Action, also known as Action mode and Time Trial mode in Bejeweled, is one of the nine playable modes in Bejeweled 2 and one of the two modes in Bejeweled.
Action mode starts with the level-up bar half filled. Every second from then the bar will decrease every second. Matching gems will increase time with a few seconds. The bar must be completely fill to complete a level. But if the bar completely empties out, you lose.
In Bejeweled 2, reaching level 9 unlocks a secret mode, called Hyper mode.
In this mode on Bejeweled, the level-up bar changes color depending on how full it is.
In some versions of Bejeweled 2 such as the iPod version, it plays the Bejeweled version this game mode music instead.