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Buried Treasure/Sandstorm

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Buried Treasure

Sandstorm

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Buried Treasure and Sandstorm are both a type of mini-quest featured in Quest.

Gameplay

Buried Treasure Help

A dialog box providing information about Buried Treasure.

In Buried Treasure and the Sandstorm mini-quests, the entire game board is covered with sand. Hidden beneath the sand is a set of large objects. The goal of each mini-quest is to remove the sand and uncover the objects by clearing gems over the sand. Special Gem effects can remove sand as well. Each mini-quest contains their own set of objects to reveal. When an object is uncovered (i.e. when all the sand covering the object disappears), it places itself in a plaque that is beside the board. In the Sandstorm mini-quests, any sand cleared from the board regenerates after a set amount of time.

Beside the game board is the Timer Bar. Buried Treasure and each Sandstorm mini-quest must be completed within their own given time limit. When the Timer Bar reaches thirty seconds, "The Voice" will announce a brief warning about the amount of time remaining. When the Timer Bar reaches fifteen seconds, the vertical edges of the board emit a pulsing red glow and a warning sound plays; these effects intensify as the time limit approaches expiration.

During Buried Treasure and each Sandstorm mini-quest, Hypercubes fall into the game board every now and then.

Mini-quests

Mini-quest Associated Relic Description
Buried Treasure
Buried Treasure
Relic 1 The goal of this mini-quest is to uncover the three hidden objects within 120 seconds.
Sandstorm
Sandstorm
Relic 2 The goal of this mini-quest is to uncover the three hidden objects within 120 seconds. In this mini-quest, any sand cleared from the game board regenerates every 35 seconds.
Sandstorm II
Sandstorm II
Relic 5 The goal of this mini-quest is to uncover the four hidden objects within 90 seconds. In this mini-quest, any sand cleared from the game board regenerates every 30 seconds.

Notes

  • Pausing the game during a Sandstorm mini-quest and Buried Treasure causes the gems to vanish, but they reappear upon resuming the game. This most likely happens to prevent "cheating."
  • The placement of the objects in Buried Treasure and the Sandstorm mini-quests is always different with each attempt.

Trivia

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Unused Buried Treasure mini-quest icon

  • Although Buried Treasure and Sandstorm share the same mini-quest icon, an unused icon meant to represent just Buried Treasure is present in the game files of Bejeweled 3 (the icon shared between Buried Treasure and Sandstorm was originally meant to represent just Sandstorm).
  • In the French version of Bejeweled 3, Buried Treasure and Sandstorm are both known as Enseveli ("Buried"). What is known as Buried Treasure, Sandstorm, and Sandstorm II in the English version of the game is known as Enseveli, Enseveli II, and Enseveli III in the French version.
    • The French version of the Bejeweled 3 README file refers Buried Treasure and Sandstorm as Trésors ensevelis ("Buried Treasures") and Tempête de sable ("Sandstorm") in the Scoring section.
  • With the Italian version of the Bejeweled 3, Sandstorm is known as Archeologo ("Archaeologist") in the game but referred to as Tempesta di sabbia ("Sandstorm") in the Gameplay Tips section of the README file.
  • Based on evidence present in the game files of Bejeweled 3, Buried Treasure was originally a different type of mini-quest.

Names in other languages

Buried Treasure Sandstorm
Language Name Meaning
Chinese埋藏的宝藏
Máicáng dí Bǎozàng
Buried Treasure
FrenchEnseveliBuried
GermanSchatzsucheTreasure Hunt
ItalianCaccia al tesoroTreasure Hunt
Japanese宝探し
Takarasagashi
Treasure Hunting
PortugueseArqueólogoArchaeologist
SpanishCaza TesorosTreasure Hunting
Language Name Meaning
Chinese沙风暴
Shā Fēngbào
Sand Storm
FrenchEnseveliBuried
GermanSandsturmSandstorm
ItalianArcheologoArchaeologist
Japanese砂嵐
Sunaarashi
Sandstorm
PortugueseVento do SaaraSahara Wind
SpanishSirocoSirocco

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