Magic Jewelry is a tile-matching puzzle video game for the NES derivative to Columns. It was programmed by Hwang Shinwei in Taiwan and released in 1990 by RCM Group, without a license from Nintendo.
The point of this game is to match a line of three or more gems, using columns of three pieces falling into the playing field, similar in mechanics to the Sega game Columns. Its background design is strongly inspired by New York City and has a depiction of the Statue of Liberty appearing on the right side of the screen.
This game is common on pirate multi-game Famicom cartridges and systems; for example, it is built into the Power Player Super Joy III and subsequently onto the Pelican VG Pocket under the name Jewels, but with modified graphics.
In the game there are eight songs, some of which are repeated (after each 8 stages) with the different remixes. Seven of the eight songs are known to be renditions of existing songs:
Stage 1 (Level 0): 'All Kinds of Everything', by Dana.
Stage 2 (Level 1): 'Huānlè Zhōngguó Jié' [Happy Chinese Festival].
Stage 3 (Level 2): 'Lóng de Chuánrén' [Descendants of the Dragon], originally written by Hou Dejian and performed by Li Jian Fu, and later re sung by many Taiwanese singers (such as Fei Yu-ching and Leehom Wang).
Stage 5 (Level 4): 'Jägerchor' (Hunters' Chorus), by Carl Maria von Weber.
Stage 6 (Level 5): 'Moonlight on the Colorado', by Dick Robertson.
Stage 7 (Level 6): 'Greensleeves'.
Stage 8 (Level 7): 'Speak Softly Love', by Andy Williams.
Note: The 1st stage song ('All Kinds of Everything') was also used in Brush Roller, an unlicensed NES game also programmed by Hwang Shinwei in the same year (1990).
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
4 different online emulators are available for Magic Jewelry. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Magic Jewelry are summarized in the following table: