Improve Your Word Skills the Fun Way with Letterfall

Reviewed By: Phil Charlton

Letterfall - Digital Scrawl

 

Price: $0.99
Rating

Combining an old school Tetris style of gameplay with educational word creation Letterfall, an iPhone app by Digital Scrawl, makes learning words so much fun.

There are many different word games iPhone apps currently being churned out for kids and adults alike to sharpen their educational skills. This means that each app needs to bring with it something unique and special. With Letterfall that special something is the game style that surrounds the word creation aspect of the game. A large variety of people love playing games like Tetris and Letterfall creates developing a game that utilizes this style of gameplay is sheer genius.

Gameplay:

Starting out as an unassuming and simple game, Letterfall is an easily accessible game that gets players to make words from the letters that fall from the top of the screen to the bottom. As more letters come down and begin stacking on top each other the word possibilities slowly grow, but so to does the chance of those blocks reaching the top of the screen and ending the game.

Okay, so that was the basics; now add to that the fact that as you play the blocks start falling faster and faster, and on top of that are the various other special blocks that fall which inevitably either help or hinder your chances of success, and you have yourself a fast-paced, exhilarating, and educational, app.

Entertainment Value

The whole Tetris-style concept of this game makes it something that a lot of people will be quite familiar with and thus it is easier to get a grip on the functionality. Letterfall is one of those games that is so easy to get into but the increasing levels of difficulty, as the game speeds up and the special blocks begin to fall with alarming regularity, makes the game highly addictive and exciting.

What starts out as a fun game of find-the-big-words soon becomes a pulse-pounding desperate search for any word you can form to stop the blocks from reaching the top.

Overall

Fun, highly addictive and educational…what more could you ask from an iPhone app? Very little is the answer. With plenty of in-game features and a constantly progressing level of difficulty this app will provide hours and hours of fun for any age group. The link to the iPhone Game center also means that the users can get all the more competitive as they attempt to beat their friends and family.

Letterfall iPhone app [ iTunes Link ] requires iOS 3.1.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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