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How to play Jewel Dragon for iOS: Walkthrough, FAQ and Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to the beginner’s guide to Jewel Dragon for the iPhone and the iPod Touch! Jewel Dragon takes the best of match-3 puzzle gameplay and card battle RPG gameplay and puts the both of them together, resulting in one of the most interactive card battling experiences on the whole system. Read on for the beginner’s guide to Jewel Dragon!

The battle system in the game is one that is easy to learn but hard to master. First, you have five types of cards that can be used in battle. These are blue, red, yellow, green and purple. These are the colors for water type, fire type, thunder type, light type and dark type, but there’s no point in splitting hairs with the various types because all you will see is the colors. They work in a sort of “rock paper scissors” way. Fire beats thunder, thunder beats water and water beats fire, while light and dark beat each other.

In battle, you’ll play a match three scenario, although you can match as many as you see fit. In addition to all five of the attack types, you’ll also be able to match white-type gems, which will heal your cards’ hit points. When you match one specific type of gem (for instance, red), then all of the cards in your deck that are of that color (for example, all of your red cards) will attack the enemies on screen. If you match three or more gems in a row, they will attack one enemy each, while if you match five or six gems, they will attack all enemies on screen. If you match a color but you have no cards in your active deck of that color, then the match will do nothing.

Rather than only being able to slide a gem over one space, you can pick up a gem and drag it anywhere you want to on the table. When you move a gem over one space, it displaces the gem that was previously in that space, so if you drag your gem around the board, you can displace as many gems as you want, allowing you to set up multiple matches in the same turn. When you make multiple matches, you score a combo, and each time that you add to the size of your combo, you multiply the effect of every individual gem match. Even gems which don’t correspond to any of your current active deck of cards will add to your combo, thus increasing the effectiveness of everything else.

The complete guide to Jewel Dragon for iOS!