- Players can access scores and other online options via OpenFeint.
- Players are able to use their iPod during gameplay.
- The game controls are easy to use.
- Moderate learning curve to the game; players need to use the tutorial mode first.
- The game’s visual presentation is a little dull.
- Not a competitive puzzle game; it’s slower and more calculated than other titles.
If you’re not one for competitive puzzle games but enjoy challenging yourself, then Rummage is the game for you.
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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 out horizontally or vertically. Once letters are lined up to spell a word, players must tap the spell button in the corner and tap each letter in sequence to spell it. You will have to calculate your letter movement carefully as you must adhere to a move limit; if all moves are used and no words are spelt, then its game over.
The visuals and sound are basic but expected from a spelling puzzle game. Players do have the option to use their iPod during gameplay but must mute all sounds first. The game consists of one main game mode and a tutorial mode which you’ll need to play through to grasp the game.
Rummage is one of those casual, self challenge puzzle titles. While the game does have access to OpenFeint and various online features, it’s definitely not a competitive game. The gameplay can get quite fun when you’re on a roll but the game does have a moderate learning curve and can take some time to get used to. But if you enjoy quiet, casual puzzle games, then give Rummage a look at.
DescriptionFeatured in the iTunes "New and Noteworthy" section for Games!
Made it into the Top #10 Paid Word Games!
"quickly becoming my favourite puzzle/word game... A perfect combination of Strategy, Skill, Puzzle and Words make this game a really enjoyable experience." - AppDope [7.8/10]
"... a game that is easy to play but hard to beat and will have you coming back time and time again... simplistic yet fresh... Less flair, more awesome." - iPhoneAchievements.org [labeled #1 Hidden Gem 4/5 Stars]
"Rummage is a great choice... Difficult, challenging, yet easy to pick up gameplay will surely enthuse any word gamer out there." - MobileTechReview
"...a word game that seems to take the word game genre to the next level... I absolutely love the gameplay idea for this game, and it’s something that I haven’t come across yet." - No DPad
"...there are plenty of word games out there for the iPhone. If you can only pick a handful, or perhaps just one game, to download and put in your iPhone/iPod Touch, get Rummage!" - Nine Over Ten
"Rummage spells out all the right features, including OpenFeint support, deep gameplay, and enough puzzles to keep you playing for a couple weeks..." - Pocket Gamer [Bronze Award 7/10]
"Sometimes you just need a fresh idea. Rummage provides this... This game combines letter-swapping, word-spelling, board-rotation, and find-a-word to arrive at a clever take on strategy games." - DoubleTime (TouchArcade User)
Described as, arguably... "The most diabolical word game ever!"
* 5 more puzzles... now a total of 50!
* Bug Fix
Rummage is a new tile based word puzzle game for the casual and cerebral gamers.
It's more about strategy than vocabulary. Each puzzle has a list of anywhere from 11 to 20 words you must spell to complete the puzzle.
The scoring system is deep, but the basics are very simple... move the tiles around and spell the puzzle words. Learn how to maximize your moves to earn bonus points and spell multiple words at a time. Play for points or play for the best time. Discover hidden words that reward you bonus points, extra hints, or even a set of blank tiles.
- Simple basics, deep scoring!
- New Shake and Rotate features!
- OpenFient integration for online Leaderboards and over 30 Achievements!
- 50 Puzzles of various difficulties for hours of gameplay! Puzzles include: Count to Ten, Elements, Flowers, Shapes, Solar System, Zodiac, Sharks, Beans,Greek Gods and the Brain!
- 4 very thorough tutorials (recommended to start with!).
- Hints and Undos to aid the player.
If you find yourself getting in trouble... spell "BLANK". It's one of the several secret words!
If you update and experience issues when completing a puzzle (the game crashes) please delete the game and re-download it from the App Store.
I read all the reviews and feedback, so please keep it coming!
For more information about Rummage, visit www.cfreshmedia.com
What's New in Version 1.45 new puzzles!
A couple bug fixes.