Wordsplosion: Written iPhone App Review
As a self-professed wordy and lover of the English language, I’m always stoked when new word game apps come across my desk. This week I had the pleasure of reviewing Wordsplosion, an awesome app from Concrete Software that’s launching today and is all about the words, with a healthy dose of action in the mix.
Concept & Gameplay:
Wordsplosion is a race against the clock. Your job is to guess the five letter word in each level. You are given the first letter, the rest is up to you. Naturally, it’s not that easy. Time is running out!
Each game starts with a set number of lives. You can earn new lives by playing well, and unlock cool bonuses, compare scores via Game Center, and reach for new heights of wordy glory. There are hints, tips and tricks along the way.
This fast-paced game is a lot of fun. I approve of the level of difficulty, too. Instead of asking you for boring three or four letter words, Wordsplosion has the potential to help expand your vocabulary. And that’s really something.
Although, it would be nice to see different levels of difficulty so that kids could enjoy the game or less word-friendly people could work up to the harder larger words. Just an idea, Wordsplosion gurus.
Layout & Design:
The Wordsplosion iPhone app doesn’t look like a boring word game either. This game is full of fun animations, exciting music, lively scenes and plenty of BOOM! action. I was instantly addicted. Rounds are quick, the game moves along at a nice clip. I do wish the keyboard was rendered a bit more largely, or maybe that the game worked in landscape mode. Otherwise, I like the clean flow and explosive action of Wordsplosion quite a bit.
Downloading and playing Wordsplosion for iPhone is absolutely free. That does mean you’ll have to sit through the occasional advertisement. If you don’t like them, feel free to upgrade the app for $2.99. I think you’re going to be so addicted to the wordy fun this app has to offer, you won’t mind the ads that much. This app is a solid choice for any word lover out there looking for a new kind of game to play.
Wordsplosion iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 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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