WordsWorth is an interesting game, in no small part due to the fact that it does a lot of things that I always seem to be critical of apps for not including. That is, modes. So many apps I review have a great core concept and decent main mode, but do little to expand that basic idea by the simple addition of some decent options and game modes.
It is a relatively easy way to squeeze a whole load of gameplay hours from the same source. I don’t know why more apps don’t do this, but it is great to see WordsWorth embrace the idea here.
The game is obviously a word based game, and I have to say it is one of the best I have played on iOS. Like all the best games of it’s genre, it is based on a simple idea, but it is a testament to the love that went into its production that the game is a stylish and enjoyable as it is.
The game will look immediately familiar to anyone that remembers the ‘Blockbuster’ game, as the letters are laid out within a hexagonal grid, but here you can select the starting letter for your word from anywhere on the grid.
* Play it on the gorgeous 4″ display of the iPhone 5
* Universal Binary: Enjoy the WordsWorth experience on iPhone and iPad
* Play alone or challenge your Facebook friends online
* 3 exciting game modes – Classic, Timed and Tumble
* Choose from 5×5, 6×6, 7×7 and 8×8 grids
* Unlock special tiles and new strategies as you progress
* Use Power-Ups – Finder, Replacer, Resetter and Reviver to dominate the word battles
* Earn Stars as you play to unlock Power-Ups or purchase them
* Check meaning of words formed and expand your vocabulary
* Chat with friends as you play
* Complete numerous levels with different rankings
* Supports official Scrabble word lists – TWL/SOWPODS/ENABLE
* Hop on the global leaderboard and Improve your Vocab Power
The game features three main modes to choose from, which immediately increases the re-playability, and a turn based, online multiplayer mode that really is most welcome. You can choose to take on random players on the net or with players from your friend list. The developer has even seen fit to include a local, Bluetooth based two player mode, which is just as welcome. The game recently received a massive update that added iPhone 5 support and made it a universal
The game looks nice, with slick transitions and decent, if unspectacular graphics. Overall, this is a very good word game with a whole loads of content and options that helps it rise above the pack on iPhone.