When I owned it we had a self-enforced rule that you could not wish yourself the gems (modes). It ruins the game. Also, I don't like being locked in a mode ball-to-ball until you finish it. If you drain while in a mode clear it out and make the player have to qualify it again to start it.
Quoted from S37VEN:
3. Require more than one hit (at least 5?) to the orbs before being able to collect the cyclops jewel.
4. Require more than hit (at least 10?) to the pops before being able to collect the sinbad jewel.
It already does this...did you set yours to easy?