- Publisher: Binary Dawn Interactive Inc.
- Genre: Word
- Released: 10 Nov, 2010
- Size: 9.4 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Easy to learn Mastermind-like word puzzle gameplay.
- Four gameplay modes; all customizeable.
- Variable difficulty based on word length.
- 'Even' and other common words not considered valid; limited word list.
WordUs2 makes the most of its simple Mastermind-like gameplay, providing a word-puzzle challenge that's open to most ages.
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Mastermind is a quirky and appealing board game thanks to its mix of luck and logic. Sure, it may simply feel like pattern recognition, but there's an undeniable feeling of having outwitted someone (even if this isn't strictly true). WordUs2 by Binary Dawn Interactive extends the pattern matching concept to words in the English language and it's no surprise that the same sense of accomplishment has transferred over as well.
Four game modes are available, however the basic gameplay consists of being provided with the first letter of a word of a pre-selected length, with the ultimate goal of guessing what this word is. Letters from each attempt can be highlighted to either indicate a letter that's correct, but in the wrong position or correct and in the correct position. By process of elimination the word is eventually guessed and a score is added to your total.
Each mode adds a twist or two to the gameplay, but more importantly options are provided to scale the difficulty by increasing or decreasing the word length. This opens the door for children to explore their vocabulary in a fun and simple way, while still scaling to levels that are challenging for adults as well.
Word-games certainly aren't everyone's cup of tea, but WordUs2's simple, clean presentation is easy to jump in to and enjoy - and best of all, it never hurts to flex your vocabulary now and then; a fun puzzler for all ages.
DescriptionTop 10 Word Game In Canada on launch!
"Something that blew me away was the fact that WordUs2 is one of the cleanest, well designed word apps that I’ve ever played."
- World of Meh, worldofmeh.com
"This game is sure to keep you occupied for hours on end. This game is great for a road trip, plane ride, or even just as a way to fill some time."
- Rebel Gaming, irgrl.com
"WordUs2 is a fun and addicting app..."
- The iPhone Mom, theiphonemom.com
#1 New & Noteworthy Word Game in Canada in November
#1 What's Hot Word Game in Canada in December
#8 What's Hot Family Game in Canada in December
#9 Top Paid Word Game in Canada on launch
WordUs2 is a word game inspired by TV game shows such as Lingo or Motus.
The idea of the game is simple: Wordsmiths test their acumen as they attempt to guess a mystery word given only the first letter. After each guess, if a letter is in the correct spot, the square will appear orange. If the letter is in the word yet in the wrong place, the letter itself will be surrounded by a yellow circle.
WordUs2 comes with a dictionary of thousands of words and features four exciting game modes:
* "Calm & Collected",
* "Every Guess Counts",
* "Think Fast", and the
* "Six Minute Sprint".
Each mode features different twists and challenges that are sure to keep players of all ages guessing for hours on end.
WordUs2 features OpenFeint integration so you can compete with your friends for achievements and top position on the leaderboards.
WordUs2, the smash hit word game for the PalmOS updated and enhanced for the iPhone.
Check out the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmCAb5WeOxY
Binary Dawn Interactive Inc. is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 8-10,11-12, parents
Categories: Games, Reading, Spelling
What's New in Version 1.2.1Achievement badge display fix
Subtle bug fixes