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Jewels of the Nile Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Jewels of the Nile

Help Anuket to collect the gems around her territory!
User rating: 29 (78%) 8 (22%) 14 comments

Jewels of the Nile was available as a giveaway on August 12, 2017!

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You have to help Anuket, one of the goddesses of the Nile River, collect the gems around her territory in the brilliant Jewels of the Nile game. To complete this difficult task you have your powerful scarab shooter which is designed to hold only 2 gems simultaneously. To help you in your complicated mission Anuket upgraded your shooter with laser to push the gems precisely and the ability the rotate it vertically and horizontally.

To make the things even better 15 types of the bonuses with fall on you from the blue sky. Among them are additional lives, multicolored balls, bombs, additional bonuses and what not!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista /7/ 8/ 10; Processor 700 Mhz or better; 256 Mb RAM; DirectX 9.0





File Size:

33 MB



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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Please only post comments about today's game giveaway; other comments either inappropriate, or comments with only one or a few words; for example vg, good, thank you, TY, bad, rubbish, this game is ~%!£*? etc , or if the comment has nothing to do with today's game or is complaining (send your complaints to the giveaway team via the contact form that I've linked to below), they may be deleted at the moderator or administrators discretion; however, a little light banter among community members/friends and with the moderator to keep this a friendly place to visit is acceptable and welcomed. All comments not specifically about today's game giveaway will be judged by the moderator and if deemed inappropriate, will be deleted and usually with no explanation. Please see the moderation policy HERE for details about posting comments. If you are having problems installing the game check the FAQ's thread HERE and read through the communities comments because sometimes fixes have already been posted; and if for any reason you want to contact the giveaway team, for example, you have a game to offer the community, or are unable to download the latest game or other issues that the FAQ's thread or these comments don't cover or solve you can do so HERE
Jewels of the Nile
In Brief
Jewels of the Nile is a bubble popping match the colored balls game.
After you've had an opportunity to play today's giveaway please take a few moments to give some positive or negative feedback about the game; for example, what you liked or disliked about the game, or how it could be improved. If you don't like the genre at all, please explain why and if any, what improvements would change your mind? If you don't have time to post a comment today, please do so at your convenience, thank you. To access the comments once the giveaway is over, open up the game giveaway to its home page then scroll to the bottom of the page where it says Archives and select the date the giveaway was live (giveaway days are in bold type). This will open up the appropriate page for you to post your comment or review.
There are thousands of subscribers to the game giveaway of the day every weekend which makes this an ideal forum for giving developers new or fresh ideas as to what their consumers (i.e you) would like to see in a game. For example, you could suggest extra content such as better or more original mini games, or a level editor that you would like to see that would make it more appealing to you. Maybe you think the graphics are a little dated and are in need of re skinning, or maybe you've just had enough of the genre and want to see something different or something with more originality? Giving such feedback instead of saying nothing or just saying this game is rubbish or good may bring more developers to the site, which could mean more and better games. Would 'you' give away thousands of copies of a game (or extra content for a game) away to a community that complains all the time instead of giving useful feedback? It only needs a few moments of your time.
This site could be transformed if only the community would be more forthcoming in their opinions of the games they are getting for free instead of complaining about the way this site has changed, for example, they don't like MPC games, they hate HOG's, have had enough of Match Three and Time Management games, or they want to see the latest version of Call of Duty or some other big name AAA game given away or that they don't like Steam games. If something isn't for you then please move on to the next giveaway, or check out the forums HERE, HERE and HERE, where a few members of the community post details of various free games and free game sites as well as links to various indie bundle sites etc; you never know, you may find something that really interests you.
