Jar of Marbles II: Journey to the West

  • Explore mythical China
  • 72 levels of play
  • Encounter new challenges and power-ups
Min System request
  • OS : Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/8
  • CPU : 1.4 GHz
  • Memory : 128
  • DiretX : 9.0
  • Hard driver (MB) : 135

Review for game Jar of Marbles II: Journey to the West

Embark on an epic journey and relive one of the great works of Chinese literature in Jar of Marbles II: Journey to the West! This thrilling physics based Match 3 puzzle game chronicles the fantastic life of Sansang, a monk that defied an emperor and went on a quest for the truth in a time of war. Solve puzzles in beautiful hand drawn environments and meet Sansang’s fantastic companions, the Monkey King, Dragon Prince and others.

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Genre : Match 3

Match or swap items into groups of 3 or more in wild and colorful settings.

Date release

August 29, 2012

Game Rank

1877 points

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A nice evolution
August 28, 2012

I loved the original Jar of Marbles, and this is an awesome step up. It's the same game at its heart, but feels like a much richer experience. The art is beautiful, the sound compliments it well, and all-in-all, the game has a great atmosphere. The gameplay is generally easy to understand, and the physics-based nature of the game makes for a challenging experience. It's sometimes frustrating when a marble rolls somewhere you didn't expect, but often times that leads to an even more advantageous position. Definitely worth a shot.

As addicting as they come!
September 2, 2012

I'm a big fan of Match 3 games, and this one was a hit for me. I love the graphics, overall feel of the game, and I love the added challenge of the marbles being affected by gravity. I can get lost in this game for hours!

Awesome Match Game
August 28, 2012

This is a fun and easy to play game. But by "easy to play", I don't mean it is an easy game. While it may start off with basic Match 3 principles, it quickly progresses to more challenging levels. As you progress through the story, following the Path to the West, you ascend a mountain and not only do the jars and marbles start to change, but you run into weather changes as well. The colder it gets, #snow in the mountains# the more likely you are to get things like locked or frozen marbles. There are a variety of Powerups to use that will help when you get stuck somewhere, or to unlock or thaw marbles, such as the Powerwheel, Cherry Bombs or Lightning, or more time. The art is top notch, everything looks great. The music is very asian and peacefull, one might even say, zen-like. The sounds in general match the game play very well. Overall this is a game I can see myself, and my kids, and my wife, playing a lot of. In fact, all of us are quite addicted to the game already, after only a short introduction...

Don't Lose Your Marbles
September 9, 2012

Quite original game this, dropping different coloured and patterned marbles into a bowl so that three of the same type match up and disappear. To complete one of the 72 levels you need to match all the jigsaw marbles which build up a series of jigsaw puzzles and progress the storyline. This is not a game that has or needs great graphics, it is all about the thought you need to decide where to place the next marble. Some levels are harder than others and as they are against the clock you will probably need to restart some levels until you finally get there. Power ups are available for matching four or more marbles at a time. I am about half way through and it definitely has the addiction factor - just one more level before I finish....and one more.... and one....etc.

Far superior to the original game
September 7, 2012

I was a bit wary of trying out this game, since the first Jar of Marbles was such a let down, but I really enjoyed the sequel much more. Jar of Marbles II: Journey to the West brought with it a great tie-in to a classic Chinese legend, and a far more challenging game. This was no ordinary marble popper. There was stategy involved, and your moves had to be precise, and quick, since each level was timed. We were not stuck using the same old jars or marbles. In the jar were blue marbles with jigsaw puzzle pieces on them, and whenever one of these match 3 sets were eliminated, it gave us another puzzle piece to find an animal that was part of the legend. I did not play long enough to find the Monky King, but if anything, this game did make me want to read the old tale of Journey to the West again. Jar of Marbles II: Journey to the West is a far superior game to its prequel, and if the developers keep on this track, then this series could live on for a long time, and I look forward to seeing what other stories they might bring into it. Don't even bother with Jar of Marbles, and go straight to this game, because you will enjoy it so much more.

August 28, 2012

I have been waiting for a M3 that is new and different...this is IT!...I passed on the day it was offered because not into the marble shooter games...when I realized it was M3...I decided to just 'try it'...was I 'greatly' surprised! It has a style that is unique in matching your 'marbles' and even if you are timed it does not do the 'penalization', its just 'replay'...Once I got the hang of it I also noticed that game has good information and also thought it may get 'bored' in the long run!...not...will leave on my game manager to my 'go to game' ... quite pleasant music, great graphics...well just 'try it'...

Fun and relaxing game
August 28, 2012

I enjoyed this fun and laid-back match 3 marble game. I really liked the physics and that I could use it to my advantage to push marbles around a bit. The goal of matching the puzzle pieces, rather than simply clearing the jar, also kept the strategy interesting. The added difficulty of features like locked marbles helped make the game challenging. Aesthetically, the backgrounds were pretty and serene and moving elements like clouds and weather were a nice touch. Fun game!

Great Match 3 Game!
August 29, 2012

Love the look and feel of this game, the game play is very fun and relaxing after a hard day. Special FX and power-ups are especially nice. The difficulty level progresses at a good pace and the game becomes quite challenging in later levels.

I knew it! I play and I do not deadlift more
August 31, 2012

the graphics are skinny? but it's ok, the music is repetitive? and you can have this. are not fascinated by special effects, but I like it.

Lost my marbles!
August 28, 2012

Fun variation on Match 3. Very colorful with an asian theme. The music is very soothing and I needed it! The play is fast and it is not always easy to get from one level to another.

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