PopCap celebrates Valentine’s Day with Heart Stone gem in Bejeweled Blitz

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, EA / PopCap has updated Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook and mobile with the rare Heart Stone gem. This gem is available to all players, and replaces some red gems with special Heart pieces. When matched, these Heart pieces create massive explosions, helping players climb to the top of their friends leaderboard.

Each Heart Stone gem costs 75,000 coins to activate, and replaces a portion of the board’s starting red gems with hearts. When these are included in a match, either with other hearts or basic red gems, they explode in the shape of a heart, clearing large groups of gems from the board, and triggering the appearance of points multiplier gems.

Hearts continue to fall onto the board at random throughout the rest of the game, and players are rewarded a special prize at the end. Coin prizes are hidden under nine hearts, offering players the chance at a grand prize of 70,000 coins each time they play.

What’s more, the game has also been updated with new starting board templates, which may feature less individual colors of gems, or gems in set patterns. By making the correct matches early on, players can activate large combos to earn the most points possible.

Bejeweled Blitz is available to play for free on Facebook, and to download for free on iOS and Google Play. Check back soon to follow Bejeweled Blitz on AppData, our tracking service for mobile and social apps and developers.