GuyGetting 80k + on last hurrah in lightning mode and still silver with it saying get 60k or more for gold? Any ideas?
Posted by That505Guy on 04 Sep 13 at 23:51
That505GuyLol btw 60 is for platinum probably got it without even realizing as thats my favorite mode. Just 200 hypercube and done!
Posted by That505Guy on 13 Oct 13 at 07:38
BillarghIce Breaker has to be one of the most frustrating things I've ever done.
Posted by Billargh on 22 Feb 14 at 02:15
platinumpwnzorIf you go to youtube, ICE BREAKER on the PC looks easy as can be. This is the only badge I need, but it seems near impossible to make moves fast enough with a controller...

It might be best just to play as deep as possible and then hope for a huge cascade.
Posted by platinumpwnzor on 22 Feb 14 at 07:34
gammatron9000Came here to write my own solution about the restart trick for getting flushes in poker. Already in yours! dance
Posted by gammatron9000 on 22 Feb 14 at 14:24
ThePootermobileJust curious, you say there's 12 badges that require gold, and then you proceed to list 15 badges... do you not need to gold all of them, or is that a typo?
Posted by ThePootermobile on 25 Feb 14 at 03:47
Nekro NekoWhen going for the "Gambler" badge, you can reset your board on the next turn and the counter still adds it. If you want to be safe, finish the game you get your last needed flush.

As for Ice Breaker, you really need to be fast. You should always be looking for vertical matches with the occasional horizontal match if you can't see anything. Other than that, play like you would in Lightning or Bejeweled Blitz.

Honestly, I think the ratio is a little flattering to how difficult this is. Just glad it wasn't all platinums needed.
Posted by Nekro Neko on 25 Feb 14 at 15:31
SilentExiledOneI found the easiest way for getting the 12x combo on icebreaker was to just play it normally and make matches as quick as possible. I managed to get it by pure luck when half the board started clearing itself after a mad rush. By far the hardest one to get out of all the badges.
Posted by SilentExiledOne on 06 Mar 14 at 09:23
gobey17Ice Breaker definitely the most annoying. I either couldn't ever find any horizontal matches in time or if I did the ice wasn't even being present, making it not count and ruining my streak. I just got it randomly after trying ages by them being all close to one another although I suggest you attempt this when your the most alert/awake to keep your focus so for me it was in the morning. but thank god I have it.

Just Poker left now. Annoying how long it takes, especially as what you get on the grid to make the best matches is just pure luck. roll
Posted by gobey17 on 08 Mar 14 at 17:03
MeszerusYeah, the x12 column combo for Ice Breaker was quite annoying. I've seen Youtube vids that tell you your max combo at the end of the round, but I was never given that information (the section is simply replaced with 'couldn't connect to leaderboard' as I wasn't signed in to Live). So I kept replaying over and over a few times each day with no indication of how close I was getting to x12. And then today, when I was least expecting, instead of getting a gold medal for it, I obtained a platinum. I didn't even get to 500,000 even though in one game I had reached 1,000,000 points without x12. I found that just replaying a few times each day helped me get better at making vertical matches, bigger and faster. It almost became enjoyable (not to say I hate the game; the gold mine mode is quite addicting and fun). So persistence and luck does help!
Posted by Meszerus on 12 Mar 14 at 23:43
MeszerusAlso, very useful tip that I don't see covered in the solution or comments: there's an alternate control scheme you can select from Help & Options, called 'Blitz'. Whereas the 'Primary' control scheme (default) requires two buttons to move gems (A and a D-pad button), 'Blitz' is quicker because the action buttons now become a secondary D-pad (so instead of pressing A and then Up, you'd simply have to press the Y button, if that makes sense).

Try it out. The cumulative time savings could mean the difference between success and fail.
Posted by Meszerus on 12 Mar 14 at 23:48
ParadoxReal8Why 12 badges? At the exception of elite, there is 15 not 12...
Posted by ParadoxReal8 on 10 Jun 17 at 01:57
UNDEADZ3LD4you can also flick the right stick to swap aswell even quicker
Posted by UNDEADZ3LD4 on 03 Jul 19 at 16:52