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Wheel of Fortune Platinum Review

Review Sony Pictures Television By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Wheel of Fortune Platinum Review

Are you tired of screaming at the television when you know the answer to a phrase in Wheel of Fortune? Then fret no more as Wheel of Fortune Platinum gives you the chance to pit yourself against thousands of puzzles while competing for a virtual jackpot. Very little has been missed in converting this long-running TV game-show to the iPhone, with each segment and bonus feature being packed in. After taking the time to set up your virtual avatar, players can jump straight in, spinning t…

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HexaLex Review

Review Nathan Gray By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
HexaLex Review

HexaLex by Nathan Gray is another crack at the hexagonal-grid form of Scrabble and it's at this point that a lot of readers may switch off, but hold on, it's honestly a great implementation. Small considerations such as additional rules which can be modified or even turned off make this an extremely challenging variation on a popular board game idea. For fans of word-games it's likely you've already stumbled on this title, but the recent 2.0 updates have added some great new features…

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WordSearch Rush Review

Review We Are Colin By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 6 months ago
WordSearch Rush Review

It's not surprising how many word-search games are on the App Store thanks to it being a fairly well known and easy to implement puzzle for a touch device. However plenty of them suffer from either having huge grids that are a pain to read or lack any real fun game element. WordSearch Rush by We Are Colin tries to solve both of these problems while remaining true to the puzzle's more educational purposes. WordSearch uses 7x7 (and the occasional 8x8) to keep things easy to read without…

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Decoder Ring Review

Review babaroga, llc. By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 8 months ago
Decoder Ring Review

Were you ever one of those kids who invented your own alphabet or language? If you were, then prepare to take an unexpected trip down memory lane. Decoder Ring is a crossword type puzzle game where players must decode the strange glyphs and symbols into letters to form words. You’ll use a small rotating decoder ring to match up symbols and letters in the puzzle. You’ll be given a few letters on the board to get you started and from there it’s a case of trial and erro…

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Bananagrams Review

Review Majesco Entertainment By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 12 months ago
Bananagrams Review

Bananagrams is a Scrabble type board game where players must try to use up the bunch of letters they are given in order to create a large joining series of words. The game focuses more of its attention towards online play, requiring you to create an account so you can share leaderboard scores and play versus other players, but there is an offline mode available to players as well. Seeing as how the game is banana themed, players are given a ‘bunch’ of letter tiles that the…

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grabl Review

grabl Review

What would happen if you took a popular word based board game, paired it with an arcade style and a time limit to keep you on your mental toes? Ok to be honest that does cover most of the word-based games on the iPhone, but grabl by Rocketmaker Productions is all about making the largest word web your mind can conjure and showing it off to your friends. A lot of the standard board game controls are used here; pinch controls the board zoom, single touch swipes let you move the play fie…

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BOGGLE Review

BOGGLE Review

Boggle is a port of the well known, word based board game for the iPhone. The gameplay is still the same; players are given a 4x4 square full of jumbled letters and they have to make as many words using those letters. Players are given a time limit and score based on the length of the word. You construct words by tapping on the letters in sequence and submit them by tapping the final letter again. The words must be 3 or more letters and only adjacent letters can be selected for each w…

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Rummage Review

Review CFresh Media LLC By Damian Chiappara, 5 years, 1 month ago
Rummage Review

Rummage is a word based puzzle game where players must try to hunt for different words in a mix of letters by swapping and lining them up. Players must try to spell all the words they are given in a list as fast as they can for the highscore. You will be awarded higher points and multipliers based on the size of the words and how many moves you used to spell out the word. Players shift letters by tapping on them and selecting where to move them. Letters can only be moved and spelled o…

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Dungeon Scroll Review

Review www.rtsoft.com By Damian Chiappara, 5 years, 1 month ago
Dungeon Scroll Review

Dungeon Scroll is a word based adventure game where players travel through different dungeons spelling words in order to cast spells on enemies. Letter tiles and bonus tiles will refresh after every enemy, and the same words cannot be used twice in a single dungeon. Players control the spelling of words by tapping the different letters on the screen and then tapping submit to cast the spell. Players can also use double damage letters in the spelling of words for attack bonuses and mul…

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Bookworm Review

Review PopCap By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 2 months ago
Bookworm Review

It's hard to escape the occasional word based game on the iPhone. In fact it's incredibly hard to escape them. So when a company like Popcap makes a word game you can only hope it's not only fun, but it sets the standard for other developers. Bookworm is Popcap's flagship spelling game brought to the iPhone and the word is "good". Selecting words is as easy as tapping it out on the screen using the tiles presented, keeping each successive letter joined to the last. Like other spelling…

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SCRABBLE Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 2 months ago
SCRABBLE Review

Scrabble is an iconic board game that has been around 1938, popularised in the 50's and is almost globally known in its gameplay. Simplicity reigns supreme in EA's release of Scrabble on the iPhone and you couldn't expect anything less from such a simple, yet challenging game. The letter tiles all use a simple drag and drop system for placement with the rest of the interface being responsive to simple touches. The iPhone has also been well considered by the use of a "Recall" button to…

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Textropolis Review

Review NimbleBit LLC By Damian Chiappara, 5 years, 2 months ago
Textropolis Review

Textropolis is a word based game where the player must travel to various cities, finding as many four letter or more words they can using letters in the city name (Eg. Amsterdam– star, master etc). The more words you find, the higher the population of that city, and overall the world, grows. As this is a word based game, the only controls needed are to choose letters and cities. Tap the screen as you would any other iPhone application to make your selections. You can get bonuses…

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