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According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bejeweled_Twist a supernova gem is created when six or more gems are matched in a line. How is that possible? Wouldn't you have to already have three in a line:

XXXAXX
AAXAAA
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You'd have to set up a cascade to be able to get longer lines of gems. You will not be able to do this in a single move. (Disclaimer: I don't have this version of the Bejeweled but the concept is the same in any game like this)

Here's one such cascade you can make which should be relatively easy to set up.

Try to get your gems in this pattern:

  AA
  BB
  CC C
  BB
AABBAA

Then to finish it off, just move gem C in place to start the cascade.

Getting off longer lines are often difficult to set up. Here's another variation for a 7/8 gem line.

  A  A
  B  B
 CCD DD
  BC B
AABAABAA

Then rotate C and D in place to set off the cascade.

You'll get the idea.

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Your last example confuses me. Shouldn't it be CCDCDD on one line? –  Jason Berkan Oct 4 '11 at 5:11
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@JasonBerkan: Looking at videos of this game, they are rotated (twisted) into place, not swapped. –  Jeff Mercado Oct 4 '11 at 5:12
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Ah - didn't notice that the question was not referring to blitz. Makes perfect sense now. –  Jason Berkan Oct 4 '11 at 5:16
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DDADAAB.
AAEABBC

Move B down then move the A between the D's down and hold it in place. Works on standard bejeweled. Just did it so I know it works

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This will not be possible in the twist variation of the game. You will always be moving 4 gems at a time, you cannot simply swap two gems with each other. –  Jeff Mercado Apr 1 at 15:53
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