JEWEL QUEST EXPEDITIONS AND MAH JONG QUEST EXPEDITIONS AVAILABLE SOON ON NINTENDO DS

30th July 2008

Avanquest Software Publishing is to release Jewel Quest Expeditions and Mah Jong Quest Expeditions on Nintendo DS. Following on from the success of these hugely popular casual games on PC, these two classic puzzles will launch in September 2008.

Jewel Quest Expeditions DS

With over 15 million players worldwide on PC, Jewel Quest is a much loved gem-matching game that provides hours of entertainment. Play as adventurer Robert Pack, travelling through Africa on a quest to unlock the mysteries of 180 unique jewel boards.

Work through each of the levels using the stylus or control pad to select adjacent rows of coloured jewels, turning the blocks underneath to gold before the timer runs out. If too much time is taken a life will be lost, but bonus points will be awarded for remaining time. Earn special moves by matching up gold coins, allowing golden blocks to be created, buried jewels to be uncovered and obstructive items removed. Enjoy the game as a singleplayer or wirelessly link up with up to 7 friends to enter competition mode.

Mah Jong Quest Expeditions DS

This popular ancient Chinese game has been enjoyed by over 4 million players worldwide on PC. The new DS version features classic Mah Jong gameplay with an intriguing twist, guaranteed to challenge anyone looking for a brain workout. As the world has fallen into a state of imbalance, teenage hero Kwazi is split into male (White) and female (Black). Players must restore harmony to the world by guiding the two Kwazis through 8 mystical lands and 64 different puzzle boards.

Choose from Quest, Classic or Puzzle mode to work through the levels, using the stylus or control pad to match pairs of tiles. The puzzle board must be cleared before time runs out; points are won for every match made and matching four identical tiles in a row with extra bonuses awarded for remaining time.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Avanquest Software Publishing

Developer: iWin, Inc.

Distributor: Open

Release date: 12th September 2008

PEGI: 3+

Format: Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle

SRP:£19.99

Notes to Editor:

Pricing and Availability

Jewel Quest Expeditions DS and Mah Jong Quest Expeditions DS are priced at£19.99 and available from September 12th 2008 from PC World, GAME, Amazon.co.uk, Play.com and Avanquest Software Publishing www.avanquest.co.uk.

Avanquest Software

Avanquest Software is a leading developer and global publisher of best-selling personal and professional software designed for utilities, office productivity, communications and mobility worldwide. Headquartered in France, with operating units, subsidiaries and offices located in United States, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, China, Korea, and Japan, Avanquest Software products are marketed in over 100 countries, through e-commerce, OEM partnerships and IT resellers. Founded in 1984 as BVRP Software and listed since December 1996 on Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714), Avanquest Software forms part of the Eurolist, NextEconomy segment and SBF 250 index. In 2006, Avanquest Software posted revenues of€75.1M. Additional information on Avanquest Software is available at http://www.avanquest.com.

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