If you miss today's game giveaway you can always get the game via MyPlayCity 24/7 HERE.
Jewels of the Nile downloads to a 33 MB zip file that unzips to three files, (a setup.gcd security wrapper, the set up file and a read me). Those with multiple hard drives are able to save games on any drive they wish. The newly installed game is 61.5 MB in size. The game installs to the following path by default, but can be changed by the user if you prefer:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\Jewels of the Nile\
Four shortcuts are installed to the desktop. three of which can be safely deleted (Play Online Games, MyPlayCity Games and shortcuts to a free online game which vary each week). Also, if you don't like icons installed to the quick launch task bar, make sure you uncheck the box when the additional tasks window appears (after the Select Start Menu Folder window)
Bet you've never expected this number of Jewels of the Nile! Now you have an excellent opportunity not only to count but to catch them all! You have to help Anuket, one of the goddesses of the Nile River, collect the gems around her territory in the brilliant Jewels of the Nile game. To complete this difficult task you have your powerful scarab shooter which is designed to hold only 2 gems simultaneously. You should push them into the line of jewels so that the similar colors appear together. As soon as you get 3 gems of the same color they disappear making the quickly moving chain shorter. To help you in your complicated mission Anuket upgraded your shooter with laser to push the gems precisely and the ability the rotate it vertically and horizontally. So this time you can also climb up the walls! To make the things even better 15 types of the bonuses with fall on you from the blue sky. Among them are additional lives, multicolored balls, bombs, additional bonuses and what not! The only problem is to catch these extremely quick flying items. But as soon as you get used to the speed you are fond of the mighty power of the precious bonuses. Enjoy this entertainment to the full extent without any limits. The music and sounds effect will help you feel the atmosphere of Ancient Egypt - you won't be able to stop this fun! The catching game Jewels of the Nile is definitely worth trying! Download it right now absolutely for free and prove yourself you can collect all of the jewels in the Nile region!
Reference accessed HERE. 12th aug 2017
If you have a problem installing or activating or getting Jewels of the Nile to work please visit the problems section, which I've now incorporated into the FAQ's thread, and which you can find HERE
The Game:
Jewels of the Nile is another take on the well worn Zuma/Luxor marble popping match three game. It has the usual elements, though the shooter is slightly different in that you cannot angle the shots from a fixed position, instead you move the shooter around the periphery of three sides of the arena, (the bottom and sides); also there are 15 bonus types that drop randomly; not when you score a match, but at any time (see image above for details of each bonus). They include color swap, lives, bombs, speed up and slow down, multipliers, stop and a black hole bonus to name a few of them; (that last one, which is not listed in the bonus list I've never seen in one of these games). The graphics are okay, looking a little like the first Luxor game that I first played over a decade ago. Otherwise there's nothing much else to tell about this game; (see my conclusion below).
Jewels of the Nile is a standard marble popper with some slightly different mechanics and bonuses. Personally I found the game a little slow and the movement of the cannon was at times a little frustrating, especially when trying to navigate the sides via the cannon.shooters track. At the most I'd score this 6 out of 10 for game play.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank MyPlayCity for giving away Jewels of the Nile and also to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games.
Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:
The problems section that used to be posted here in the Game review is now included in the Game Discussion FAQ's thread; which you can find HERE.
I've updated the games section that used to be posted with the review. The thread is now called 'Weekly round up of game deals', formerly the games section of the weekly reviews. You can find the new thread (which I've posted in the sticky section of the game discussion forums to make it easier to find if you are perusing the game discussion forums) HERE.
The rest of the information that used to be posted here can be found in the forums HERE. Finally, check out Delenns for details of other free games and offers HERE



Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Jewels of the Nile

A ball shooter/alignment game from MPC that downloaded and installed very well on Win 10 Pro x64.
This is in the vein of the excellent Beetle Bomp given away here recently, but must say the graphics and play isn't even close to that one, and we love these style of games!
While we didn't experience any of the scaling issues others have (installing both on her portable and our main desktop) but it is hard to align the balls and while it does have the interesting shoot-from-the-side feature not found in BB and the also excellent Sky Kingdoms, the graphics and play just don't match those for first impressions.

Suggestions to the developers would be to have a mode for 'easy' to let people get used to the play of the game. Also try to differentiate more clearly between balls and bonuses i.e. bombs and such. We will give this more time to see if it catches our attention more though, as again this is a favorite genre.
Thank you GGAOTD and MPC for a chance to play these games as always though!

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Thank you for your feedback JBurt, appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by JBurt  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Can't play, all the choices such as Music, Volume, Options & Exit are all way off the screen to the right. Nothing I do will change it because it just changes it back when the program starts.

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Hi Ron

Have you tried playing in windowed mode and setting the game to play in a low resolution?

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Dunn  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Worst of this type of game I have ever played! Jewels of the Nile is a slow, non-responsive shooter. Uninstalled.
It seems no one can successfully create a game like Zuma and Luxor.

Thanks anyway, MPC and GAOTD. Maybe another day.

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I agree. I've played a lot of these types such all of the Luxor series, all of the Zuma series, Sparkle 1 and 2, Inca Ball, Charma, Atlantis Sky Patrol, Stone Loops of Jurassica and others I've forgotten the names of and all of which are much better than this one. The developers tried to do something different i.e. make a track for the cannon to fire. They should have also enabled the cannon to rotate. It would have been much better. Graphics were a little plain as well.

Reply   |   Comment by mahaal  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

All in all everything is fine but the aiming is hard even with the line to aim, it seems the mouse control isn't very accurate (could as well be my mouse acting up). Will try to play more another time, cause I am very tired and impatient right now.

Anyway - thank you very much for the game and all others I got in the last few weeks and a huge shout out to Whiterabbit for his good reviews all the time.

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Thank you for your feedback Anu. I had problems aiming when going along the side tracks; sometimes the mouse pointer would stutter, sometimes freeze, so was ineffective most of the time.

Reply   |   Comment by Anu  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Sorry -- normally I love bubble popper games but this one just doesn't work for me. It moves too slow (the frantic pace is an important part of bubble poppers for me) plus the weird way the shooter travels makes it very hard to hit certain areas of the track. I would much have preferred a simple left/right path that let you shoot the entire width of the board to the screwy way it acts as it 'rounds the corners.' Also a general note to game developers: not everyone has perfect color vision. Going with bright primary colors may seem boring, but at least they're easier to tell apart. In this game I was constantly being fooled by mistaking the yellow and light orange balls for each other.

Anyway, thanks to GGOTD and MyPlayCity, but this game is a miss for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan Canera  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

This game downloaded and installed to windows 10 ok. you can change the screen resolution in the options if you need to. This is a zuma type game with good game play and good power ups. I only gave a touch pad and found it a bit awkward to play but that could be just me. Well worth giving this game a try though.

Reply   |   Comment by Ros  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

After installing the game I noticed that the game was too big for my (wide)screen and couldn't click any buttons to change settings of screen resolution for example. I had to stop the game using Ctrl-Alt-Dlt. I uninstalled it now, because I don't want to want to manually change my screen resolution just for a game. It is a pity, because it seemed a nice game to play in between other things.

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Thank you for your feedback tiscrea. You can change the screen resolution via the options menu. You can choose from 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x960 and 1600x1200 or you can select windowed mode. I didn't note the default resolution. If its less than the highest one, increasing the resolution to the higher one should reduce the size of the game.

Reply   |   Comment by tiscrea ©  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Thank you for your comment, but becauzse of the wrong screen resolution I don't see the button Options :-)

This is what I see:

Not a button to ben seen anywhere...

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That's really odd because the whole screen shows, just not with the menu buttons. Try going into compatibility mode by right clicking on the games shortcut then from the drop down menu select properties. This opens up a small window. Click on the compatibility tab and try changing some of the properties for example check the disable scaling if that doesn't work check one of the others. also make sure the admin checkbox is checked. If this doesn't fix the issue, temporarily change your screen resolution and see if that enables the menu buttons to appear, then you can change via options, then revert back to your usual screen resolution. You should only have to do that once.

Reply   |   Comment by tiscrea ©  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

tiscrea ©,

You might try disabling high DPI scaling. That often makes it realize your screen size better and show everything. Almost every game I get lately has to have that tag set.

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Thanks Diane.

Reply   |   Comment by Diane  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

This didn't work I'm afaraid. I also tried this tip... No luck!


Reply   |   Comment by tiscrea ©  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The DPI scaling trick did it and now I can see the whole screen and menu when opening the game. Thank you all very much for your help. Now I'm off to celebrate my mum's birthday :-)

Reply   |   Comment by tiscrea ©  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)


That DPi-scaling did the trick. Thank you all for your help, but now I'm off celebrating my mum's birthday :-)

Reply   |   Comment by tiscrea ©  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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